I have all these pictures of making spritz cookies with my siblings and Grandma, but I don’t really remember doing it. What I do remember is one morning waking up early and Grandma making me oatmeal for breakfast.
I was used to adding brown sugar, butter, and milk after it was in the bowl. Grandma said she made it a better way, cooking it with milk and not adding it later. I was skeptical, but tried it. I don’t remember if I liked it, actually, but I just made it this morning and let me tell you — it is scrumptious!
I followed the directions on the oatmeal container, serves 1:
- Bring 1 cup milk to boil
- Add ½ cup oats
- (I did not add salt)
- Turn heat down
- Stir until thickens
Grandma would eat it “plain” like this. My mom would let us add things to sweeten it.
I added brown sugar, butter, raisins and dried apricots and served it in the only dish I “inherited” from my grandparents. They would serve Grandpa’s beef and barley stew in them, I think it’s perfect for oatmeal.