I’ve always liked a healthy breakfast. As a kid, my favorite cereals were Cracklin’ Oat Bran and Grape Nuts. Why, yes, I had Progeria of the digestive tract, apparently. I liked me sum’ fiber! Let’s skip over my bout in high school where I couldn’t stomach breakfast before 10:00 (why is that? manic hormones? disrupted sleep patterns?) and the couple of years in college when I would down an entire Lumberjack Slam from Denny’s. Right. Skipping ahead… As I grew older and worked in restaurants, I grew to appreciate a perfectly-cooked egg or a beautifully-prepared quiche. Breakfast moved beyond cereal and milk. (Do you have that G-Love song stuck in your head now, too?) However, when I had my son and went back to work, breakfast became a meal-on-the-fly. I found something that was filling, delicious, and warmed me on cold mornings when I was leaving my son in his cozy pj’s while I sat shivering in my lonely, cold vehicle. (See why I had to resign? 🙂 )
So, here it is, Savory Oatmeal, just in time for the colder months.
1/2 c. oats
1 c. water
Mix these two and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. (Better yet, follow your package directions and cook on the stovetop if you have the time!)
By the way: this trio is my go-to for seasoning ANYTHING. Try it on rice, quinoa, vegetables.
-handful of nuts (protein!)
-frozen fruit (omit the Liquid Aminos)
What’s your favorite cozy breakfast food?
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