Thursday, June 28, 2007

An Ode to Oatmeal

This is my current favorite breakfast.

Oatmeal with Maple Yogurt and Fresh Peaches
-1 serving oatmeal (NOT instant!)
-1 t. brown sugar
-1 cup of Brown Cow maple yogurt
-1 small peach, cut into bite-sized pieces

Cook oatmeal according to package directions. Stir in brown sugar. Serve in a shallow bowl, drizzled with yogurt and topped with peaches. Say "mmm" after every bite.

If you've never had steel-cut oats, now is the time. You'll never feel the same way about oatmeal. It's worth the premium, and this is how so many fancy breakfast places get away with charging six bucks for a bowl of oatmeal (I'm pointing at you, Portland...). Whatever you use, don't use instant! There's all sorts of junk in instant oatmeal that deserves not to be in our bodies.

The farmer's market has some wonderful peaches right now. Strawberries and blueberries are great too.

I like using our white salad bowls with the big rims. It makes me feel like I'm at my own little bed-and-breakfast.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I miss summer produce in the US:( Sad... The fruit here doesn't even compare.