Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Quickly cooling down hot oatmeal for breakfast

We've been eating hot cooked oatmeal for most breakfasts lately. It's affordable, filling, healthy, and relatively easy. :)

Yummy oatmeal for breakfast

One way to quickly cool a bowl of steaming hot oatmeal is to add some frozen fruit! We like to use chopped strawberries, or frozen blueberries. The fruit adds some sweetness and cools the oatmeal to a perfect temperature for eating. (Hungry children love that!)

If the oatmeal isn't extremely hot, sometimes a splash of cold milk will cool it enough, as well. :)

Yummy oatmeal for breakfast

Our favorite breakfast oatmeal, with calorie breakdown

My easy healthy baked oatmeal, which is a great dessert with whipped cream!

How to make homemade instant oatmeal packets (various flavors)

Our breakfast recipes

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Food Prepping (Real Food Healthy Living)
http://realfoodhealthyliving.com/2010/05/31/food-prepping-and-how-it-saves-me-time/

Tammy,
I added the link to my post.
Real Food Healthy Living

I'm going to have to check out the dessert recipe...YUM!

My tip for the week is Caring for Granite Countertops in the Kitchen
http://www.idreamofclean.net/2010/05/31/caring-for-granite-countertops/

We do this too with applesauce -- cools the oatmeal off wonderfully.

Blessings,
SnoWhite

We do steel cut oats in the crock pot a lot. I put the oats and water in a smaller bowl, put the bowl in the crock pot, and then fill the crock pot with water (so that the water level in the crock pot is about even with the water/oatmeal level in the bowl). It cooks perfectly and the bowl is way easier to clean then my large crock (plus it keeps the oats from burning onto the side of the crock).

Noah, do you use a stainless steel bowl or glass bowl in the crock pot?

This sounds like a neat idea... like an oatmeal water bath! :D

My tip includes a few variations on recipe organization here: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/05/18/works-for-me-wednesday-how-to-organize-seasonal-recipes/

Thanks!

How I freezer waffles:
http://extraordinaryordinarylife.blogspot.com/2010/06/how-to-freeze-waffles.html

Gretchen @ EOL

Oh, yummy! I'll have to keep some strawberries in the freezer now just for this purpose. That looks delicious!
My tip is for measuring dry ingredients. Here's my link:
http://sortafrugal.blogspot.com/2010/05/prepping-dry-ingredients.html

http://thelocalcook.com/2010/06/01/top-10-tips-for-eating-local-food-on-a-budget/

Thanks for hosting! I always learn so much on Kitchen Tip Tuesday.

Peeling onions (Lenetta)
http://nettacow.blogspot.com/2010/06/peeling-onions.html

Wow the frozen fruit! What an idea! We are so going to try this! Thanks for the tip!

When the world knocks you down on your knees, your in the perfect position to pray!

We had the frozen fruit in the oatmeal, it was sooo good!

When the world knocks you down on your knees, your in the perfect position to pray!

So glad you liked it! :)

If you do dairy...I mean, consume it, that is!...you can also pour just a little milk over your piping hot oatmeal to both thin it down and cool it off. Works like a charm and tastes yummy:)

I've never thought of using frozen fruit like this in oatmeal. Great idea. Maybe my kids will actually eat oatmeal if there was strawberries in it.

I'm a day late, but my tip is for vegetable prep for salads.

http://lindaslunacy.blogspot.com/2010/06/vegetable-prep-for-salads.html

Linda
http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

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