31 July 2008

How Do You Eat Your Oatmeal?

I take showers in Pellegrino. That's why I have that bubbly personality that I just know, *flicks hair*, YOU ALL LOOOVE!

My car runs on used Starbucks coffee grounds. That's all it's good for! *buuuuurn, oooh!*

How do youuu eat your oooatmeal, with brown sugar? BLEEEGH. I use ganaaache. *Hmpf, hmpf, HMPF!*

By this time, you're probably wondering if I'm suffering from multiple personality disorder. You're correct. Starbucks coffee is the bestest evahhhh! You're wrong, I only have ONE personality. Deal with it.

Actually, Kath from Kath Eats Real Food is hosting a contest for the most creative bowl of oatmeal. The prize, awarded to 10 people, is a box of Blueberry Vanilla Crackle Granola Planks and an Apple Ginger Spice Country Square from Honest Foods.

Peach "Mound Bar" Oatmeal

The first step is to peel 3 peaches, chop, place in a pot and add 3 tablespoons sugar, about 1/4 cup of water, and a pinch of salt. Let cook on a medium heat, all bubbly like, until reduced and thickened somewhat (sorry, I didn't time it).

Second step is to add however much water to the ratio of oats (steel cut oats, in my case) that you are using. I probably shouldn't have made so much because I didn't really taste the peach mixture unless I took a bite of the peach. Anyway, cook the oatmeal as you would normally.

Third step is to serve yourself a bowl, add a dollop of ganache (Nutella, chocolate chips, maybe a bit of milk/cream/soy milk, etc.), then sprinkle with toasted coconut.

For my explanation, I don't normally put leftover ganache in my oatmeal, mainly because I never thought of it before. I definitely don't make ganache for the sole purpose of mixing it with oatmeal, either. (Be on the lookout for ganache cupcakes, coming soon to this here blog! *insert a picture of Conan O'Brien with a thumbs up hand gesture*) But as an homage to my all-time favorite candy of my youth, the Mounds bar, here it is, in oatmeal form.

(A shout-out to my younger brother for inspiring the snooty dialogue with his random sketch.)

(EoP)

9 comments:

  1. HAHA!! This post made me laugh out loud :0)

    Your oatmeal looks STELLAR - oh yum.

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  2. that oatmeal sounds right up my husbands alley. If I make ganache he'll put the leftovers on anything!

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  3. That is a pretty creative bowl of oatmeal! I like the idea of putting peaches in it.

    Good luck in the contest! Sounds like fun.

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  4. Yes, yes, good luck in the contest! Ganache is my new favorite food LOL

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  5. Ooooo looks yumm. I love oatmeal in the morning. I put brown sugar on it, or honey with cinnamon and cloves, dried fruit or berries...slivers of nuts or whole ones. I once put grated apple into it with honey...very very good brain food for a cold morning!

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  6. VeggieGirl - I'm glad you enjoyed it! My brother and I were cracking up when he started acting it out.

    Kat - Ooh, spread ganache on graham crackers and apples!!!

    Emiline - Peaches in oatmeal is one of my favorite combinations. The texture of the peaches is almost mango-like.

    Thanks!

    Nikki Miller-Ka - Ganache is its own food group =D

    Smaro - This is one of the first times I had oatmeal in the summer. I love it in the cooler months, but in the summer I just can't get myself to eat it, so I switch to granola and muesli.

    Try adding some rice in while it cooks. It might take a bit longer to cook, but it's rice puddin-ish.

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  7. That's some well traveled, upscale oatmeal :) Peaches from the south, Ganache from, uh some fancy place...

    But anyways, I like the idea. Oatmeal is a fuel that lasts for hours on end... sooo happy my mom forced it on me when I was a little kid. Oatmeal would beat up the Trix rabbit in a fight for sure... Oh and that personality thing, might want to get that checked :)

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  8. I can't believe I am just reading your site now! We both are runners/foodies and posted about oatmeal (kath inspired us) within a day. Love the blog lady! You will definitely be an addition to my blogroll.

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  9. LOL nice writing

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your thoughts are appreciated! ^,^

~Christina

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