Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I am a serious stress-eater; I eat when I'm stressed. Long before I learned oats calm nerves, I must have instinctively known it because I was making a pot of this special oatmeal, my basic, bejeweled oatmeal below, in the morning, and then just leaving it out all day on the counter in a sealed container, taking a spoonful several times throughout the day, as I passed by it, like when I felt "I gotta chew!", like when I'm frustrated.
In a small saucepan, add:
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. raisons
1/2 c. cranberries
1 3/4 c. water
Bring to a rolling boil.
Add 1 cup oatmeal, barely stir, immediately remove from heat.
Let sit uncovered for 2 minutes.
Feel free to add hipping cream, butter, cinnamon, raw or brown sugar, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, etc.