Happy Monday! After a short detour, today’s post brings us back to the wonderful world of oatmeal, with No. 5 in a seven-part set of recipe reviews.
As I mentioned above, the breakfast chapter of “Good and Cheap” has seven different oatmeal recipes. You can find this particular one on page 31 of the PDF version (a free download at leannebrown.com) or on page 10 of the print version.
The ingredients were about as basic as you can get. (I was lucky enough to find the apple juice on sale for 99 cents.) I chose not to cook the apple slices and sprinkled a little brown sugar on top of the finished product.
How Did it Taste?
Very good! I was expecting the apple juice to make the oatmeal cloyingly sweet, but it actually had a nice little tang to it, and the slices are a good healthy addition. This is now my second favourite recipe in the oatmeal series. (I still like Coconut and Lime the best.)
Let’s Do the Math
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal was quick and easy to cook, taking about 10 minutes altogether. And the total cost of ingredients came to just 89 cents per serving.
Frugal Food Tip
This tip has nothing whatsoever to do with oatmeal, but I thought it was worth telling you about just the same. Thanks to a very clever co-worker, I’ve learned that it’s possible to re-grow green onions. Even in the middle of winter!
Step One involves cutting off all of the green part and some of the white part (and presumably eating it). Next, put the remainder of the white part in a glass of water and put the glass in a windowsill. Change the water daily, and new shoots will start appearing within a couple of days.
I must admit that I was skeptical about this actually working in February, especially in my chilly kitchen window. But my little onions are on their third sprouting and growing enthusiastically. Now, is that cool or what?
That’s all for today! Check back soon for the sixth installment in the oatmeal chronicles and have a great week!