Last week, I drove over 3,000 miles to pick up my oldest from BYU. I am not looking for pity. Really. I got to go by myself and it was heavenly! Is it so sad that I was excited to spend time alone in a car driving across the country?
I listened to whatever I wanted. I ate at the restaurants I wanted. I only stopped to pee when personally necessary. I slept in a quiet hotel alone. For a mother of six children, this much personal choice and freedom is a bit unnerving, but I adapted.
While in Utah, I got to spend time with my older sister and her family, which doesn’t happen nearly enough. She has changed my life in many significant ways, but when she showed me how to make this 2 Minute Oatmeal, I was astonished!
I make oatmeal for my kids at least twice a week and the whole time they are waiting for the water to boil, then the oats to cook, they are impatiently whining about how hungry they are. This new method has cut out all oatmeal related whining. If only my sister could show me solutions for all the other forms of whining in my house!
2 Minute Oatmeal
- 1/2 C whole rolled oats *you can use quick oats, but the result will be more mushy
- 1/2 C water
- pinch of salt
1. In a microwave safe bowl, place all the ingredients together and stir. Place uncovered in the microwave for two minutes on high. Add milk and your favorite toppings to serve. Some of our favorites are apples, raisins, craisins, almonds, dried cherries, brown sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, pecans and cinnamon.