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Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by The Pontificator, Jan 27, 2006.
What do you put in your morning gruel (oatmeal) to make it more interesting?
Cranrasins and walnuts.
Or toasted Almonds.
use REAL OATMEAL
not the stuff from the round box.
My current favorite is Robs Red Mill Stone Ground Whole Oatmeal.
I have to give a thumbs ups on Robs Red flours and oat and wheat products. All of my fish and other items are floured with his products
Any combo of the following are oatmeal addins.
Before cooking, a dash of salt, Rice Dream milk substitute, Soy milk, margerine or veg oils, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, Cocoa powder, sugar...
After cooking: Flax seed meal, peanut butter, peanuts, cashews halves, fresh or thawed frozen fruit, honey or molasses...
I skip the horse food and have a real breakfast.
buy OLD FASHIONED not instant.
boil a pot of water.
put a big handful of oats in a bowl with a inch off a butter stick and a dash of salt (skip the salt if you're a heathen and don't buy unsalted butter) ..
add a couple tablespoons turbinado sugar.
pour on enough boiling, (while it pours rolling boil boiling) water to make it a bit thinnish.
you should think 'that's a bit much' ..
let it set a minute and add a drop of milk, cream, half n' half, or evap.
by the third time you make it it'll be perfect. don't add anything
I always add a little vanilla extract and almond extract along with raisins, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Add a about a 1/4 teaspoon of Coffeemate French Vanilla creamer per bowl of oatmeal. It gives oatmeal a great flavor.
partially hydrogenated oil which even though it tastes good is said to be bad for you.
WOW, when did GT get a Food Forum!!!!!! Maybe I just pay too much attention to useless GNG threads!!! ;c
Do you have your apron on and your oven preheated?
Hey, trade up to Grits, you are in SC . Then you can have shrimp and grits...yum.
Oh...you're still stuck on oatmeal. Dehydrated fruit works pretty well. I prefer peaches. But almost any dried/dehydrated fruit works well. Fresh doesn't seem to work so well.
As we get older, we need all the "preservatives" we can get too.....
I prefer steel cut oats to rolled oats, but I like them both.
After the oats are cooked and served in my bowl, I add the following:
Extra virgin olive oil, or butter
Lawry's season salt
Cayenne pepper (just a tad)
sometimes, but not often: shaved parmesan or cheddar cheese
Stir it up, enjoy with buttered toast, bagel, bialy, or crumpets.
I like my oatmeal savory -- wife likes hers with brown sugar. What can I tell you? Variety is the spice of life.
Where is the best place(price) to get turbinado sugar? I won't pay $17.99 plus shipping for 3 lbs.
Found it at the local Meijer store today. They had 3 or 4 different brands. I think I paid $2.99 for 2 lbs. Mucho cheaper than internet price.
I eat the stuff in the round box. I find the regular oats to be much tastier then the instant Quaker Oats. Only takes a minute longer to do in the microwave.
I know someone has already mentioned it but steel cut oats or "pinhead" oats are the only way to go. I almost always toast them first with a little butter on the stovetop before following the package directions. They take much longer to cook but are completely worth it.
stone ground are my favorite.