So anway, we'll have to add fixing the sprinkler system pipe to the list of things to do!
For this evening, still feeling sick and useless, I decided to watch a movie. There are quite a few good ones on demand right now, which is nice. I decided to watch Confessions of a Shopaholic. I read all of the books a few years ago, and saw the movie about a year ago, and thought they were cute. Becky started to get a little annoying, but it's an easy read.
So I think I've posted a few times that I have oats for breakfast every morning. I used to have instant, then I switched to rolled, and a few months ago I made the switch to steel cut. They are a bit more work, but they keep me much fuller longer because they're whole oats, unlike instant which are cooked and cut and dried.
I love to make them all kinds of ways with all kinds of flavors, so I'm going to post a seasonal oatmeal of the month.
This month's is pearberry. I love pears, and they're in season right now! Also, what pairs better with pear than raspberry?? These oats are great, filling and full of flavor.
Makes 8 servings
7 cups water
1 3/4 cups oats
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 pears, sliced
1 cup raspberries
2 cups milk, divided
Add water to a large nonstick pot, bring to a boil.
Add oats, turn to medium, whisk continuously for 20 minutes.
Turn heat to low, add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and pears.
Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
Turn heat off, add berries, fold in.
Pour into a casserole dish.
Refrigerate until serving.
To reheat, add 1/8 of the oats to a bowl (once cooled, I score out 8 portions in the casserole dish for easy portion control during the week).
Microwave for 2 minutes, add 1/4 cup of milk, stir and eat!
Each portion has roughly 207 calories