My Review of “Overnight Oats”

One chuckles ruefully at oneself, and wonders why it ever seemed like a good idea: put oats and milk in a bowl, with some flavourings, store in the fridge overnight, and it’s ready to eat the next morning!

  • First of all, the particular web page I found said that you should NOT use quick oats, OR “large flake oats”. In my grocery-store wanderings, all I could find was either quick oats, one-minute oats, or large flake oats. (I just used my usual–the quick oats.)
  • For the first try, the 3/4 cup of oats + 3/4 cup of milk that the recipe calls for, was way too small of a serving. The second time I went to 1 cup of oats with 1 cup of milk–that was way to huge!
  • I had to add more milk before eating it, which made the cereal very, very creamy. Yes, a little too creamy.
  • I do remember eating oatmeal cold a few times, as a kid, but I prefer mine warm… well, actually, hot. (“Some like it hot”.) So into the microwave it goes, and the 1 cup required 2 minutes of heating. Which is exactly the amount of time it takes me to make oatmeal the way I’ve always done it before–2 minutes in the microwave. So…. why am I doing this again?
  • Perhaps it was the various additions/flavours listed, that attracted me. But why not just add bananas and nuts afterwards to my usual way of doing it? Also, I’m sure the idea of adding a tablespoon of maple syrup attracted me; but you could hardly taste it, AND I had to add brown sugar anyway.

Aren’t we silly sometimes? Well, I am anyway!

In better news, there’s some snow coming!!

“He gives snow like wool; He scatters frost like ashes. He hurls down His crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before His cold?” (Psalm 147:16-17)

May we be more aware of Your beauty, Your reality.

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