Friday, February 13, 2009

NEWS and Homemade Instant Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Bags

NOTE AND NEWS: Next Humor story will be posted Mar. 1st. Also, the book, "Confessions of a Completely Insane Mother" is finished and in the Publisher's warehouse! I'm so excited! It should be hitting the stores sometime in the next month or so. I'll keep you posted!

Homemade Instant Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pkts.

(These are WAY cheaper than the store bought packets. Kids can make it themselves, which saves you time in the morning and helps them learn to cook)
1/3 C quick oats
¼ t salt
1-2 T brown sugar (depending on your taste)
1/4 t imitation maple flavoring (located in the spice section of the grocery store, near the extracts)

Put all ingredients except maple in a snack sized zipper bag. Store. To make oatmeal, dump contents into a bowl. Add 2/3 C water or milk. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir in maple flavoring. Enjoy! (Note: if you don’t want to spend money on little bags, then you could just put the ingredients directly in a bowl. You could also re-use your bags)
Variation: Add dried apple bits, walnuts, and ¼ t cinnamon in place of the maple extract.

1 comment:

Cullum Family said...

i remember we used to make these in college station, but didn't we put some of the oats in a blender or something like that to make them hold the flavor better...i don't remember exactly...i am going to make some of these this weekend...