Monday, December 6, 2010


A few of my favorite things......
Right now it is savoring a bowl of hot McCanns oatmeal.
Now there is oatmeal and there is OATMEAL!
These are 100% whole grain Irish oats distributed by Sturm Foods in Manawa, WI
This oatmeal won the " International Exhibition Award in 1876 "
A 28 ounce can costs about $7-8 and has 20 servings.
Here's how you do it...
1) Buy a can of McCanns ( It may seem expensive but if you analyze it against the processed/ prepackaged Quakers I think it may be more economical and certainly healthier. Plus you end up with a wonderful can that you can put your pens, paint brushes or tools in. If you are feeling ambitious you can even decorate it with lovely paper using modge podge or glue.
2) Bring 1 quart of water to a boil, add 1 cup of oats, stir and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Stir a few times while it's cooking.
3 ) In your favorite bowl add whatever your heart desires. Personally, I add a dollop of
butter, some fruit, vermont maple syrup and milk.
4 ) Sit in a comfy spot and eat it slowly. Savor every bite; it is so different than the processed kind. It has a chewiness and a heartiness. It sticks to your ribs and is good for your heart. Think about Ireland and the traditions attached to this wonderful food.
On the back of the can is an Irish blessing
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.

1 comment:

  1. Steel cut oatmeal is one of my favorite things also!
    I buy so much, I began comparison shopping.
    You can buy it in bulk at Debra's Natural Gourmet in
    west concord but of course, you don't get the can to
    hold your paint brushes!