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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This SO beats the Bond Business

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...

Alsace Oatmeal with Grated Apple
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's the limit!


Anonymous said...

I so love that you get to live "the good life". Enjoy these sweet days. :)

Kristin M.

Jen said...

HI THERE! I was just talking about you with Amy, we need to have a nice long chat again soon. How do you like your new place? XOXOX