Friday, January 25, 2008
I found this recipe when I was pregnant, perhaps in one of the pregnancy books in which I was living. This makes one generous serving: creamy, filling, delicious and comforting. A triple batch will more than feed our little family of four, but if you have older kids, you'll probably need to make more.
Also, I get the ingredients all ready while the water is coming to a boil. Just measure the oats and wheat germ into a cereal bowl, and sprinkle with salt. Measure the dry milk into another cereal bowl. I then use these bowls for serving the oatmeal so there are less dishes to wash.
We serve ours with brown sugar, milk, and seasonal fruit. You can also add raisins or chopped dried fruit about halfway through the cooking time.
1 serving Oatmeal:
Boil 1-1/4 cups water in a saucepan.
Stir in: 1/2 cup oats
2 Tablespoons toasted wheat germ
about 1 Tablespoon butter (to prevent boiling over)
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lower heat just a bit if you need to. Remove from heat, stir in 1/3 cup dry milk.