Hello, and welcome to day seven of my Friends by Recipes Challenge!
Today I am sharing a recipe from a new friend of mine. April owns a blog called the Stratheden Farm. She lived in Scotland for a while and learned exactly how to make the perfect hot porridge that keeps the whole body warm in the morning! April suggests:
“When buying oats for porridge, buy the brand that most looks like a ‘meal.’ It should look like coarsely ground grain, not flakes or hard little chunklets. (Those have other uses.) Our favorite variety is Bob’s Red Mill Scottish Oatmeal which is the real deal; stone ground in a real water mill.”
I used Oat Bran to make this. Is that okay, April? They seemed like the texture you described, and the oatmeal came oat tasting scrumptious with it!
1 cup oatmeal
3 cups water
Do not believe the package when it says to add oats to boiling water. You will spend all your time breaking up lumps and think making good porridge is difficult. Good porridge is brain-dead work.
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Do you eat a bedtime snack?
I only do if I am hungry. I cannot go to bed on an empty stomach! But it also isn’t good to go to bed extremely full. There has to be a happy-medium.
If you do eat a bedtime snack, what do you eat to help you fall asleep?
I used to eat peanut butter toast. The whole wheat bread was nice and crunchy while the peanut butter melted as soon as it touched the bread’s surface!