Monday, October 21, 2013

cleaner oatmeal

i don't even like oatmeal.  yuck.

awesome husband @_antgas decided that he wanted something else for breakfast.  oatmeal.  and of course i'm not going to shell out money for the man in the hat's tiny instant envelopes of crap.  have you read the ingredients?

so i got on teh interwebz and started my research.  i ended up finding out how one makes oatmeal (because i didn't know how).  i learned the difference between instant and quick cook and steel cut omfg i hate oatmeal.

awesome husband requested cinnamon raisin (holy shit i hate raisins too.  what goes on?).  i trekked to to the store to get the necessary ingredients (for this AND a cold salad that he requested.  expect another fucking post on that.  i promise, i don't intend for this to be a recipe/craft blog.  i just keep doing things.  no photos on this one.  because i'm not making the oatmeal.  because it's disgusting.  (no, really, i'm sure this tastes delicious if you like oatmeal.)

cleaner eatin' sorta-instant cinnamon raisin oatmeal

  • 6 cups of quick cooking oats of your choice (check the ingredients to make sure there isn't any added shit.  the entire 18oz canister is 6 cups)
  • 6oz raisins (i just bought a 12oz box and used like half)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (break it up, put it through a sifter, whatever you need to do)
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
i put this all in one big glass bowl and mixed it all up.  i had to touch the raisins and break some of them up because they stuck together.  is that a thing?  hmph.  

then i portioned out 1/2 cup of the oat mixture into a baggie.  it made 15 baggies.  i wrote the instructions on each one.  for 1/2 cup of oatmeal mixture, add 1 cup of water or milk.  microwave for 2 minutes (maybe try 1.5 minutes first?  it might vary depending on your microwave).

conversely, you could boil said milk or water and then mix in the oatmeal.  cook for one minute.

i hope it's good.  i'm told it's good.  so, you know.  enjoy it.

in other news, i'm on my second week of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.  in case you missed it, i'm taking a low dose of chemo medication.  the fatigue is pretty bad, but i'm hoping it will even out soon.  and the nausea is... ugh.  it's not great.  i feel pretty alone too.  it's not that other people don't understand, but i don't look sick or in pain or whatever.  in reality, my wrists, fingers, shoulders, hips, ankles, and feet are in so much pain.  and the base of my neck and my head.  headachey like woah.

i don't know how long it takes for the drugs to kick in, but i'm hoping it's soon.  or something.

in more other news, i got a job.  i'm sure i'll tell you more about it soon.  i'm just waiting on some background check stuff to come through so i can start.  exciting news, right?  i just wish i could be a bit more excited about it - i'm so focused on the pain and the ickyness and ugh whatever.

off to nap now.  hopefully the cats will snuggle me to slumber land.


  1. I eat oatmeal even though I don't care for it. Sadly, I can't have sugar, which is too bad because your recipe makes oatmeal sound almost enticing.

  2. @vesta, there are other recipes i found online without sugar. also, you could always add something sweet after it's cooked - like a bit of honey or maple syrup (if those are options for you).