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    Oatmeal? What do you think? Delicious and nutritious? Or just gross and pasty?

    Does how you make it matter... package vs real oats or microwave vs stove top?

    What is the best way to spruce it up?

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    We eat Oatmeal for breakfast 4 or 5 days a week in the winter! YES, like anything, how you make it matters. That instant or prepackaged stuff is nothing but sugar and, like, oat flakes or something.

    We make whole oats, add ground flax, raisins, cinnamon and a tiny bit of vanilla extract. I top mine with almonds and the kids with a little bit of fage, occasionally I throw in a few bananas or apples in winter. Love it.

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    Paste.

    My kids like it, my dad likes it, to me it tastes like paste. By the time I add enough sugar to eat it, there's no point. PASTE!
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    Boogery slimy paste. I wish I liked it but I am a huge texture perosn and it feels like swallowing snot.

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    We love oatmeal and eat it all of the time. Like Melis, not the instant but the cook on the stove, takes some time kind of oatmeal.

    I also have a good recipe for baked oatmeal that is steel cut oats soaked overnight and then baked with eggs and cinnamon and brown sugar.....yum-O!

    Made right, I don't find it pastey at all. Thick, but not pastey.
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    The only one in our household who doesn't like oatmeal is DH. He said that it's because they ate it all.of.the.time. for breakfast growing up. But we definitely make it over the stove and add brown sugar and flax. Delicious! I'll have to try almonds and vanilla because I'm a huge fan of both. I'm picky on texture, but if made right, I agree the oatmeal is not pasty at all.

    What is fage?
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    I like Quaker Oats - the kind you make on the stove. I practically grew up on it - with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and some cold milk to cool it down since it was so flippin' hot. My kids love oatmeal too. My mom used to put hot milk on cereal too - like Shredded Wheat biscuits (the big huge ones you'd have to break in half to make fit in your bowl). I liked that, and Cream of Wheat. My kids so far aren't big fans of Cream of Wheat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire'sMommy View Post
    I like Quaker Oats - the kind you make on the stove. I practically grew up on it - with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and some cold milk to cool it down since it was so flippin' hot. My kids love oatmeal too. My mom used to put hot milk on cereal too - like Shredded Wheat biscuits (the big huge ones you'd have to break in half to make fit in your bowl). I liked that, and Cream of Wheat. My kids so far aren't big fans of Cream of Wheat.
    My ds LOVES the big shredded wheat... we call it "big bales of hay" LOL Run hot water over them, drain, add brown sugar and milk... he can eat 3 or 4 in a sitting. Strange child!


    I guess I'd call porridge gross and nutritious LOL

    I grew up with the Quaker Oats... we'd put a heaping amount of brown sugar on top and let it melt like "candy" and then add milk. Used to like the instant oatmeal as a kid too. I lost a taste for the instant stuff ages ago... but the regular porridge, I was eating it pretty much every day while EP'ing for 3.5 months for my ds... that was 6+ years ago and now I can't stomach the stuff *shudder* My kids and dh love it though. I mix up a big batch of dry mix (quick oats/sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg/dried fruit) and leave it in the pantry... they just have to scoop out 1/2 cup, add 1 cup of water, and nuke it for 2 minutes and a yummy breakfast for them

    Cream of Wheat once a once in awhile thing as a kid... haven't had it in years so don't know if I could eat it now or not. My dad used to like Red River Cereal... we always said it looked like birdseed LOL

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    Beertje, it's greek yogurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Beertje, it's greek yogurt.
    Ah, thanks! I'm guessing it's a brand? We make our own greek yogurt so I'm not familiar with what's out there.

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    I grew up on Malt O Meal and Cream of Wheat... loved those as well, but don't eat it now nearly as often as oatmeal. My younger kids aren't huge fans of them.
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