Wednesday, September 7, 2011

On Overtime and Oatmeal

Overtime and I have a love-hate relationship. I'm sure many of you out there understand completely, wanting the money, but very much not wanting to continue to bust your ass for it any more than you would on a normal shift. I haven't posted like I have been wanting to because I've worked so much over the last week and a half. Buuuut... I did a little documenting of my food adventures. As it would turn out, I did have oatmeal I needed to use up. Didn't discover this until the last leg of my overtime kick, but that's alright, I think it's enough for an amusing blog. 

OK! Enough of the boring stuff! On to the oatmeal!

Here it is, doing its oatmeal thing... just sitting there. Being oatmeal. Anyway, you can see I have a lot of it to use, since the use by date is soon. Not too close that I'm panicking, but I figure I should get on this before I do. So... what do you do with oatmeal? How about make a bowl of it?

Sammy wanted to help!

Add oatmeal and water to a bowl. Read the directions on the packaging for optimum oat to water ratio. Then heat it up.

Here's a bowl, all heated up. I added butter and sugar. Yum, right? No? How about bananas?

This is a quick and easy breakfast. It's really sweet, too, even without sugar. I imagine little kids would love it for being so sweet. Come to think of it, this is probably a good snack to teach young kids how to make. It's safe, since bananas can be cut up with a spoon. I've also found that this is an easy thing to get dogs to eat if their appetite isn't what it should be. 

Not into bananas? How about this?

Make your own apple cinnamon! We've all seen those instant oatmeal packets with their flavors, but this is better! I promise. Just make the oatmeal, add cinnamon, and cut up an apple and stir the pieces in. I have found that this, also, is a good thing to get a dog to eat. Since the apple I used was too big for this, I gave the extra slices to the dogs. They were happy!