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Title: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 23, 2022, 06:38:00 am
Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?

I like it.

What do you add to the oatmeal, if anything?


Chrissy
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: big kim on June 23, 2022, 12:04:19 pm
Being a half Scot of course I enjoy it! I usually just add milk to make porridge in cold weather. I sometimes add apples, bananas, berries, honey & yougurt  in warmer weather
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Post by: Ginger Tea on June 23, 2022, 12:36:44 pm
Yes, I usually add blueberries!!
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 23, 2022, 02:57:13 pm
Oatmeal, Fat Free Milk,  with Raisins and Brown Sugar... and perhaps a slice banana
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 23, 2022, 03:02:56 pm
I like oatmeal with brown sugar and sometimes I add berries.


Chrissy
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Post by: jennifer7020 on June 23, 2022, 03:58:52 pm
Yes!

with brown sugar and fruit. or with maple syrup.  once in a while pecans or walnuts. or shredded coconut (the stuff you bake with).

I like overnight oats too-- instead of boiled you soak the oats in milk or yogurt (or both)
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 23, 2022, 04:17:05 pm
Also good are oatmeal cookies!

See the cookie threads!
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Post by: Rakel on June 23, 2022, 08:09:30 pm
Yes, yes. Oatmeal, yum yum.

Add cinnamon and a little of your favorite sweetener. Also with milk and sometimes a little fruit.
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Maid Marion on June 23, 2022, 08:38:44 pm
Yes, hot oatmeal is great when the weather is cold.  I'll add brown sugar.
These days instead of brown sugar which hardens up I'll use white sugar and add some molasses that I have in squeeze container.

Marion
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 24, 2022, 08:20:54 am
Oatmeal is good!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Jessica_Rose on June 24, 2022, 09:03:11 am
A teenager told their mom they were going to eat a healthier diet, so they tried some oatmeal.

Mom: Did you like the oatmeal?
Teen: It was OK, but that first bowl seemed a bit rough.
Mom: How long did you cook it?
Teen: Cook it?!?!?

I tried oatmeal once, it was just way too slimy for me. I would eat a bowl of soggy corn flakes in milk before I would try oatmeal again. However, oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips are awesome!

Love always -- Jessica Rose
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 24, 2022, 10:24:46 am
A teenager told their mom they were going to eat a healthier diet, so they tried some oatmeal.

Mom: Did you like the oatmeal?
Teen: It was OK, but that first bowl seemed a bit rough.
Mom: How long did you cook it?
Teen: Cook it?!?!?

I tried oatmeal once, it was just way too slimy for me. I would eat a bowl of soggy corn flakes in milk before I would try oatmeal again. However, oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips are awesome!

Love always -- Jessica Rose


Use less water when cooking and it will not be too slimy.  You can add more dry oats to a watery bowl of them too. 

I use one minute (not instant) oatmeal and water and cook in the microwave. Depending on much you cook and your microwave, it takes between 60-90 seconds to cook a serving or two.  If too dry after cooking, add a slight amount of water and stir.  If too watery, add a bit of oatmeal and stir, potentially returning the oatmeal to the microwave for 15 seconds.

Using too small a bowl for the oatmeal you are cooking can cause the oatmeal to spill over the sides of the bowl.
So watch it cooking and shut off the microwave before your bowl runneth over.  Practice makes perfect.

After cooking, add brown sugar to your desired taste.  If you add too much sugar, it will be too sweet.  You can always add more sugar to taste but if it is too sweet all you can do to make things right is to cook another portion of oatmeal and mix the two cooked portions together.  Then the sweetness may be correct.

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: davina61 on June 24, 2022, 12:06:42 pm
I have porridge nearly every morning with blueberries ,this week bananas for a change. I just tip some dry in a dish, chuck in some milk and microwave for 2mins . Works fine .
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Post by: sarahc on June 24, 2022, 08:37:55 pm
I eat a lot of oatmeal, especially in the winter. 2-3x per week in the winter. Not so much in the summer. I mostly use old-fashioned oats, but occasionally I’ll cook up a big batch of steel-cut oats and work my way through that over the course of a week.

Also, Oatmeal Scotchies (oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips) are my favorite cookie. I actually went into a cafe recently to get some coffee and they had big fresh baked schotchies and I was in heaven!

Sarah
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 03, 2022, 05:41:32 pm
Oatmeal can be really good!

Chrissy
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Post by: traci_k on July 04, 2022, 07:29:20 am
I do like oatmeal though I avoid the overly sugared instant type. I'm strange, having grown up in the North, I prefer grits..

Misty
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 04, 2022, 09:25:35 am
I have not had oatmeal this past week.  Maybe I will cook me up a bowl for breakfast!


Chrissy
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Lyric on July 05, 2022, 11:14:06 am
I've had oatmeal for breakfast a good 3-4 times per week for decades. My grandparents who lived well into their 90s did as well, BTW. I use only old fashioned oats and have devised a cooking method that lessons the likelihood of cooking mishaps. I first boil 1 cup of water, then turn down the heat, add 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of oats. To that I'll add a bit of honey, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. When done in 5-8 minutes I stir in some chopped banana and a bit of Grape-nuts and leave it to sit a few minutes. Then I pour it in my bowl, top with something like walnuts and a little maple syrup and it's breakfast time.
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: JanePlain on July 05, 2022, 12:28:38 pm
I use (Don't hate me) those Quaker Oats pre-measured out packets and really like the ones with peach.  But fresh blueberries would be very good I think.  Can't think of anything not made better by adding blueberries.  Ha...
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Sephirah on July 05, 2022, 03:04:34 pm
Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?

I like it.

What do you add to the oatmeal, if anything?


Chrissy

Is that porridge?

If so... no, I can't stand the stuff. It's what you use to grout your bathroom tiles. Eww.
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: SarahEL on July 05, 2022, 03:20:54 pm
I hate the smell and as such never can get close to try and actually eat the stuff.

Please, do yourself a favour and use it only as a face scrub.. now that really works well.
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Devlyn on July 05, 2022, 04:23:43 pm
Do flapjacks count?
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 05, 2022, 04:32:25 pm
Do flapjacks count?

@Devlyn
Dear Devlyn:
Good question !!!

I like  Buckwheat  pancakes, I am certain that they are a good substitute for Oatmeal.
          Buckwheat is a plant cultivated for its
         grain-like seeds and as a cover crop.


Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Devlyn on July 05, 2022, 04:38:34 pm
You're hitting the same learning curve I did.  :laugh:

UK flapjacks are not what you think they are...
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 05, 2022, 04:40:58 pm
You're hitting the same learning curve I did.  :laugh:

UK flapjacks are not what you think they are...

@Devlyn
Dear Devlyn:
Please enlighten me............
Danielle
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Devlyn on July 05, 2022, 04:46:17 pm
https://www.flapjackery.co.uk/devon-taste-boxes/one-flavour-flapjack-box/#size:3+Giant+Flapjacks+%28700gr%29;one+flavour:Traditional+Flapjack
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 05, 2022, 04:49:31 pm
@Devlyn
Dear Devlyn:

A UK flapjack is basically an "Oat Bar"  
Kinda like a Granola Bar.
I am quite sure that it qualifies as Oatmeal.

Danielle
Title: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 05, 2022, 05:04:50 pm
Viva la differences

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oatmeal
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 05, 2022, 05:14:28 pm
Viva la differences

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oatmeal

I am a "cheap date"  ...  I like the Quaker Oats in the round cardboard box...
....with raisins and brown sugar.

My sweetie insists on having the Steel Cut oats.
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Sephirah on July 06, 2022, 03:01:25 pm
@Devlyn
Dear Devlyn:

A UK flapjack is basically an "Oat Bar"  
Kinda like a Granola Bar.
I am quite sure that it qualifies as Oatmeal.

Danielle


Yeah, UK flapjacks are basically oats glued together with Golden Syrup. Which is basically diabetes in a can. They're so dense you can probably use them as a sledgehammer.
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Devlyn on July 06, 2022, 03:03:12 pm
I had a sneaking suspicion you might have an opinion on flapjacks.  ;D

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Sephirah on July 06, 2022, 03:30:52 pm
I had a sneaking suspicion you might have an opinion on flapjacks.  ;D

Hugs, Devlyn

Lol, they used to try to serve them to us as part of a school meal when I was growing up. In these giant steel trays. Cut up into neat little squares. One bite was like downing 17 cokes. They were... omg so sweet it was unnatural. You literally bounced around your lessons in the afternoon. Kids didn't have ADHD in my day, they had Flapjack overload :P
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Post by: SarahEL on July 06, 2022, 06:50:11 pm
Lol, they used to try to serve them to us as part of a school meal when I was growing up. In these giant steel trays. Cut up into neat little squares. One bite was like downing 17 cokes. They were... omg so sweet it was unnatural. You literally bounced around your lessons in the afternoon. Kids didn't have ADHD in my day, they had Flapjack overload :P

Ahhhh UK school dinners...   how did we survive???  Flapjacks were not the worst.. we literally had a dessert that the school cook called 'Concrete Cake'...
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Post by: Maid Marion on July 06, 2022, 08:45:40 pm
I've been tempted to buy Golden Syrup, but not when it is more expensive than pure Vermont maple syrup. 12 oz for $6.
I'll put some maple syrup and butter in a small porcelain bowl and microwave it to put on waffles.

Marion
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Post by: big kim on July 07, 2022, 02:09:51 am
Ahhhh UK school dinners...   how did we survive???  Flapjacks were not the worst.. we literally had a dessert that the school cook called 'Concrete Cake'...

We had tapioca aka "frogspawn" as a school kid in the 60s & 70s ,I hated that stuff!
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 23, 2022, 03:37:03 pm
I like eating oatmeal with brown sugar.
I eat it several times a week.


Chrissy
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 23, 2022, 03:40:15 pm
For a quick breakfast when I am in a hurry I use the small packets, that
when hot, very hot, water is added, they are ready in about 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 23, 2022, 03:43:40 pm
For a quick breakfast when I am in a hurry I use the small packets, that
when hot, very hot, water is added, they are ready in about 5 minutes.

I simply use “one minute oatmeal” as it cooks in 90 seconds in the microwave oven with water and is very affordable.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 23, 2022, 03:46:28 pm
I simply use “one minute oatmeal” as it cooks in 90 seconds in the microwave oven with water and is very affordable.

Chrissy

I always add raisins and brown sugar....
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 23, 2022, 03:48:16 pm

I always add raisins and brown sugar....

I have not tried to add raisins to oatmeal.  It might be good!

I add strawberries or raisins to cereal sometimes.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Do you enjoy eating oatmeal?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 23, 2022, 03:51:30 pm
If I cook my own oatmeal at home I like to put the raising in the pan while the oatmeal is cooking. 
At a restaurant they just give you raising to add later...
Danielle