Saturday, January 8, 2011


Let's see, yesterday our low temperature was 39 degrees and our high was 41 degrees, with more of the same today.

I know, not cold compared to my friends in other parts of the country, but still chilly!  And that fog is really damp and that doesn't help you feel warm at all.

So what is better on a cold morning than a warm bowl of oatmeal!
We love oatmeal at Sweet Bee Cottage!  No, not the instant kind, but good old fashioned Quaker Oats!  It doesn't take that long and it's so much better - and probably better for you too!
I keep this tag in the oatmeal jar so I don't forget the proportions.

Now what makes it really tasty and unique is that we add our own preferences to the mix.

I like dried cranberries and a touch of nutmeg.

Baby Bee likes dried cranberries too, but she likes to add cinnamon.

Worker Bee wants nothing to do with dried fruit in his oatmeal, but he likes cinnamon, nutmeg, and a splash of maple syrup.

We all put dark brown sugar and a splash of milk - or if we're really feeling decadent - half and half.  

So, how do you like your oatmeal?

Oh yeah!  I love it in my chocolate chip cookies too!


  1. Howdy
    Yummy is right !
    Thank you for the delightful eye candy along with your yummy recipe .
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  2. Oh! I wish I'd read this before I ate breakfast! Oatmeal does sound yummy with the weather we're having! I like mine with raisins and a little brown sugar.

  3. Oatmeal is one of or faves especially on a cold morning where you need them extra umph on your bones...Love the way you labeled it all so cute! Mica

  4. Love oatmeal! Butter, brown sugar and just a pinch of cinnamon. Simple and delicious!!!

  5. Oatmeal taste really good on a cold winter morning!

  6. We love the old style oatmeal here too. I try to stay away from it though because I have to have about an inch of brown sugar on it!

  7. Oh, I love oatmeal cooked with a diced up apple and brown sugar and milk added to the bowl:@)

  8. I haven't had oatmeal in a long time. I think I might have to have me some tomorrow a.m. I add milk and cinnamon or brown sugar. It really sticks to your ribs:)

  9. Ahhh, Oatmeal...comfort food! We love cinnamon, butter and walnuts in ours!

  10. I love mine with 1/4 cup of pumpkin and some cinnamon. Yummy. Great post.

  11. Dried apples, a little brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg... my husband is a plain brown sugar guy (imagine that).

    I agree... 39 is cold to me too ;)


  12. mmm...

    nothing better than a hot bowl of oatmeal with a little dollup of fresh butter and a smidge of brown sugar.



  13. Mmmm...I do love oatmeal! I like mine with brown sugar. Have you ever tried steel cut oats? Nice and crunchy/chewy!

  14. I like the steel-cut type (also known as Irish/Scottish oatmeal), cooked overnight in the crockpot, w/ half milk, half water & pumpkin pie spice~ serve it up with brown sugar, a smidge of butter, & some chopped pecans.

  15. Dab of butter, brown sugar and milk. I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow.

  16. I like my oatmeal with a hint of sweet and lots of berries. Eat a bowl most mornings!
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

  17. I adore oatmeal: large flake, lovely hot chewy oatmeal with lots of brown sugar and cream. Yum, yum, yum! Now I'm longing for breakfast.

  18. Nothing says winter in MA than a nice bowl of yummy, warm oatmeal! Thanks for the post, love your pics! I'm going to buy a nice glass container for my oatmeal fixins today! Also, I GRABBED YOUR BUTTON!!! Yay! :) Can you take mine as well my buzzy bee pal? Alyssa of Boston Bee

  19. Like you, I love oatmeal breakfast on cold days. I don't use water- I cook mine in skim milk with raisins and cinnamon. "Yummy in the tummy" we say at my house.
    Happy New Year.

    Just found your blog for first time today - bookmarked it.


  20. Here's how I love my oatmeal:

    I love putting my dry goods in clear containers....and I really love Hobby Lobby...there will be one opening this year about 22 miles from me! YaY! Woo HOO! Can't wait!


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