Can you believe it? There is actually a National Oatmeal Day. I’m not sure how these things are decided upon, but oatmeal deserves a day because it is definitely a pantry staple, it’s a breakfast food, or make some cookies, use it in a dessert crisp topping, grind it up for flour. Not only is oatmeal versatile, but it is nutritious! One cup of cooked oats contains 16% of our daily fiber and 12% of our daily protein requirements, AND it’s low in fat!
My father hated oatmeal because he grew up during the depression and ate it every morning for breakfast…that was what they had. There was no Egg McMuffin® on the corner and his family couldn’t afford bacon. (Maybe that’s why he had 3 pieces of bacon every morning for breakfast as an adult!)
Well, I do like oatmeal, but certainly not every morning, and when I make it for just the 2 of us, it’s nice to jazz it up a little. And it’s easy to do! Simply choose a fruit from your fruit bowl…this is a Gr8 way to use up something that might be on it’s last legs.
If you have an apple or a pear, core and slice and dice then sprinkle with a little lemon juice,
then toss in a mixture of cinnamon, sugar and spices.
While the oatmeal is cooking, melt some butter in a frying pan and sauté the fruit until tender.
Then just pour it over the oatmeal in your cereal bowls. Easy and much tastier than a simple bowl of oats!
I use old-fashioned oats, and they really don’t take much time. I just prefer the texture. You can put this on any oats you enjoy.
Makes 2 servings
If you have Pumpkin Pie Spice, simply use 2 teaspoons of that in place of the spices.
Here’s World Class Chili! The perfect dish for football days.Here’s a Gr8 idea for serving salad, and this one is a Psychedelic Salad…in a jar! Be to check it out to find out what the surprise inside is!If you need an amazing dessert, we have just the ticket, these Rosemary Brownies with Rosemary Vanilla Ice Cream will knock your socks off!And this week we published another one of our World Famous Gr8 Dinners…(Well, that might be a bit of a stretch!) And it was “Far Out, Man!”Put on your beads and join in the fun!
And please remember…be a Gr8 Friend!
Kyle, Anna, Debbie, and Jurga