1) I am giving you an oatmeal recipe in August. Rational: I have AC. Peaches are really good right now. Peaches are really good in oatmeal. (PS who remembers this video from 112. It makes me feel embarrassed just to watch it. Mostly because those are CANNED PEACHES. You can't even spring for fresh peaches? IT'S A MUSIC VIDEO! Never mind all the half naked women making eyes at us and the flashing bad boys sign.)
2) I just spent 20 minutes making oatmeal. Rational: I had to get it perfect! And yea, this oatmeal is a little more effort that you're going to want to put forth on a weekday, but if you've got the time, you should really try it. It probably takes 10 minutes. With clean up. If you hustle. Make it for 2 or 3 or 4. Then it's worth it.
|Oatmeal & Hot Coffee. This is how I celebrate August.|
Anyway, I was dying to try it out. I had some ginger and some brown sugar and some delicious peaches and so I whipped up (very slowly) this oatmeal.
There's not a LOT of sugar in my oatmeal recipe. The peaches will add a decent amount of sweetness, but can add more depending on how sweet you'd like it.
And!! AND!! Look what I learned!! Here's your soundtrack. Right on the page. How easy is that? I found this mix here, at The Dance Party Chronicles. If you like dance parties check it out. If you don't, well, I'm sorry.
Ginger Peach Oatmeal
(serves 1, but can be easily multiplied)
1/2 c quick oats
3/4 c water
1 small peach, peeled and diced
3/4 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
splash of milk
In a tea kettle, heat water over high heat to bring to a boil (You will want to boil more than 3/4 c to allow for some steam).
Meanwhile, place the ginger and brown sugar in a MORTAR. Grind with a PESTLE until the ginger releases its juices and you have a brown sugar-ginger paste.
In a small bowl, place oats. Add the brown sugar- ginger mixture. Pour 3/4 c boiling water over the oats and stir until water has been absorbed into the oats and they begin to soften. Allow oatmeal to sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir in vanilla, a dash of salt and a splash of milk.
|Little pieces of summer|
|Grind the ginger into the brown sugar.|
Interesting sentence if you are fluent in slang.