Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Obie And I Try Overight Oatmeal

July 10, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

I have heard about overnight oatmeal for several years, but I had never tried them. I just couldn't get past the mental taste of old, gummy cold oatmeal. {{SHUDDER}}

I finally decided that I was going to give them a shot last night, so I found a recipe I could adapt with ingredients I had in my kitchen.

I had done a lot of research on how to make a good tasting product, so I knew I should only use old fashioned oats, because they are supposed to soften just right and don't become soggy overnight. I remembered to use more flavoring than I would in a warm dish--cold foods need a bit more 'oomph'.

I put the oats in two pint mason jars, added the dark chocolate almond milk, Greek yogurt, a scoop of chocolate super food powder, a bit of stevia, and a couple of sliced strawberries. I stirred it up well, popped the lids on and put them into the fridge.

This morning after chores I pulled them out, and the jars were now filed to the top. I scooped the contents into bowls and Obie and I sat down to try them. Oh, if you do this, make sure you stir the mixture a bit before eating--it will make sure the flavors are well combined after sitting overnight.

Obie took a bite and looked at me funny, but he kept eating. I took a deep breath and ate a spoonful.

Hmmmm….

Not bad, actually.

Yes it was cold, but it was also creamy, which prevented a soggy texture. The yogurt gave it a rich, tart taste, and the oats were soft but not mushy. There's a dessert that it reminded me of, but I can't recall what it was.

All in all, I think I have a new dish in my breakfast arsenal, even thought the Redneck will NEVER try it. He is just not an oatmeal kind of guy, and yogurt just heightens the 'yuck factor' for  him. I can make omelet muffins for him instead.

I'm thinking these will be good for Sunday mornings, when we have to get ready and drive at least 30 minutes to get to church. Even if Obie doesn't want one, it will at least give me a quick meal. If you haven't tried them, I recommend giving them a chance.

Well, I got chores. later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018


4 comments:

  1. I love not an oatmeal kind of guy and yogurt ups the yuck factor, cute!

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  2. Not sure what I think about that. I'm glad to hear that someone likes it, that's for sure. I haven't had the guts to try it:)

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    1. I understand completely--it took me years to try it. I finally figured that even if I didn't like it, it was only a bit of oats and yogurt, and the dogs would happily finish what we didn't want!

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