*EAT LIKE ME*- JANUARY 5- And Then Some Oatmeal Comes Along…

Inspired by A Dash of Meg‘s WIAW post, here is my version of the oatmeal part of her breakfast. (Using milk- eeeeeekkkkk!) Why the screeching? Whenever I cook oats or anything that requires milk, I always seem to burn everything. The last time that fire alarm went off for twenty minutes before I finally just ripped it off the ceiling. Right now, we are currently fire alarm-less due to that mishap. So obviously if I burn again and create a fire, it’s doomsday.

Enough of my burner paranoia…on with the food!

As you know I have been sanctioned to my bed since Sunday due to illness. Indulging in my 3-day a week trips to the grocery store are on hiatus. So I have to use what I have lying around. (Not much, to be honest…)

I always keep milk, some sort of cereal, and fruit on hand so breakfast this morning did not prove to be a problem.

I had no steel cut oatmeal left so I used a stash of rolled outs to star as my food protagonists. (My heroes!) Seriously without them, I would probably be subject to eating stale cookies and moldy bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • dab of honey
  • frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • pinch of light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • Barbara’s Puffins Cinnamon Cereal
  • Sprinkles (for decoration)

Preparation:

  1. Heat saucepan on LOW < this was very important for me to keep in check. Add in 1 cup milk for every 1/2 cup oats. Stir.
  2. After about a minute, add in honey, applesauce, flaxseed, and light brown sugar. Stir occassionally.
  3. Take off heat. Pour into bowl. Mix in peanut butter. Place frozen mango chunks, a few pieces of Barbara’s, and sprinkles. (if you want to get fancy!)
  4. EAT. SO FILLING.
  5. Congratulate yourself for cooking with milk and not burning the house down 🙂

 

Peace, love, and heroes!

~C.C.D.

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