Friday, June 26, 2009
Oatmeal, Two Ways
I am a big fan of oatmeal. I love everything about it - the taste, the texture and the feeling you get after eating a warm bowl for breakfast. There really is nothing like eating Oatmeal with brown sugar and fresh fruit. It's like dessert for breakfast, but really good for you. A few weeks ago, I finally tried the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich from one of my favorite restaurants, Prune. Sometimes you read about crazy dishes on the food blogs and you think "Oh, that sounds good." or "Dude, that's gross." When I read about the Oatmeal Sandwich, it was more like "HolygoodnessIhavetohavethatrightnowgetouttamywayYUM!". Usually when you have that kind of reaction, the meal never lives up to your thoughts but this baby totally did! Perfectly cooked steel cut oatmeal slathered on grilled sourdough bread that has already been slathered with peanut butter, sprinkled with brown sugar. With a side of salty pork sausage. It was perfect and I'm really looking forward to making one of my own. I'm thinking bananas may make a guest appearance on the Five Foot version.
On a not as awesome note, this past weekend, I found myself standing in the oatmeal aisle of the grocery store. I usually go for the High Fiber Maple and Brown Sugar Quaker Oats because it's easy to make at work and it's very filling. For some reason, I decided to go with the Weight Control Maple and Brown sugar variety. EWWWW. I understand that this version is probably better for my health, but seriously, I'm offended that this is allowed to be called oatmeal. The rest of the box ended up in my trash can. Lesson learned.
One last shout out to Portage Bay in Seattle for introducing me to slow cooked steel cut oatmeal. My life has never been the same.