Monday, January 21, 2008

White Plains Oatmeal

I'm so thankful that I went to White Plains this fall. See - God works out everything for our good. Angela is the pastor's wife of a church in White Plains. She was at Southeastern too, but I didn't know her there. Then they were also at Southern, but I wasn't here yet either. But, thanks to her brother-in-law - we were able to meet 18 months ago. All that to say - this is how I got a great recipe for oatmeal.

Now, you might be saying a couple of things: I hate oatmeal! Can't I just open a little packet? Oatmeal is boring! Oatmeal is easy - why do you need a recipe? All these things. But let me tell you. When I didn't feel good today - all I wanted was Angela's oatmeal. Last week I asked her for the recipe.
White Plains Oatmeal - makes enough to have some all week in the mornings for breakfast before work - so you don't have to cook it all week (if you are only feeding yourself like I do)
4 cups water
2 cups regular rolled oats
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp salt (I just used two pinches) - Salt to taste - after eating it I knew it needed more salt, and Angela adds more as well.
fruit - I put in blueberry like she did, but you could try almost anything you like. I thnk I'm going to try raisins, bananas (mashed), craisins, etc.
Boil the water, add the oatmeal. Stir - put on the lowest setting you have - you don't want to boil it too fast. Let cook with lid on for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add in the rest, stirring. I top mine with a splash of milk. It is so good and warm and satisfying.
Thanks Angela! (this is up apple picking up in Granite Springs NY in September) I love surrounding myself with great cooks so I can learn more about what I love to do!

1 comment:

Angela Sims said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for posting my oatmeal. I actually use 1/2t. salt and salted butter. I think 1/4t. is too bland but I lean toward more salt in my cooking. The recipe should probably read "salt to taste" I guess. Also, I forgot to tell you to keep the lid on the pot while it is simmering but I'm sure you figured that out.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast food but is so heavy on the carbs that I give my girls whole milk to drink with it to add more protein and fat and balance out the meal. I started making oatmeal on most mornings 4 years ago when the girls were babies. It is so healthy and so cheap. I tweaked it through the years because if it lacks flavor, they won't eat very much at all and I'm left with a big pot to throw out. I think frozen blueberries are my favorite because it gives just the right touch to the piping hot oatmeal. The girls also really like raisins.
Keep up the good cooking, Kim!