I wrote a few weeks ago how Quaker asked me if there was something that I have been wanting to accomplish for a long time and my answer was my new favorite cabinet filled with the newly organized home electronics charging station. Today I thought it would be fun to do something I have been thinking about for a long time that has to do with my Quaker Oatmeal obsession.
I like the REAL Old Fashioned Oats…none of the quick stuff for me.
Years of oatmeal making have been efficiency-ized to the point where it is now a few simple steps that takes seconds to complete:
- Large glass measuring cup filled to the 2 cup line with water.
- A bit of salt thrown in.
- One cup of Quaker Oats added from the measuring cup that is left in the oat container.
- Microwave for 6 minutes.
Once it is done, 1/2 either goes to Rhett or Rhett’s school lunch. The other half is mine.
And that is where I usually just throw on a little brown sugar and eat. It is great, BUT how much GREATER would it be if I had an oatmeal topping bar at my disposal?
Like the kind you would find at a fancy brunch.
I could LIVE at a fancy brunch.
Every day would be SO much better if I had an oatmeal topping bar.
Today I am improving my life with some oatmeal topping action.
Yes, it is super simple. I don’t know why I didn’t make this life changing step YEARS ago. I bought some jars that could be left out on the kitchen counter as decoration between breakfasts and filled them with pecans, brown sugar and Craisins.
The jars look so pretty sitting next to my fruit bowl which might even encourage oatmeal fruit placement.
In fact, mere seconds after I took this picture, I sat down and ate my embellished cereal…
Quaker has recently accomplished something they put off for a long time too.
After 130 years of Quaker Oats being a staple in kitchens across the country, they are proud to FINALLY announce the addition of Quaker Oatmeal Cookies. Their new Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies combine hearty, whole grain oats, with pieces of real fruit, chocolate chunks and crunchy nuts. They come in 5 delicious flavors. You can find out more about this Quaker accomplishment by visiting Quaker Oats, liking them on FB, or following @Quaker on Twitter.
I am so excited to be working with Quaker Oats to help spread the news about their new Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies. I am being compensated for my participation with both money and cookies. All opinions expressed are my own.