Friday, October 15, 2010

Steel Cut Oats

(google stock photo)
I struggle with breakfast. I am just as happy having my protein shake EVERY SINGLE DAY. My kids really have suffered because of it. I make breakfast maybe once a month (although my last 2 posts have been breakfast....maybe turning over a new leaf?). Keaton (the boy who will eat and enjoy anything) does not eat hot cereal. I grew up on the stuff. I have not been able to find any he really loves (I have tried adding cocoa, brown sugar, honey.....all luck). We were watching good eats on Steel Cut Oats. Keaton said, "Mom that looks GOOD". I never pass up a chance like that so we made it. He loved it and so did the little one year old lady. Alton B. adds a lot of cream. I used skim milk and I am glad I did. It worked fine and saved a ton of calories, and fat.
Here is how to make the best bowl of Oatmeal EVER:
1 cup oats
1 Tbsp butter
While that is sauteing boil 3 cups water. My water was boiling right as the oats got really toasty. Add the water to the saute pan (there will be lots of bubbles). Stir a bit, turn down to a simmer, cover and let cook for 1/2 hour.
After the 1/2 hour add 1 cup skim milk and gently stir every so often with the end of a wooden spoon. Cook about 10 minutes or until a nice creamy consistency (about 5 for me).
LASTLY add 1/2 tsp salt (be sure you don't add before or it won't be creamy). We topped with real maple and cinnamon. Keaton had seconds :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Super Fast Skillet Quiche

(picture from Prudence Pennywise)
I am not one to make breakfast. For some reason most breakfast foods make me feel sick so I usually stick to a protein shake. This morning I was inspired and made this for Keaton and I. Ooooh Lala! Keaton said, "Mom you really should be the Next Food Network Star". If only he knew I stole the recipe from Prudence Pennywise the great. Remember to use just a small 6" skillet.
I made mine with french goat cheese, garden tomato's (sliced thin then drained on a paper towel), and fresh basil. I made Keaton's with garden tomato, Monterrey Jack cheese, and thin slice avocado. I used Panko for both. They were heavenly. Head on over to Prudence Pennywise to get the full directions. Enjoy!