My father-in-law is a retired PhD chemical engineer. He rarely cooks but when he does he cooks with exact precision like any great scientist. He made us breakfast using Quaker Oats, quick 1-minute. He has been making this exact recipe for about 15 years. Instead of 1-minute as the container's instructions call for he cooks the oatmeal for 5 minutes to get the consistency he prefers. Here is how he makes this quick and heart healthy meal. His secret? He explained that he read it on the box's instructions!
|my father-in-law preparing breakfast for us (2014)|
|that's how it's done|
3 cups milk
1 1/2 cups Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats
A few drops of honey
1) Heat milk in a pot over medium high heat.
2) Once the milk starts to boil, add honey (he adds 2 drops per person) and stir well.
3) Add the oatmeal. Turn the heat lower to a simmer. Cover the pot, stir occasionally and cook for about 5 minutes.
3) Remove from heat and serve.
*For simplicity, my father-in-law uses the same dry measurement cups for both dry and liquid ingredients. The ratio is 1 Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats to 2 milk.
*After cooking the oatmeal is divided up into bowls. We can then stir in more milk, craisins (dried cranberries), fresh berries or other fresh fruits, nuts and a sprinkle of brown sugar.
*My mother-in-law purchased the blue bowl and pitcher from a potter in Blue Hill, Maine many years ago.
|oat meal with almonds, craisins and brown sugar|