January does have some bright spots; it’s been designated National Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month and National Soup Month.
Oatmeal is meal made from ground, steel-cut or rolled hulled oat grains. It is low in fat and high in fiber, making it so much more than a breakfast food or an ingredient in homemade cookies. Try adding oatmeal to the meat mixture when making meat loaf or meat balls, or include it when you are making a crust for pie or quiche. Add some oatmeal when you are making a topping for apple or peach crisp. And don’t forget that oatmeal bread, muffins and pancakes are all interesting ways to use oatmeal
Happy National Oatmeal (and Hot Tea and Soup) Month!