Confession: Before today I had never made stovetop oats. I’d used old-fashioned oats, but always in the microwave. The last time I ate stovetop oats I was probably about 7 years old, and my dad made them for me. For my first foray into the world of stovetop oats, I decided to stick with his method.
I decided to use the heart-healthy portion (3/4 cup oats) because when I usually have oatmeal it’s not as filling as I like. Into the pot went:
- 1.5 cups water
- dash of salt
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
And for topping I stuck with what my dad would do:
- ~1/4 cup milk (chocolate almond milk – actually something my dad probably thinks is weird)
- ~1-2 tablespoons honey – I hollowed out a little pit and poured in heated honey
I let them cool for a few minutes and dug in. Holy amazing! Stovetop oats are incredible! I’ve been missing out! Or should I say I’ve been missing OAT, hehe. I’m hoping this breakfast will hold me over for a while.
As for yesterday’s smoothie, it did the job for about 1.5 hours, then I had to have a piece of fruit. I think it helped that I put peanut butter in it, otherwise I would have been hungry after about 20 minutes. Oh, well. I don’t think I’ll be making green smoothies regularly, but it was a fun experiment and definitely made me feel refreshed.
Speaking of my dad, he sent me a link to the (don’t click if you’re an easily offended vegetarian/vegan!) Bacon Explosion this morning. How ridiculous is that? No wonder we have a health problem in this country…
Happy Thursday everyone! What is the craziest recipe you’ve ever heard of?