Saturday, December 8, 2012
Oatmeal 101 Breakfast of Champions
My oatmeal is not boring and therefore my family and I love it. Yes, take plain oatmeal and add a bit of milk and it can be boring. We add some of these items every time:
Any bits of dried fruit like cranberries, figs, Raisins
Frozen or fresh berries
Today's oatmeal was chopped apple (free from September box Mother gleaned from a friend kept crisp in the fridge), cinnamin, dash of vanilla, handful of raisins and handful of dried cranberries. Breakfast for less than a dollar.
The secret to good oatmeal is putting the fruit and spice in with the water and bring to boil. The spices also make your house smell great. Use a wooden spoon to stir for one minute while simmering then remove from heat and let it set up - about 3 minutes. You will never burn oatmeal to your pan and it comes out perfect every time. Hubby eats his with Spenda and milk, I prefer a dash of brown sugar and milk. If you are going away for the weekend and have access to a kitchen you can easily pack breakfast in a bag this way.
After the breakfast of champions I am off to buy our .95 cent per pound holiday Turkey. Cheers!