Sunday, August 02, 2009

Porridge please !


There is a tradition in our family, porridge for breakfast in winter. One son would prefer it all year round. This morning we tried it a bit differently. Last night I soaked two cups of oats in two cups of warm water to which I added the juice of half a lemon. The recipe said to leave it somewhere warm. Warm? In this weather! So I put the saucepan on the couch next to the heater and covered it with cushions! This morning I added two more cups of warm water and two tablespoons of butter(the butter helps our body to absorb the goodness from the oats so it satisfies us for longer) I must say when I tasted a spoonful that if I were a breakfast person I’d be tempted. However at ¼ to 7 on a July winter’s morning this is my preferred choice and like the cat on the mug there’s just no getting away from it …for me!

2 comments:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

Our home is warm all night long, as with three asthmatics, it really needs to be.

Your porridge recipe sounds delightful. We have porridge, or at least I do, every morning during winter.

Blessings,
Jillian
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Aussie Therese said...

I remember someone telling me about a recipe that you make in the crock pot over night. I think it was similar to this. I think it had some brown sugar and cinnamon. I will have to see if I can find it.