Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Recipes

It's time for me to finally admit that summer is over. Summer may be my favorite season, but I love the flavors of fall! Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger, citrus, cloves, apple... the list goes on. They all contribute to amazing fall dishes. I wish I had better kitchen skills and could create my own recipes! Until then I'll just post some delicious ones created by others.

Fabulous fall recipe #1: Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal found on Budget Bytes (apparently it's 75 cents per serving)

1 cup steel-cut oats
15 oz. can pumpkin puree
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
5 Tbsp chopped walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar

STEP 1: In a large pot boil 4.5 cups of water. Once it boils, stir in the oats. After adding the oats, add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Stir well.

STEP 2: Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the oatmeal is as thick as you like it. Remember, after you remove the oatmeal from the heat completely, the oats will thicken further.

STEP 3: Divide the oatmeal evenly among 5 resealable containers and refrigerate. When you are ready to eat your oatmeal, simply microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds and top with 1 Tbsp. of chopped walnuts (and milk or whatever else you prefer). The refrigerated oatmeal will stay good in your refrigerator for 5-7 days.

1 comment:

  1. at first i thought this was a type of cookie and once i realized it was oatmeal i was sorely disappointed