Jan 30, 2010

030- Good Morning Porridge

Several weeks ago I threatened to do a blog post about this *most-favorite-thing-for-breakfast* food of mine. It's kind of an addiction for me. I would rather have porridge than ANY THING ELSE! So much for variety.

Almost 10 years I started showing signs of taking after my Daddy with high cholesterol. One of the suggestions was to add oatmeal to my diet. All of my adult life I've liked porridge so that was an easy fix for me. I had no idea it would take over my life (as in when I go on vacation I still want my porridge!)

But it just can't be any old porridge! No, not me! I has to be special and tasty. So here are the cast for the breakfast show.

030- oatmeal 1

Quite simple really: old fashioned oatmeal, soy milk, water, fruit (this runs the gambit from just raisins to the slightly more exciting blueberries and home-made apple pie filling or BOTH!) and sometimes brown sugar.

030- oatmeal 2

I throw them all into my favorite saucepan that NEVER gets put away and turn on the heat. I have just about enough time now to load or unload the dishwasher, straighten up the kitchen, or put on my minimal eye makeup... something short, about 5 minutes. If I'm going to be out of the room I turn the heat way down so I don't accidentally burn my porridge. (Yeah, so who would ever burn their porridge on purpose? Can you tell me that?)

030- oatmeal 3

When it's finished cooking I spoon it all into one of my favorite bowls, no namby-pamby soup bowl here, it has to be deep because I like *high milk* as grandson Bryan told me once. Usually this all gets carried upstairs to my playroom and I peruse my email, facebook, or google reader while I eat. Yummy!


Sarah Elizabeth said...

Yumminess! I love oatmeal too...and Zoom....and Cream of Wheat. Just hot cereal in general goes down nicely & warms every bit of you as it does. So lovely! Maybe the love of it runs in the family? :)

Dean and Sheri said...

This is a favorite of mine too... but I cheat! I use "Maple and Brown Sugar Instant". I especially love it when we have fresh strawberries, raspberries or peaches. If not, I throw in some currants. I ALWAYS throw in some brown sugar and only use 1/2 & 1/2. Yeah...I'll NEVER be thin eating my oatmeal like that. But at this point in my life...Do I really care? Nah, it's worth it.
Love ya Joanie...