Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Breakfast of Champions
... and of mostly-chained-to-their-desks Program Coordinators...
Nestled right there between my computer and phone sits what is customarily my morning sustenance. Really, I eat this almost daily - Joe, too.
It's brown sugar/cinnamon instant oatmeal - but homemade instead of store bought, conveniently premixed in 10-portion batches so we can easily grab it in a hurry. Joe eats his plain, with milk or cream, but without fruit, and at home before he leaves.
Sometimes I eat mine plain, too, but I prefer to add fruit... diced apple or blackberries picked fresh from the yard or, like today, cut up fresh strawberries... and I never eat it at home. I eat mine at the office.
Wanna know how to do it?
Get a good sized bowl with a cover
scoop 5 cups of quick oats into it
add 10 T of brown sugar
and 10 t of cinnamon
That's it... 10 portions of instant brown sugar/cinnamon oatmeal.
Just scoop a 1/2 cup into a bowl
and add 3/4 cup water
microwave for 2 minutes
stir and add fruit.
Voila. You now have a decent sized portion of yummy, hot oatmeal. Five work-day breakfasts for two.
If my dad could see this, he wouldn't believe his eyes. He always loved oatmeal... and it always made me gag. Blech. He never understood how I couldn't like it.
I just started eating it last year... wintertime. At work on the those chilly mornings, I'd see the students pulling their [store bought but delicious smelling] oatmeal out of the microwave all steamy and beckoning, and decided I'd give it another shot.
Hmph... what do you know. I liked it!
Maybe I should give grits another try...
Posted by Pam O'Brien