This morning for breakfast I popped open a new box of Country Choice Organic Multi Grain Rye, Barley, Oats and Wheat. I know the oats are going to be good when I snack on them a bit raw while I am making them. Does anyone else do that?
My oat issue is this: I can never make them right. I use the portion suggested – 1 cup water and 1/2 cup oats, I heat them up in the microwave and it is ALWAYS either half cooked, or there wasn’t enough water and they are dry. This batch was sort of half cooked.
I have been on the yogurt train for a while now because every time I try oats, I get discouraged that I can’t make them just right. Aren’t they supposed to be more mushy? Do you see how you can still see the oats, and they aren’t fully cooked?
I totally have Oats Envy because Rose always makes such beautiful oatmeal creations every morning, and they look so amazing and tasty. Am I using the wrong things? To this I added strawberries (obviously), some chia seeds and some peanut butter. I know you can pretty much add anything you enjoy to oats, but am I making them wrong? Using the wrong things? I always just feel they look so much better in other people’s pictures than when I make them myself, they don’t live up to my taste expectations.
On a non-oats issue, check out what I got from Target yesterday. Its a ladder bookcase/shelf from the Target Hudson collection. I saw something similar from Crate and Barrel a while ago and loved it, but it was too pricey. It was like 1/3 of the price at Tarjay~! Win! I brought it home late last night and wanted to put it together asap, but boyf wasn’t very excited about doing that. He was a trooper and put it together for me anyways! What a guy. Thanks boyf!
I have been rearranging the living room area all morning trying to find a spot for this thing, but I am not sure where it belongs. Cute though, right? We have high ceilings and still need to put stuff on the walls to decorate, which is why I liked how high this piece is.
Below the picture is from the target website. My ladder shelf comes with a matching desk , which I would really love to do my computer work on, but I don’t think we have room for it with the way we have things set up now. So cute!
I hope everyone has a happy Wednesday!
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Hey girl! I love that oats blend. I always make mine on the stove with 1/3 cup grain blend and 2/3 cup water. So, 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup water sounds right for that. I experiment though, and find that for reg. oats I like 1/2 cup oats and 1.5 cups water.
I found that oats blend needs less water than regular oats do, and I cook the country choice blend longer than regular oats (6 minutes on the stove). That oat blend definitely has more texture than normal oats, which I like.
I'd definitely try cooking them on the stove–they're so much better than in the microwave!
I think everyone wants Rose's oats!!
I like your brand. I love combinations of grains.
My trick to a perfect bowl of oats is just to check it halfway through the cooking and add water as needed. Yum 🙂
I think I am going to try them on the stove tomorrow. That may be the trick. I can't be lazy and use the microwave when it comes to precious oats in the morning!
I have the same problem with oats! I have learned to like them a little bit "Gloppy" not soupy!
I love the shelf, too!
I always use stovetop. Microwaving just doesn't work as well, unfortunately. I also always mix water + milk or I just use milk. If you want really creamy oats, it's sometimes worth it to buy 1% milk instead of skim.
Have you ever tried Kath's banana oatmeal method? I like that too – but sometimes it's too sweet for me.
I am loving your shelf and desk… me thinks I want one but I have no where to put it!
love the shelf! i actualy got the crate and barrel one at the c&b outlet for $120! nto too bad and i just am so in love with it!