“Real” oatmeal is SO almost-as-easy as the tasteless “instant” stuff…
Anyone who’s read this blog much at all knows how much I love oatmeal, and how one of my grand missions in life is to convince people that “instant” oatmeal is a travesty of glue-ish glop and that the real stuff–you know. Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats–is nearly as easy and tastes ten times better.
I posted about how it’s become a staple of my Cheap Grad Student Eats this year, and how it only takes about 3 minutes in the microwave, a while ago.
I had a new revelation this morning: If you have a little extra time, you can make it with plain old boiling water and no microwave. One of the other students (bless her!) brought in an electric kettle a few weeks ago, and we’re all using the hell out of it. This morning, just to see if it would work, I boiled the water, put the oatmeal into my mug, poured the boiling water over it, covered it, and let it sit for maybe ten minutes. That was plenty–the oatmeal was soft, the cranberries and raisins were nice and plump, and it was delicious. More soupy than cereal-y, so if you like your oatmeal fairly “dry” this won’t work, but it’s again a lot better than the instant stuff.
Just FYI! Give it a shot!