Then, why on earth would I slave over a stove to make hot oatmeal for breakfast?
It’s true; I haven’t had oatmeal since the chill of spring wore off. I’m not a fan of hot foods on hot days. But, it’s a chilly 68 degrees in my humble abode (the ComEd electric meter is zipping around, doing fly-by’s as my bill ticks upward), and I had an inkling that I was on to something with my morning inspiration.
As I pondered the oatmeal mix-in possibilities, my thoughts roamed to the pint of plump, red, juicy organic strawberries in my fridge. Then, it hit me: eat like the fancy people.
You’ve seen it – maybe even done it. You’ve seen people eating strawberries the fancy way, dipped in chocolate. What if I sliced up strawberries on top of my oatmeal, and served it with a blob of chocolate almond butter (Justin’s, of course)?
Fancy oatmeal was born, and I’m sure you might be imagining right now – it was the best bowl of oatmeal of my life.