Cereal is for suckers

my story Jan 09, 2010

Ok. That was harsh. Sorry. But it is how I feel this week. I told my husband yesterday that I felt guilty eating breakfast lately because it is so *dang* good and it made me feel sorry for the masses that consume cold cereal daily. But I’ve never been a big fan of breakfast, so that may be a contributing factor.

I’m in love with oatmeal. Yep. You heard me. Oatmeal. But not your instant quaker oats, just-add-hot-water-and-stir oatmeal. I’ve officially become an adoring fan of steel cut oats. Cooked slowly on my stovetop until they are creamy and perfectly chewy and yummy.

It all started with this recipe my husband sent me, encouraging my healthful eating kick I’ve been on lately. It was so good, I even made some for breakfast on Christmas morning. It was that good. And good for you. Stick to your ribs. Feel great all morning. Good. You should make it. I highly recommend that combo of dried fruit in the recipe, but might I suggest a couple of alternatives that will knock your socks off? Dried pineapple. Solo. Don’t add anything else. Tastes like Hawaii to me. Then try some with dried figs and cranberries. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I’m just saying – I don’t think you can go wrong here. Even plain with 1/2 mashed banana and some cinnamon is quite tasty.

It is a commitment. You will need to spend 30 minutes making oatmeal. But it isn’t hard. You can do other things. And I make a double batch and store it in the fridge and eat it all week. Slow down friends! It doesn’t take that long to warm it up in the morning and you will thank me. You will.

You are welcome.


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