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Ode to Oats

Oh. My. God. I just took a picture of my oatmeal. My life is so awesome I am jealous of myself.

Many people post recipes on their blogs for stuff like “Asparagus Chipotle Grapefruit Fritatta” (sp?) and stuff, and that’s really cool, but I thought I just share with ya’ll MY favorite food.


1 Cup Rolled Oats, 2 Cups Water (Same proportion as rice!)
Frozen Blueberries or Strawberries, Sugar, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Nuts, Flax seeds Whatever. A few grains of salt if you insist.

Note: This amount serves two humans or one oatmeal monster that doesn’t want to eat again till mid-afternoon.


Wake up. Stumble to kitchen in jammies. Dump everything but the frozen fruit in a pot and turn the stove on medium. Use the next 5-10 minutes (Note: The colder your kitchen is, the longer water takes to boil) to put on the coffee and stare at the compost and garbage wishing someone else would take it out. Optional: Feed the cats and change their water dish; wonder why they put their food in the water dish.

Pour some frozen fruit, or maybe some jam or jelly in the pot. Stir. Put this stuff in a bowl. Eat.

Optional Flair:

We get local amish grown oats at the local food co-op. They are cheap!

Sometimes we use steel cut oats, which are awesomer, chewier, nuttier, filling-ier BUT take 30-45 minutes to cook. Good if you want to go take a shower, etc. before you eat.

Why my way is the best way:

According to Consumer Reports home made oatmeal is good for you and instant oatmeal is not as tasty.

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