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Making "morning gruel" more interesting?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by The Pontificator, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    What do you put in your morning gruel (oatmeal) to make it more interesting?
     
  2. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    Cranrasins and walnuts.

    or

    Blueberries.




    Or toasted Almonds.
     

  3. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    use REAL OATMEAL

    not the stuff from the round box.

    My current favorite is Robs Red Mill Stone Ground Whole Oatmeal.
     
  4. noway

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    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 ;)
     
  5. Blitzer

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    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...

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    :cool: ;f :) ;a
     
  6. allanc

    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    I skip the horse food and have a real breakfast. ;)
     
  7. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    or similar.

    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
     
  8. joker1

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    I always add a little vanilla extract and almond extract along with raisins, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
     
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    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Add a about a 1/4 teaspoon of Coffeemate French Vanilla creamer per bowl of oatmeal. It gives oatmeal a great flavor.

    ;N
     
  10. lethal tupperwa

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    partially hydrogenated oil which even though it tastes good is said to be bad for you.
     
  11. KYglockers

    KYglockers A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

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    WOW, when did GT get a Food Forum!!!!!! Maybe I just pay too much attention to useless GNG threads!!!:) ;c
     
  12. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    Do you have your apron on and your oven preheated?
     
  13. 308endurdebate

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    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.
     
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    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    As we get older, we need all the "preservatives" we can get too..... ;)

    ;N
     
  15. Thirties

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    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.
     
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    Neal Millennium Member

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    Where is the best place(price) to get turbinado sugar? I won't pay $17.99 plus shipping for 3 lbs.
     
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    Neal Millennium Member

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    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. :)
     
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    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.
     
  19. USMC_G19

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    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.
     
  20. lethal tupperwa

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    stone ground are my favorite.