Oats for dessert ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

05 February 2010

Oats for dessert

Man, why doesn't everyone eat oats like this? Oats for dessert are almost better than oats for breakfast, in a creamy rice puddingy sort of way. Not that I've, uh, actually ever even had rice pudding. Maybe I should rectify that, since apparently the oats remind me so strongly of said rice pudding.

Oats for dessert
(i.e. oatmeal with yogurt and fruit)

rolled oats
optional butter
non-optional salt
optional yogurt
a selection of fruit

Ok. First, make oatmeal with water and oats. I haven't measured anything for oatmeal in such a long time that I have no idea what proportions to use. Just make sure the water covers the oats by about a finger width, add a pinch of salt, and simmer it together, stirring occasionally, until the oats are creamy and delicious. Then if you want you can stir in a pat of butter. Oats!

Put the oats in the bowl and add all kinds of delicious business. I added a lot of plain yogurt, the few remaining blueberries in the house (I have a severe craving for berries, which seems interesting since it's serious winter), and a segmented clementine. You can add fresh/dried fruit, nuts, seeds, honey, maple syrup, jam, cinnamon, or whatever else you want to make the oats into delicious dessert. I would actually recommend against the citrus with yogurt, since the tangy dairy and acid citrus don't play super well together, but practically anything else you can think of would be great.

Eat it with some chamomile tea and get in bed. Better yet, eat it with champagne and get in bed.

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