Two things on this bright sunny Friday morning … first I’m testing the new E-Mail posting plug-in we just added for WordPress called Postie. Thanks to Tim at Mindcue for figuring this all out for me after I spent hours & hours not getting anywhere! So far so good – if you’re seeing this, it worked! I’ll be able to post from wherever we’re cruising … without internet access, via Winlink or SailMail.
And secondly enjoy a new twist on your boatmeal! Yum!
Lots of cruisers have oatmeal frequently for breakfast, it’s compact to store, inexpensive and keeps forever. Recently I discovered a new twist on an old favorite.
Apple Juice! That’s right, apple juice. Substitute no sugar added apple juice for the water. I never measure, just put 1/3 – 1/2 cup of plain old regular oats, never quick oats, into a microwavable bowl. Pour the apple juice to generously cover the oats. I usually throw in a handful or raisins or even some chopped up apple bits. And then microwave for 2 minutes. If I’m anchored out and don’t want to use the microwave, I heat the apple juice just to boiling, then pour it over the oats in the boats, cover with a plate to keep the steam in and wait 5+ minutes, depending on how you like your oatmeal.
Before enjoying the treat, I generously add a sprinkle of cinnamon & YUM! I look forward to mornings, even without my coffee! Which is saying something for someone who used to be nicknamed “Mrs Coffee”! 🙂