Not so mundane oatmeal

I’ve eaten oatmeal all my life. I probably ate it before I can remember. But I doctor it very differently now that when I was growing up when I pilled on the butter and brown sugar.  Yes – I still start with some butter in the bottom of my bowl but not as much and earlier in my life.


And I don’t put just oatmeal and water in the pan (I’ve skipped the salt for a long time). Now I add raisins and orange peel too….sometimes cinnamon.


Recently, I decided to clean out the refrigerator – cranberry orange relish (using it up) as the topping. Yum!


It was a good feeling to make something that tasted so good…and was very different from the same old oatmeal!