Remember the Amazing Mumford; the Sesame Street magician who performed magic with the words “Ala peanut butter sandwiches”? I still use that phrase when I come upon something particularly magical, like making oatmeal in a rice cooker and have it magically appear for breakfast, piping hot just exactly when you’re ready for it. I love that I can dump everything into my Zojirushi rice cooker, set the timer for when I want it to be done and then go to bed, get up, go to the gym, shower and voila…ala peanut butter sandwiches, breakfast is served. I made enough for N and me for breakfast and an extra serving for one of us tomorrow morning.
Into the pot went:
- 1/2 c of steel-cut oats
- 1/4 c of Bob’s Apple Cinnamon and Grains hot cereal
- 1 ripe banana, chopped
- 1/2 c canned organic pumpkin
- 1 T chia seeds for an omega burst
- 1 t vanilla
- 3 c water
This morning it got served up with a dollop of Cranberry Apple butter from Trader Joe’s, another of soy yogurt, and a sprinkle of toasted pecan bits. It was awesome. Too bad it was hotter than blazes today. The Santa Ana winds have arrived bringing the last hurrah of summer and a flurry of sneezing!
The night before
This morning, that dollop of yogurt looks bigger than I remember and clearly I sprinkled the pecans on after I took the picture.
And for lunch a beautiful pear and greens salad with another sprinkle of pecans. This time you can see them.