I tried to bake some breakfast bars to take to an upcoming morning meeting. This is part of my goal to be comfortable in the kitchen just like my heroes on The Food Network. I also want to use up stuff that has been in the pantry since the last millennium.
So, I ventured to make an apple/oatmeal breakfast bar recipe that was simple. It called for “quick cooking oats.” But they didn’t specify HOW quick. I used oatmeal that cooks in five minutes. That seems quick.
But not quick enough, I guess. These bars are horrible! The oats taste like little bits of cardboard. I guess I should have used 1-minute oatmeal. Or maybe oatmeal that isn’t older than The Husband (just kidding! I love him dearly, really! I mean it!)
But I didn’t get discouraged! I’m still willing to play in the kitchen, and I’m still glued to The Food Network! AndKimmiloo'sblog.
“So what’s for dinner tonight?” you might wonder. Well, since I cooked dinner two nights in a row (both were edible meals), I am taking tonight off (that’s secret-code-speak for I have no idea what to cook). I’m choking down the oatmeal bars and warming up frozen pizza. Because I’ve been experimenting with food lately, The Husband knows to keep a hefty supply of Cheerios on hand so don’t worry about him. It’s got lots of vitamins and fiber so he’s in good shape.