Monday, September 14, 2009
Pina Colada Irish Oats
The mornings are beginning to get wonderfully crisp now. Just enough that you don't have to bundle up yet, but you are not sweating at 7am either. I love this time of year. The sun is still shining and the birds are chattering away. Where I live somehow Canadian Geese have settled and fly over my house almost daily. It is amazing to have them flying so low that sometimes you can hear their wings and see the gorgeous colors of their feathers and their beautifully long necks stretched forward leading the way. It is the same as a dog in water, they go where their nose or beak points. It is sort of sad when there is a group and then 50 yards behind is a lone goose trying to catch up and honking for everyone to wait up. Every time they fly over I actually say 'thank you God'. What an amazing blessing to witness this treasure.
Okay, food finally.
I love a good oatmealraisinwalnutchocolatechip cookie, well 6 of them really, and warm with crispy edges straight out of the oven. But for hot cereal, regular oats? Never. Give me Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal. Chewy, earthy, actual food. Of course I add tons of terrible things to it, but I figure it balances out. Like drinking non fat milk with Hostess cupcakes. Mostly I eat it with butter, cream, dark brown sugar and toasted nuts which is my very favorite way, but I like to try a little variety sometimes.
This takes 30 minutes.
Get over it, you have to take a shower and start the coffee any ways.
Just make sure the heat is low before you leave it.
PINA COLADA OATS WITH MACADAMIA NUTS
1 c water
1/4 c Irish oats
This is what Irish Oats look like before cooking.
2 T dried pineapple, chopped
2 T macadamia nuts, chopped
2 T coconut, fresh or toasted
Better but not so healthy.
1 T butter
1 T brown sugar
In a small pan, bring the water to a boil.
Add oats, lower heat to med-low.
(not quite done)
Cook for 30 minutes.
You can also add the dried pineapple into the oats after the first 15 minutes instead of at the end.
Add toppings to your liking.
If you are like me, add a little (or a lot) butter and a bit (or a lot) of brown sugar if needed, I . See I said I add tons of stuff.
This is a really nice little breakfast, it is easy and will hold you over for quite a while.