Monday, June 21, 2010

Poll of the Week - 6.21.2010

So something funky was happening with my polls last week, but Google seems to have fixed the problem, so let’s make up for it this week with tons of votes!

I’ve been experimenting with different breakfast ideas over the last few weeks, and the best way to escape boredom seems to be with oatmeal. If you’re not a fan of oatmeal (amazingly, some people just don’t like it!), that might sound kind of weird – I mean, what’s to like about a bowl full of gray, lumpy stuff? But oatmeal has a great chewy texture and you can dress it up with just about anything: add a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and Grade A maple syrup, and you’ve basically got a bowl of Cocoa Puffs! Add some Craisins and chopped walnuts, and you’ve just graduated to a very adult breakfast cereal. Or you can add just milk or cream, with a sprinkling of brown sugar on top, and pretend you’re having porridge with Mary and Dickon in The Secret Garden.

This week’s “Poll of the Week” asks, what’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal?


  1. The BEST way to serve oatmeal is the way they do at The Ragged Edge - a sublime coffee shop in Gettysburg, PA. They have something called 'baked oatmeal' that's dry and crumbly like the top of an apple betty, and is warm and topped with a few sliced strawberries and bananas - and is the most amazing breakfast in the world!! I am not a breakfast fan, but if I knew how to make this - I would eat every morning! Anyone out there know the secret to this dish, this treat, this snack, this dessert, this meal, this most wonderful creation?

  2. maple syrup and brown sugar? no, no ... milk, butter, and brown sugar. tiny amounts added continuously, like you would add salt to each bite of a hard boiled egg.