|Crochet cereal (and pattern!)found here|
Also in my standard pantry stock: a great big canister of whole oats. I usually get them out for cookie recipes, but tonight they were the star in one of my all time favorite recipes from my childhood:
Golden Oats and Herbs
I liked them so much, for years they were my requested birthday meal. I forget how easy they are to make, until I pull out the recipe again. (By the way, quick shout out to my Mom, without whom none of these recipes would be here to share...especially since I had to ask her for them about 20 times each before I finally found a recipe filing system that I could find things in. Thanks Mom!)
Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 cups Quaker Oats
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp margarine or butter, melted
3/4 cup vegetable broth (or, if you are not a vegetarian who always has a bunch of veg broth on hand, chicken broth will do just fine)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
2 tbsp parsley flakes
Combine oats and egg in medium bowl, mix until coated. Add oat mixture to butter in large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until oats are dry, separated and lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients, continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until liquid evaporates.
When I was a kid, Mom always served the oats with a bratwurst-type sausage, cooked in a sweet/mustardy sauce (that I should get the recipe for!), but, having no sausage (and no clue how to cook it even if I did) I served the oats with chicken nuggets.
Four thumbs, way, way up! And,#3, being contrary, refused to try them. Oh well, maybe next time!