October 14, 2011
it’s been an oatmeal kind of a week.
oatmeal in cookies. oatmeal in apple crisp. oatmeal in my cereal bowl, warm and salty-sweet.
here’s the thing about oatmeal. it’s cheap. one of those bulk items you can fill your bag with and still walk away from the register feeling mildly like you’ve gotten away with something. less than a dollar will get you enough of the stuff for a whole week of baking and cereal-making. 
breakfast this week has been simple: rolled oats, stirred together with milk over a hot stove. a  pad of butter, a sprinkle of salt, a spoonful of brown sugar, and a hefty handful of raisins makes the perfect breakfast for a chilly morning. as my dad would say, it sticks to your ribs.
{coming soon: an oatmeal cookie recipe as part of this book tour. and in the meantime, a post for those of you who would prefer to simply smear oatmeal over your cheeks}.

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  • Reply Monica {bohemian twilight} October 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    i can never get enough of the stuff. porridge is a perfect comfort food. and oat cookies make you feel your eating something good for you. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Julie [FerociousOstrich] October 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    It's been on my menu, too. Smitten Kitchen has a recipe for oatmeal pancakes that are simply incredible: http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/05/oatmeal-pancakes/. I can't stop making them on the weekends. I've been eating them with fruit, they're good with peaches or apples cooked in cinnamon and brown sugar.

    Looking forward to your oatmeal cookie recipe, they might be next on my list!

  • Reply Lisa Ridgely October 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    We've been having oatmeal breakfasts as well. It really is just the thing for a chilly morning.

  • Reply Felicia October 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    i love oatmeal in the morning. it's a cozy way to start the day.

  • Reply Daniella October 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    A good staple to always have around! I need to try out that face mask recipe too.

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