Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Time for OATMEAL!

Oh, there's a bit of a chill in the air these mornings!  Definitely time for a bowl of creamy, nutritious, hearty Oatmeal.  No, not the instant oatmeal packets that can be purchased and boiling hot water is added.  This is the oatmeal that tastes delicious after all of the ingredients are placed in a sauce pot, combined and sit for like 5 - 10 minutes, so the oats may soften a bit, before being heated and stirred.  Mmmm!

The Quaker Oats canister has the directions printed on the backside, if needed.  I also stir in 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg & 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon with the oats and milk.  A handful of Craisins (dried Cranberries) add a bit of tang and sweetness to this delicious hot cereal.  Brown Sugar (desired amount) is also added. 

Calcium is an important part of a diet that's needed every day, and a serving of this hot cereal contains 8 oz. - including the Milk added in the cereal bowl.  This is a great start to the needed daily amount of Calcium, every day.

I use Soy Milk and I find that a half gallon of Soy Milk is always on my grocery list.  The Old Fashioned Oats and Craisins will be on my next Costco list!  They will be divided into more usable containers, after purchasing.  :)  There will be more cooking with Oats & Craisins this week!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I use Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal, too! I LOVE it! I like to add the spices and I even put a few smalls cubes of apple in mine while it's cooking. Then I use fresh fruit on top. There are so many variations and the are ALL good! Happy Fall!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

We love the old fashioned oatmeal here, too! Not a fan of instant in this case. Nice way to start the cooler day :)

JG said...

~Lavender Dreamer- Adding apple cubes sounds delicious!

Carol- Old Fashioned Oats are the best! :)