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[personal profile] commodorified
In a nice deep microwave safe bowl with a handle[1], combine:

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup water

Microwave two minutes[2] on high, stirring at one minute. Remove from microwave, stir vigorously, and add

1/2 cup frozen berries

Return to microwave for one minute on high. Remove from microwave, stir vigorously, and add

1/2 cup applesauce

Return to microwave for one minute on high.

Stir. Add cream or milk and/or sugar if you like. Eat. Feel better.


[1] Everyone should have one or more of these, in my opinion. They make comfort food more comfortable.

[1] Your microwave may vary; keep an eye on things to make sure the oatmeal doesn't boil over, and test a spoonful of oats to make sure they are as cooked as you want them.

Date: 2011-05-18 06:24 pm (UTC)
giglet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] giglet
Comfort food? That's everyday breakfast, more or less, at my house.

(Okay, instead of berries and apple sauce, we use apples and raisins. But yeah.)

Date: 2011-05-18 09:41 pm (UTC)
giglet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] giglet
I hope you feel better soon!

Date: 2011-05-18 06:28 pm (UTC)
fajrdrako: Chris Hemsworth - Thor: The Dark World ([Bird])
From: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Sounds good. My comfort-food lunch is crêpes with ham and cheese filling, and asparagus. But I wouldn't have made that if I was feeling unwell. The ham, of course, is leftover from last night.

Date: 2011-05-18 07:39 pm (UTC)
zillah975: Detail of a sleeping cat from Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Sleeping Cat, 1862 (Default)
From: [personal profile] zillah975
This sounds wonderful! I must get some applesauce and berries and try it.

Date: 2011-05-18 08:22 pm (UTC)
fajrdrako: Chris Hemsworth - Thor: The Dark World (Default)
From: [personal profile] fajrdrako
I could freeze the ham - we only ate about half of it - and make crêpes for Tuesday night next week, when you of course will be feeling healthy and hungry again.

Date: 2011-05-18 08:44 pm (UTC)
fajrdrako: Chris Hemsworth - Thor: The Dark World (Default)
From: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Okay! That eliminates the problem of figuring out what to do for next week. I might make a soup or something to go with it.

Date: 2011-05-18 09:22 pm (UTC)
sollers: me in morris kit (Default)
From: [personal profile] sollers
I was with you right up to where you added the applesauce (unless it was Bramley apple)

Date: 2011-05-19 06:05 am (UTC)
sollers: me in morris kit (Default)
From: [personal profile] sollers
So that would be sweet apple rather than tart? No, I definitely wouldn't fancy that.

Date: 2011-05-19 07:23 am (UTC)
sollers: me in morris kit (Default)
From: [personal profile] sollers
Granny Smiths are still sweet enough to eat as they are. I think Bramleys are exclusive to the UK; they're big, tend to be a bit lumpy, and too tart for anyone but people like my daughter (who eats lemons and limes the way I eat oranges) to eat as they come. They're used for apple sauce for pork as the tartness helps with the fattiness (I did try Granny Smiths once, but they were much too sweet).

They are also cooked as desserts: core, cut in half, fill the core space with brown sugar or mincemeat (as in mince pies) and bake.

Date: 2011-05-18 11:32 pm (UTC)
adrian_turtle: stubborn little quilted turtle (Default)
From: [personal profile] adrian_turtle
I make a variation involving half a cup of canned pumpkin. Stores around here sell cans of cooked mashed pumpkin, primarily for making pumpkin pie. When I make pumpkin muffins or spice cake, there's generally a cup of pumpkin left over...which goes in the freezer in little plastic bags holding approximately half a cup. When I actually need it as comfort food (to thicken vegetable soup, or to make porridge more festive), I don't have to deal with the can opener. That's important, because I tend to need comfort food most when I am least capable of using my hands.

Date: 2011-05-19 06:08 am (UTC)
sollers: me in morris kit (Default)
From: [personal profile] sollers
Now, that's definitely something that separates the cultures. I've tried pumpkin on a number of occasions, including dishes prepared by American friends, and the only time I found it the least bit palatable was in a curry.

Date: 2011-05-19 07:17 am (UTC)
sollers: me in morris kit (Default)
From: [personal profile] sollers
Well, basically, it has to be something that kills the taste. It's not a situation likely to arise often as pumpkins are only available around Hallowe'en for decoration purposes (one usually throws the middle away) and I don't know anybody who does like pumpkin anyway.

I'd never even heard of cashew butter; it sounds as if it would be hideously expensive. "Curry paste" is a bit unspecific; what sort? My local convenience store has two shelves of pastes for different curries.

Date: 2011-05-19 09:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nishatalitha
I like mine made with milk instead of water, sans dried fruit, but with more milk and either brown sugar or honey and cinnamon. Mmmm.

My real comfort food is Watties tinned tomato soup. IDK.

Feeling better today?

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