Another round of snow, slush, and ice! This morning, we woke up a treacherous mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain coming down faster than the plowing operations going on. Things got a wee bit messy around here. Normally, it takes me about twenty minutes to walk to work. Today, after waiting for fifteen minutes for the crosstown buses and not a single one was in sight, I braved the icy sidewalks and the deep slush pools in practically every corner of the city, and managed to get to work in forty minutes.
On a different note, I have been making these hot multigrain oatmeal to fuel the start of my morning – plus my morning walk – and to keep me going until lunchtime.
The oatmeal is nutritious, wholesome, and hearty. The blend of nutty, fiber-rich grains (oats, barley, wheat germ, and flax seeds), lightly sweetened with brown sugar, makes it a filling option for breakfast. You can top it with nuts and fresh or dried fruits for variety of textures and flavors.
I tried the microwave method several times and it failed every time, so I resorted to making oatmeal on the stovetop. Do you make it on the stovetop or in the microwave? If you use the microwave method, what is the trick for not getting the liquid to spill over?