Monday, November 1, 2010

A Wednesday Tradition, Toasted Oatmeal with Sauteed Apples

Months ago my husband began training to run a marathon for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training.  Working in the mornings and training during the evenings meant he would be gone all day on Wednesdays.  Because of his absence I decided to make a non-dinner tradition of "Toasted Oatmeal Wednesdays."

Its quick, delicious and nutritious (depending on your add ins) and it is one of my son's favorites.  A big win-win for Wednesdays!  I make the standard toasted oatmeal and with each week introduce new toppings.  My favorite is the sauteed apples (recipe below), Lil' Buddy's is almonds and cranberries (not too shabby either!)
If you'd like to donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society please click here.  In addition to raising money to find a cure, the LLS also:
  • Provides financial support for treatment and medication
  • Provides group and online support for the patients and family members
  • Will arrange for transportation to and from medical and other treatment facilities
Toasted Oatmeal
makes 2 cups
1 T. unsalted butter
½ cup Irish, Scottish, or any steel-cut oatmeal, or 2 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
Pinch of salt

1. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the oatmeal, and toast, stirring the oats until the oatmeal is fragrant and slightly golden, about 4 minutes.
2. Add 4 cups water and salt, and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until most of the water has evaporated and the oatmeal is tender (30 minutes for the steel-cut oatmeal and 10 minutes for the old fashioned rolled oats). Serve hot w/ the topping of your choice.

Sauteed Apples
serves 4
2 apples (or pears), peeled and cored
Juice of one lemon
1 T. unsalted butter
2 T. sugar

1. Cut each apple into 8 wedges. Toss the apples and lemon juice in a medium bowl, and set aside.
2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples and 1/2 cup water. Sprinkle with sugar
3. Simmer until water has evaporated and apples are golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 8-10 minutes. Serve Warm.

1 comment:

Mama Pea said...

Another really good looking recipe!