We woke up this morning to 4 inches of freshly fallen snow and a whole day to ourselves inside. I was SO thankful not to have to board a train at 5:15 in the morning and trudge my way to the office, where the Fed had an emergency meeting this morning and cut interest rates by 75 bps. Glad to be out of it and making oatmeal and hot cocoa instead.
Even if you hate oatmeal, you should give this recipe a try, it tastes fabulous and is pretty healthy for you too! Well, depending on how much brown sugar you add at the end...
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal (I like McCain's Quick Cooking)
3 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt (or more, to taste)
1 medium apple, peeled and grated
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp butter
Cinnamon sugar to taste
Combine oatmeal, milk and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring almost to a boil. Add grated apple, lemon juice and cinnamon sugar. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add butter and cook one minute. Spoon into bowls and add anything you want: brown sugar, dried cranberries, maple syrup, more milk...sky's the limit!