Saturday, April 2, 2011

saturday at the zoo

happy weekending!  

(via inhouserecpies)

having a one of my all-time fave brekkies this morning; you absolutely must try it! 
i make this almost once a week, and it saves beautifully in the fridge so you can enjoy it again--if there are any leftovers. 

(via amateurgourmet)
i have a major infatuation with ina garten, aka the barefoot contessa, & this recipe, like many of my favorites, is hers. i change it up, add or sub things here & there depending on what i have on hand, or what i feel like that day.  its delicious, easy, & healthy! its the perfect dish for houseguests, or for a long weekend at the lake. or the mountains. 
or anywhere. enjoy!

ina's sunday morning oatmeal
(recipe courtesy of ina garten via food network)

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • banana, sliced

  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

  • 1/2 cup golden raisin

  • tablespoons maple syrup 

  • or tablespoons brown sugar, to taste

  • 1 Heat milk plus 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan until it starts to simmer. Add oatmeal and salt, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened.

  • 2 Remove from heat. Add your stir-ins: banana slices, cherries, raisins, or whatever you are using. Cover, and let stand 2 minutes. Serve hot with a drizzle of maple syrup or sprinkle of brown sugar to taste, cinnamon if desired. You may also add extra milk to taste.

  • 3 Suggestions for stir-ins: chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, minced dried apricot, chopped apple (dried or fresh) etc.

  • taking my girls to the zoo later to see the cloud leopards. my 5 year old has been waiting for the new exhibit to open for over a month now, and has been marking the days on her calendar. so sweet. the weather in atlanta has been shite all week, so i'm really looking forward to getting out in the sunshine! 

  •  movie reviews (2!), more recipes, & possible recipe for disaster comin your way soon!  have a fabulous weekend. 


    ps... who else is excited about THIS?!

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