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April 2nd, 2008 at 12:29 pm

I had oatmeal this morning for breakfast:

Basically I had a bunch that I had bought awhile ago and hadn't eaten, so I thought I should use it up. One bite into it and I remembered why I hadn't eaten it for so long. There is no polite way to say it other than oatmeal tastes like crap. It tastes like I would imagine what placing all your shredded documents in milk and heating it up would taste like. Seriously, is there anyone that really likes oatmeal?

I forced it down, but that is not going to be on the breakfast menu for quite some time.

10 Responses to “Oatmeal”

  1. skydivingchic Says:

    I like oatmeal, but I jazz mine up a bit and use water. Here is my recipe - 3/4 cup dry oatmeal, couple dashes cinnamon, spoonful of brown sugar, spoonful of chopped dried apples. Put in about 1 cup water (more or less depending on how thick you want it) and warm it up for a minute in the microwave. Yummy!

  2. sagegirl Says:

    I can't eat it plain either. I do 1/2 c dry oatmeal, two packages splenda and water and heat in microwave. I sometimes add some raisins or whatever fruit we have in the fridge, chopped into little pieces. I like it.

  3. JanH Says:

    I add in stuff. Like raisins, dates, maple flavoring, brown sugar, etc. I am going to try dried cranberries next. I usually add in stuff after I make it. I also don't make mine very runny. I like it really thick. Doctor it up and see if you like it better!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    My husband puts the oats in the milk (soymilk, for us) in a bowl in the fridge the night before, usually with a touch of sweetener and sometimes some blueberries. It all soaks in and softens the oats nicely. Then just microwave it or heat it on the stove the next day. Lovely! He calls it "porridge."

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oatmeal does not have to be eaten sweet, either. It can have more the flavors you might expect with lunch or supper. You can cook it in meat or veggie broth with black pepper and onion or any of your favorite spices. If the texture is too mushy for you try using either "old fashioned rolled oats" or steel cut Irish oats, both of which take longer to cook but have less mushy texture. My husband's grandmother used to fry oatmeal patties in butter, but I never tried it. For that matter, you could just eat your oatmeal by making cookies with it.

  6. homebody Says:

    I eat old fashioned cook on the stove oatmeal like Joan. I add a spoonful of brown sugar and add no milk normally to it, but drink a glass along with it.

  7. baselle Says:

    I like the steel cut oats, but I doctor it up. Honey, chopped nuts, dried fruit. I used to like it with chocolate chips ... but that was when I was 210. So don't follow that suggestion.

    Even though that was mmmmm. Big Grin

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I LOVE oatmeal, but I add brown sugar to mine.

  9. terri77 Says:

    I eat the apples and cinnamon instant kind. Yours looks much healthier.

  10. Jake Says:

    Oatmeal has a disgusting flavor that is hard to disguise. I hate sugary flavors so I tried various meat broths and savory spices. And it still always tastes like crap, i.e. itself.
    Barley is far superior if you're looking for a fiber that doesn't have to be sweetened to be edible.

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