Breakfast

Oatmeal

So, I am totally back on board with oatmeal. I just made the most fantastic bowl for breakfast and I am here to share it with y’all.

In the mix today:

1/3 cup rolled oats

1/3 1% (that’s right!) milk

1/3 water

2 shakes of cinnamon

small palmful of raisins

tiny splash of vanilla

The oats, milk, water, cinnamon went into the pan first:

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All stirred up:

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Once the mixture was stirred together and on medium heat, I added the raisins. They are so much better when you add them in towards the beginning of your oatmeal creation. They get softer as they cook. I tend to add vanilla in the middle of the cooking process because I don’t want all of the flavor to cook away…

After the oatmeal started bubbling, I stirred constantly for a minute or two. Then I emptied the pan out into my favorite bowl. I added a smidge of brown sugar (why not?), a small spoon of peanut butter and a sprinkle of granola to get some super foods (flax seeds and pumpkin seeds) mixed in.

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The more water you drink when you eat oatmeal, the longer the oats will stay with you. So I accompanied my oatmeal with a nice tall glass of water.

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So it is officially spring – but the weather forecast has snow in it for tomorrow. Hmm… at least I have flowers in my kitchen from my own backyard!! The forsythia in my backyard has buds on it – so my mom clipped two little branches and brought them inside, and placed them in a cream pitcher 🙂 They started blooming yesterday! I love them…

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Happy Spring, everyone!

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