Monday, April 11, 2011


We are not morning people, and unlike our cats, food is not a great motivator for us to rise and shine.  Yet, we love breakfast food.  We just prefer it as brunch food.  

When we are having a good week and make the time to plan our workday breakfast meals, Amanda and I often make a batch of granola or porridge to reheat each morning.  Neither of these are too labor intensive, but take a little time.  We always forget how incredibly easy and fast oatmeal is to prepare; rolled oats cook in five minutes. I don't know why anyone would ever buy instant oatmeal when home cooked oatmeal mixed with a few simple ingredients is not really more difficult or complicated to make (both just involve boiling water and stirring) and taste better.  

Here is our simple oatmeal recipe:

2 cups rolled oats
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt

Bring the three ingredients to a boil in a covered pot. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

We usually stir in bananas or berries, chopped walnuts, maple syrup, and a little milk.  See, easy!


Unknown said...

Yay! I just started having oatmeal for breakfast this month. I make mine and put it in a thermos to eat at work, but I should try making a big batch and reheating it next week.

BTW, I miss going to coffee with Amanda in the morning. *sigh*

Amanda said...

Oh crap! Crap, crap, crap!!! It's just I wanted to be the first one to write you, not the other way around. I like the thermos idea a lot. There are some really cute ones I was coveting a while back but I had no idea what I should do with it (okay soup seems obvious, but really ... oatmeal makes it seem so much more legitimate). I really miss coffee with you too and I have this awesome new mug (after the old one ended up in a public toilet and Garry forbade me from every using it again even though I swore I could sterilize it). I will send you an email!