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I bought 11 different types of oatmeal the other day. I don't like oatmeal, but I desperately want to. Oatmeal seems like the perfect winter breakfast. I thought, perhaps I can find a flavor of oatmeal I like. Yesterday's attempt (brown sugar) was really bad. Today's (strawberry) was even worse. The problem with this (obviously well thought out) strategy is what I don't like about oatmeal isn't the flavor, it's the texture. Though technically, the texture today was one solid rock. Yes, I have descended to the point where I cannot even cook oatmeal properly.

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  • At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Jennie said…

    Instant oatmeal is generally gross.

    Buy quick oatmeal. Cook with milk instead of water (but otherwise follow the directions on the package). Add walnuts, raisins, a dash of cinnamon and some chopped apple as it cooks. When it's done, put on as much brown sugar as you want. Make more than one serving at a time, and then microwave the leftovers (with a little extra milk) the next morning.

  • At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Mel said…

    Try co-co wheats instead. It's like malt o meal (which has sadly disappeared) but it is a good winter breakfast. I eat it when it is cold. That and Weetabix which is a British thiong similar to oatmeal- I don't recommend it for you.

  • At 1:35 PM, Blogger Yoga Korunta said…

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  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Yoga Korunta said…

    Oatmeal, regardless of texture, feels smoother if folded with yogurt.

  • At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Ben said…

    Isn't the whole point of eating oatmeal so that you get, you know, "health benefits" from it?

    How does piling on the sugar benefit someone?

    Here's my suggestion: If you want to eat something sweet and tasty, go get some sugary cereal.

    If you want to eat healthy, then you can sweeten it with a *little* honey or molasses, perhaps adding a small pat of butter to help make it creamy--but avoid lots of milk and sugar. The apple is a good idea, though.

    Although, if your blood-type is O, then you should be eating a hamsteak or 4 eggs or something.

    Type O need *protein*.
    Type A need *grain*.
    Type B need *dairy*.
    Type AB need *dairy mixed with grain*.

    Check out my wife's site for nutrition help:

  • At 8:59 PM, Blogger Jeff Hess said…

    Shalom Stephanie,

    Have you tried Steel Cut oats? They take longer to cook, but I eat them without milk or sugar and love the nutty flavor and tooth texture.



  • At 12:37 AM, Blogger Me said…

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I'll check them out, though I think I'm fighting a losing battle. And Ben, I more want to eat breakfast - and I don't like most breakfast things. So I'm trying to find something easy to eat. And none of those are my blood type. I'm B-.

  • At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Kelly said…

    Instant quaker oatmeal, (low sugar available if you are interested) -- apple cinnamon flavor. Make it with skim milk, not water. I like my oatmeal a little runny so I add more than they recommend. If you still need a little something extra on it, add some more cinnamon. But who doesn't love apple cinnamon?

  • At 5:52 PM, Anonymous duane said…

    Finally a kindred spirit with the oatmeal!!! I LOATHE oatmeal, and it is all the texture. it is like warm cinnamon vomit, and I just don't see how that is supposed to be good. I have tried for years to eat it and like it, and it just hasn't worked. People always make fun of me for it too... glad to know that I am no longer the only one!

  • At 12:18 AM, Blogger EasyW said…

    Oatmeal is great...

    You're really missing out on one of the finer foods in life...


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