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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Breakfast at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 29, 2008
Breakfast at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 29, 2008

John's pretty good oatmeal

Ughh!!.... oatmeal!
Ma,
can I have Cheerios?.

My aversion to oatmeal has stuck to me as tenaciously as mother's oatmeal stuck to my ribs back in the day. I'll bet you remember the stuff - a glutenous glob sitting in a puddle of milk with some brown sugar tossed on it. Ughh!!

It's taken me over 50 years of eating some pretty bad breakfasts to finally get up the gumption to overthrow mothers presence in the kitchen and make oatmeal my way. Oatmeal is a good thing - it deserves a place on the table now and then. Especially so now that I'm back on my healthy eating kick after falling off the wagon for a while.

John's pretty good oatmeal

John's pretty good oatmeal isn't your mother's oatmeal. This is post-mother's oatmeal. Oatmeal for the new millennium. Oatmeal with some kick. A lighter, punched up oatmeal.

Cook together

Put the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil, shut the heat off and cover the pot for a few minutes to let it steep.

Decant the resulting thick oatmeal soup into your favorite cereal bowl.

Top it with


John's pretty good oatmeal

There you have it - John's pretty good oatmeal

I haven't gone very far here today but you get the idea - lighten it up and punch it up. Excuse me, my oatmeal is getting cold.

Night camp

Site 8 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Whimbrel by Pedro DeMovellan

Wow! Pedro steals the show at Chesterwood with Whimbrel!

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