Sneaking in some goodness

We go through alot of milk in my household. Between cereal, cooking and drinking, a 4 liter bag can go quickly. (Or it disappears with no explanation.)

I admit, I don't like white milk. I'll put it on my cereal, but drink the stuff? Ugh. I not only don't like the favor, I really, really don't like the texture of it. However, I can't eat only cereal, and milk is a good way to get some calcium into your diet.

So I sneak it in on myself.

In this case, I use it to make oatmeal. Yes, it is still breakfast, but I already said I can't eat just cereal!

I also used this oatmeal as an excuse to add some extra fruit to the kids diet for the day. Mine too.

Creamy Fruity Oatmeal
makes 4 servings

2 cups water
2 cups milk
3 cup oatmeal
pinch of salt
4 tablespoons brown sugar
6-8 tablespoons half and half cream
lots of fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, peaches

In a large, heavy bottomed pot, heat the milk and water until almost boiling, over medium high heat. DO NOT WALK AWAY FROM THIS MIXTURE AS IT WILL BOIL OVER VERY EASILY! (Unless you want to clean your stove. Trust me, that's what happens.) When almost boiling, add in the pinch of salt and stir in the oatmeal. Return mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat, and, stirring occasionally, until it is thick and no liquid is remaining.

Spoon into bowls, top with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of cream and a bunch of fruit - for my bowl, I used 1/2 cup of wild blueberries and half a peach, cut into chunks.


BC said...

I'm not a milk fan either but a cappucino does nicely! Oatmeal, now that I love.

Peabody said...

I usually only use milk on my cereal as well.

jasmine said...

I love milk--always have and probably always will. I must admit that I prefer the taste of organic milk from bottles to the regular milk that comes in cartons.

Your breakfast looks delicious.


steph- whisk/spoon said...

fruity oatmeal looks delicious!