Oatmeal Outage

Friday, June 17, 2011

National disaster at my house this morning. Only about 1 T of oatmeal! I go thru oatmeal faster than Hugh Hefner goes thru girlfriends. Not a good way to start the day. So I mixed every little crumb into some yogurt with a fresh peach and some almonds. It was good. The dumb thing is I went to the store last night to pick up a few things and oatmeal was on the list. I think I must be a real blonde or the hair dye is rubbing off!
Nobody to run with this morning. I decided to do a interval run on the treadmill at the Y. It went well. I got in a quick 3.5 miles of fast/slow and some hills for good measure. Hopefully tomorrow I will be back outside for a long run. Just have to track down some unsuspecting soul and convince them a long run is really good for you at 5am on a Saturday. Who needs to sleep in anyway??
Last nights training meeting was good. Think I will sign up for it. It's 18 weeks long. They will do track work outs, week day runs and a long run on Saturday. They plan to have monthly speakers on things like nutrition, avoiding injuries, proper fit of shoes and all things running. On the longer runs they plan to have water/gatorade stops. I think I was the oldest person there. Everyone else looked in their 20's or 30's. Yikes. They are having one more info meeting before they start, so maybe some other old fart will sign up.
Time to get on with this oatmealess day! Lets make the most of it!
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    I am an oatmeal fan too. I like to add a 1/2 cup of dry cereal such as Honey Bunches of oats w/ almonds to my bowl of oatmeal to add flavor.
    3495 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I also love oatmeal!! emoticon
    3505 days ago
    If you are an oatmeal fan (and why wouldn't you be? Oatmeal is awesome!) try this recipe. Steel-cut oats have changed my approach to breakfast profoundly. If you have a Trader Joe's near you they carry a house brand of organic steel cut oats which are excellent and priced a lot more reasonably than either Quaker or McCanns. You get about twice as much oats for around half the grocery store price of McCanns (those tins must be expensive). Make sure you get the non-screwed around with steel cut oats and not the "quick cooking" ones. This will NOT work with rolled oats or instant oats. Here's the recipe:

    In a slow cooker (aka crock pot) combine:

    3/4 c. steel-cut oats
    1/4 c. raisins
    1/4 c. dried cranberries
    2 c. cold water
    1 1/4 - 1 1/2 c. skim milk (you may have to tweak the total amount of liquid depending on your slow cooker, type of dried fruit used, etc.).


    If you want you can add cinnamon to taste. Do not, however, add salt. It will inhibit the expression of leucosans from the oats and they will not be as creamy and tasty. Salt is good and will improve the flavors, but add it after cooking.

    When you're satisfied with whatever else you want to put in there, turn the slow cooker on it's lowest setting, cover, and go to bed. 8 hours later you will have a slow cooker full of the best oatmeal you have ever eaten with zero effort, and zero wait. This recipe makes enough to feed me and my wife a good, hearty breakfast that sticks with us (and give the dog a treat). Once you do the steel-cut oats, you'll never go back, I promise. I like mine with a responsible pat of good butter, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!
    3505 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2011 4:38:00 PM
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