Friday, February 13, 2009

How I Like My Oatmeal

For the last several years I have been eating oat-meal every day.

It's Cheap.

It's Healthy.

It's Quick.

The Kid's eat it.

I don't have my oatmeal the conventional way though. Nope. Not me. ;-)My oatmeal is "old-fashioned".

It is so "Old-fashioned" that I need to buy the "whole" oat groat, and not the "Quaker Oat" old-fashioned kind.

Yup,I crush/roll my own oats. ;-) Sound's kind of naughty, lol!

Seriously, it is "delicious" that way.
Then, I boil about 1 cup slightly salted water to 1/2 cup of rolled oats. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, I turn it down to simmer, add my oats to it, and cook it for about four minutes.

Then I take it off of the heat, and let it sit for about five more minutes.

After that, I divide the pot of oatmeal into individual portions and add to each portion:

1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

1 TB. of Raw Honey

a heaping dash of cinnamon

Rice Milk

And a Bunch of raisins.

It is sooooo good!

The kids don't like raisins in theirs. And I substitute whole organic milk in theirs for the rice milk.

Sweetie likes it so much, that she eats about two servings of it. And she HATES Mr. Quaker Instant Oats. HATES it.

And you know what?
I don't blame her one bit! ;-)

So, why all of this talk about oatmeal? I don't know, I guess I have it on my brain. I haven't blogged in a while, and I was trying to think of something to blog about, and for some strange reason oatmeal came to my mind. So I went with it. Hope it provided you some entertainment. :)


Under the Florida Sun said...

I grew up eating raisin and spice oatmeal. The other day our grocery store had some on sale. I hadn't had it for years so I stocked up. I add regular oatmeal to give me some more and I'm lovin it :-)

Esther Ruth said...

Sounds yummy! I want to eat oatmeal more. How do you crush/roll the oats?

Jennifer said...

Oatmeal is definitely one of my favorite foods - and your recipe sounds delicious! I will have to give it a try - thanks.

green gables girl said...

I'm a huge oatmeal fan, too! I don't always buy the old fashioned, though, but I have and yep, it's extra good!

I just used in my meatloaf recipe tonight in fact!

Oh, if you can, come join in at the Home School Open House tomorrow! :)

Karina said...

Tell me more about rolling your own.... I eat the mr quaker and thought that was good. Id like to roll my own too!

A Romantic Porch said...

I grew up on old fashioned oats, and raised my kids on it too, but I don't know how to crush my own. Please tell! Of course I remember you sweet girl...been wondering how ya are! xo rachel

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