In this wonderful season of delightful indulgence, I thought I would give all of you a few treats for the weekend. Over the last few weekends Josh has been out of town and I have found some healthy pleasures to make my Saturday mornings more enjoyable. If you know me well you know that I am a breakfast eater- every day, mostly cereal or the occasional treat of pancakes or French toast. Lately, I have been really lovin oatmeal. Not just your run of the mill quick oats but the good stuff- whole un-cracked oats. I found a great recipe for oatmeal and changed it up a little bit. I hope you love this Oatmeal as much I do:
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal
1/4 c. whole oats (I like McCann’s) or 1/2 c. quick-oats
1 c. water
1/4 c. raisins
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch nutmeg
1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar (or to taste)
1/4 c. walnuts
2 pinches ground cinnamon (or to taste)
1/4 c. vanilla soymilk
(pretty self explainatory but just in case)
1.) Boil water in medium saucepan. Stir in oatmeal & raisins, & reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 3 – 5mins.
2.) After oatmeal has cooked, remove pan from heat & stir in vanilla & nutmeg. Next, stir brown sugar into oatmeal.
3.) Place oatmeal in individual serving bowl & sprinkle with walnuts & cinnamon.
4.) Finally, pour about 1/4 c. vanilla soymilk over top, & serve.
Makes 1 serving
And for an even more satisfying weekend try Josh’s new Narratives CD, which is both therapeutic and entertaining. It is now available for preview on myspace and will be available for purchase on November 4!