Monday, April 23, 2007

Oatmeal..BLAH

Can someone please tell me how to make oatmeal? Mine is either like water or glue and I have to gag it down every morning. Jen told me to buy the vanilla flavored splenda, but I have yet to find it.

HELP!!!!

14 comments:

Eileen said...

This is the ONLY way I can eat it...

1/2 cup old fashioned oats in a bowl (make it kind of big or it will spill over in the microwave)

Add just enough water to barely cover

Cook on high for 90 seconds

Sprinkle with Splenda and Cinnamon, maybe Butter Buds too.

I do not like gooey oatmeal and this way it is just wet enough, but the oats are still pretty intact, so the texture is better (to me at least)!

Laurie said...

The ONLY way I can eat it, is to get the (Quaker) Steelcut Oatmeal and I just make it the long slow way takes about 15- 20 minutes and I just follow the directions on the package. I make 4 servings at a time, so I only have to make it every 5th day. The Steelcut has got the only texture I can eat. I sometimes, if I'm having a rough time with it will put in a very little bit of unsweetened applesauce - which Tony knows about, but he also knows that I'm not competing. I'm excited to look for that cinnamon flaxseed oil next time I go to buy more - sounds good and I buy that brand of plain so I'm hoping they have it.

Tracy said...

Thanks so much ladies. I'll try both ways.

I am going to LOVE oatmeal. :)

Angela said...

Maybe my tasts buds are dying, or im so used to eating bland, but I just use 1/2 cup quaker instant oats, 1 cup water, 1 tsp flax oil then when its done, i add a 1/2 tsp of splenda brown sugar and a few sprinkles of cinammon. I love it.

Tracy said...

Now the splenda brown sugar sounds YUMMY.. I wonder if Tony would approve.

Trojan said...

I always make Steel Cut oatmeal which takes about 25 min on a stove top. I then keep in in the fridge and portion it out every day.

It's VERY think and yummy.

Trojan said...

oops..Laurie already stated this....my bad.

April said...

I put brown sugar splenda and my eggwhites in mine. Don't let me know if Tony doesn't approve:) I'm going to just pretend I can use it!!

MichelleInFlorida said...

Tracy, I don't know if you'd mind ordering from the internet for the Splenda but netrition.com has it. They have all the flavors!

Trojan said...

Brown sugar splenda? What? Really Where?

Lori said...

I just microwave mine. I used to gag but I am used to it and actually don't mind it. Or you can put blueberries in it or bananas or strawberries, kinda covers the taste.

beth said...

I microwave mine, add splenda, a dash of sugar free syrup (haven't asked T about that, either) and I use Parkay spray butter...the spray butter is the key for me...

KatieFeldmom said...

I'm on the Eileen route, except I cook it for 3 minutes and 30 seconds on MEDIUM. Just enough water to cover it. After it's done, I add 1 packet of regular splenda and then stir.

Can I ask where you found that really cook backpack cooler?

Tracy said...

THANKS everyone. I am going to love oatmeal in no time. :)

The backpack cooler is from target.