All posts tagged: Breakfast

Weekday Oatmeal

Thursday is oatmeal morning in our house. For years that meant packages of instant oatmeal.*Dinosaur eggs with brown sugar were the favorite. Last year, I read Mark Bittman’s diatribe about instant oatmeal. I started to make it myself. Mr. Bittman is right; oatmeal is quick and easy. It takes maybe fifteen minutes to make a batch. The problem is, the kids fought the change tooth and nail. “It doesn’t taste right” was the rallying cry. *This means it’s not full of sugar pellets in the shape of dinosaurs. After a while, I got tired of fighting every Thursday morning, and went back to instant oatmeal. I gave up on making my own oatmeal, and went back to instant. When school started in the fall, I made a second push to making our own oatmeal. I was losing the battle against instant oatmeal…until I read Oatmeal Worth Waking Up For in Pam Anderson’s How To Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals. Pam’s oatmeal is a basic technique with all sorts of options. At the core, Pam’s recipe …