Ever tried making "from scratch" oatmeal in the microwave? It couldn't be easier, is cost effective, is a healthy, less-sugary breakfast option and best of all, super duper tasty and easy to adjust to what you have on hand.
R and I made some oatmeal this morning, and getting into the bipartisan spirit, we made ours with red dried cranberries and blueberries (no the blueberries in the picture aren't moldy, just frozen...we buy tons of blueberries when they are in season and freeze them).Microwave Oatmeal
1/3 c old fashioned oats
2/3 c water
1/8 t ground cinnamon
2 t brown sugar (or sometimes we use maple syrup)
a couple tablespoons or more of "add-ins," we use dried cranberries, walnuts, cut up apple, blueberries, or whatever we have on hand.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Microwave for about 2 minutes. Splash a bit of milk on top to cool it off once cooked, if desired.
Perfect for any morning, but particularly apropos for the big election day excitement.