Friday, September 4, 2009

Oat meal is delicious

I adore oatmeal for breakfast, and it has had some amazing good results on my health checkups.
The way I cook it I learned from my husband, Will.
He told me about it for a long time, and I ignored his advice, since I was in a rush to go to work in the mornings.
Take 1/2 cup Quaker Oats, or other brand, "Quick 1 minute" oats, add 1 cup milk and cook in the microwave one and 1/2 minutes.
Stir, then cook 30 seconds more, and watch carefully so it doesn't overflow the bowl. An overflow in the microwave is ugly to clean up, I know.
When cooked add raisins, craisins, a tablespoon of whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon, a teaspoon of brown sugar, or whatever you prefer.
The microwave preparation means you have only one bowl to wash.
This tastes delicious, and is quick and easy to prepare.


Santa Larry Fitzgerald said...

Hi Terra,

In many countries, oatmeal (or some other hot cereal) is a Christmas tradition. On Christmas morn, the children are given a breakfast of hot cereal. At the bottom of one of the bowls is a coin. The one who finds the coin, gets to keep it. Also, he or she will have good luck for the rest of the year. Actually, this is good strategy, in a way. It helps the excited children eat their breakfast. One caution, though. The coin needs to be large enough that the child won't accidentally ingest or choke on it. We used a large medallion in our family ... about four inches across (with a Santa design of course). Bowls were set out on the counter. Each child chose a bowl. The child who found the medallion traded it for a silver dollar and the medallion was stored for the next year. I always sterilize the medallion by washing it in the dishwasher with plates, etc.
Happy Christmas,
Santa Larry

Cathy Messecar said...

Thanks for stopping by Santa Larry with the great hint about Christmas oatmeal traditions.

Most of my family loves oatmeal, but on Christmas morn, we fancy yp breakfast a bit. I think my family would rather find the medallion under a pile of sizzling bacon.