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Ode to Oatmeal

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Sometimes, the strangest things strike me. And today, I as I sit here and eat my breakfast, I have been struck by the strangest urge to write I've had in a while, and here it is:

I love old fashioned, cook it in the pan oatmeal. I make it with 1% milk, a packet of splenda, cinnamon, raisins and chopped walnuts. It is the perfect breakfast, it is yummy, it fills me up, it has lots of good nutritional value.. So, why on earth am I blogging this?

Well, first, to share the wonder of this stuff. If you haven't tried this, and you think that those packets of oatmeal you can add hot water to or throw in the microwave are the way to go, you are simply not going to believe the difference.

Second, to lament that the ONLY way to make this stuff is on the stove..the milk boils over in the microwave no matter how large the bowl I place it in, and truth be told, it just doesn't taste that good when it's cooked in the microwave.. So....you need that 10 minutes to make it, and then at least another 10 to eat it..honest, it takes that long, a little bowl of 1/2 cup oatmeal, 3/4 cup of milk, and a few additions, takes that long to eat, because it is hearty and delicious...

There it is, my ode to oatmeal.. Have a great day!!
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    Oatmeal is totally worthy of an ode! :)

    Have you tried the even slower kind? You can get oats that are not even flattened, just cut into little pieces. It takes about 20 minutes to cook on the stove, but it can be cooked ahead of time and each serving reheated with a little liquid (which re-softens it).


    One packages goes a loong way. Also, be warned that some packages that read "steel cut oats" are more like rolled oats, whereas the kind I speak of is like little pieces of oat. x)

    I guess that's my long ode to oats! hehe :D
    3985 days ago
    I love oatmeal. Haven't had it in a while, maybe tomorrow.
    3985 days ago
    Plus the packet kind of oatmeal is expensive in comparison and there is no real nutritional value to them.
    3985 days ago
    hahahahaha!! emoticon Oh, T, you ARE funny!! emoticon mmm-mmm I do love old fashioned oatmeal too!! Sometimes mine gets honey or real maple syrup, but... there's nothin' like brown sugar with a pat a' REAL butter & a sprinklin' of cinnamon!! I do love raisins too... never tried the nuts... hmm... OOH!! I'll bet currents would be good too.

    Anyway, my sweet, you are very much like oatmeal. ::rolling on floor laughin' till sides ache & haven't even had my 2nd cup of esspresso:: bear with me *here* as... you are such a wholesome & hearty friend (the best of friends are) that stays *with ya'* & through the times when ya' gotta' have that *healing* touch, you're *there* making it happen!!

    ::hugs & hugs & kisses too::
    Love, yer'
    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ *Annie*
    3985 days ago
    I also love oatmeal. Do you put peanut butter in yours sometimes?
    3985 days ago
  • JMR63074
    Funny, Thanks
    3985 days ago
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