I find oatmeal comforting..
not the pot of slop my chef thinks it is.
I love sending the kids out with warm bellies which the character of "cereal"
does not satisfy.
For them, I add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon...sometimes I dice up an apple saute it first in the butter before adding the water & oats. YUM.
For me, I try to make it a bit healthier...although I love the indulgent float of butter!
Sometimes vanilla makes it just a bit nicer.
That pinch of salt it suggest, take it. It does help.
Or I might add a splash of Orgeat Syrup. Its the type you add to coffee drinks.
Orgeat is Almond Flavor & I keep it around because my kids love the warm steamer drinks at Starbucks, this $5.00 bottle lasts me for EVER.
A touch of that or if you have Almond Extract, just a drop will take a bowl of oats to another level.
a spoon full of olallieberry jam is my favorite.
But we've eaten it all...til June.
My anthro latte bowls steaming with porridge, shouldn't that come from a cottage full of kids on their way down the block to school.....
comforts of home.