How to Make Perfect Oatmeal Every Time
Now this may seem like a silly post, but I’ve never noticed this little tip & it has changed my life. Promise. My oatmeal used to NEVER turn out the same….to milky, to dry, uncooked oats, oh the problems I faced. You see I am eating a lot more oatmeal (I think just women probably read this little blog, so I’ll share that I’m nursing and well oatmeal is suppose to help sustain your milk supply…so far so good, so I am going with it). Plus it’s a healthy and warm way to start the day in these COLD Georgia temperatures. Folks it was 7 degrees yesterday….yep SEVEN.
Okay, so here are my oatmeal tips:
1. Have you ever noticed this line. I’ve never paid attention before buy the other day I noticed that the fine folks at Quaker are on our side! No need to pull out a measuring cup or pour in the amount of milk (milk makes for far better oatmeal than water) you “think” is enough….they tell you exactly how much to use! Now when using this line you don’t want the package to pucker out too far, no more than about an inch apart at the top….pour in milk until it reaches the line. Then pour it into the oatmeal in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Stir a little and then microwave at a power setting of 10 for 1 minute and 45 seconds. It says 1 to 2 minutes, but that is a little vague, so 1 minute and 45 seconds is what they meant to say.
3. Let it sit for 2 minutes before you stir and begin to eat. This step is important, a) because it gives the oats a little more time to puff up b) it’s hot (and so is the bowl) and you might burn your fingers!
Doesn’t it look yummy! We love the maple & brown sugar oatmeal, but Quaker (and no they haven’t paid me a penny, however if they want to…) has all types of flavors. And now you can enjoy them perfectly! Hope there are at least a few of you that find these tips helpful!!