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Friday, June 8, 2012

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Someone eats oatmeal at our house almost every morning. As a mom, I try to vary the healthy stir-in's to help encourage them to eat it. One of my favorites, is this "Strawberries and Cream" version. (I like my oatmeal kind of thick and not so runny ... as you can see in the picture!)

Grab a bowl and let's get to work!

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal - For One
Printable recipe

1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup ripe strawberries, washed and slightly mashed
sugar, if desired

In a large*** microwave-safe bowl, combine the oatmeal, milk and vanilla extract. Microwave on full-power for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. Add strawberries and stir. Add sugar, if desired.

Enjoy hot!

*** Please, make sure you use a large bowl so you're not cleaning up your microwave from the oatmeal spillage! Trust me on this.

Check out some things I found on the web this week -

Don't these Chicken Parm-urritos! at The Yummy Life just make you drool? I love the combination of ingredients and know my family will too!

I know soup isn't really a "summer" food, but I love soup! This Summer Vegetable Chowder at Cake Student looks like a wonderful way to use your garden's bounty! Healthy and tasty - what more could you ask for?

I'm sure some of my regular readers have figured out that my family loves pizza ... if you're new and stick around for awhile, you'll notice! ;) This Pad Thai Pizza By Lady Behind the Curtain combines the best of Pad Thai and pizza ... the results, I'm sure are amazing! Chalk this up as another Friday night recipe to try!

I have no words for this No-Bake Strawberry Milkshake Cheesecake by Sprinkle Bakes ... the picture says it all! I wonder if she delivers? ;)

My favorite, "favoritest" (ok, I made that word up) fish is salmon. This Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce from Damn Delicious sounds so tantalizing! Since I don't know how to say the "s" word, I just call it "rooster sauce". :) This recipe sounds quick, easy and sure to please! I cannot wait to try this one out!

I hope y'all have a fantastic weekend. I think we're planning on enjoying 2nd Saturday - here in NC, there are tons of free things to do all over the state during the summer on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 

Linked up at these fun parties!


  1. stop it I'm drooling already... these all look soooo good. =)

    FOllowing ya now from the Friday Walk and feeling strangely, very very hungry. We're spreading Aloha all over the place today with our Aloha Friday HOp and I'd so love it if you'd join us for the ride. I'm thinking there are so many others who would love to drool over all the yumminess too-- feel free to join us in discovering beautiful blogs all day long.


    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicole ... Just posted on the hop! Thanks for the invite :)

  2. That oatmeal looks great! I am a new follower from the blog hop. ;0

    1. So glad you stopped by! I stopped by and followed your blog also via GFC.

  3. Hi Jamie. This is so nice of you to highlight food from other blogs and give us the opportunity to find other great foodies.

    I am not an oatmeal eater and have never been but I have to admit, yours is the best, I have ever seen.

    1. Truth be told, I'm not much of an oatmeal eater either - I prefer toast and coffee ..... but on occasion, I will eat it :) Thanks so much for stopping by Chaya!

  4. Gotta try the oatmeal. Love that it makes just one serving since I'me the only one in the house that will willingly eat oatmeal. lol

    1. My kids LOVE it .... we have so many variations it's crazy! hope you like it :)

  5. Think I'll be checking out that salmon, sriracha always catches my attention!

    1. Doesn't it look and sound phenomenal? I can't wait to try it too!

  6. My sweet hubby just loves oatmeal! I just know he would love the variation. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Hope you have a super terrific weekend!

  7. The idea of vanilla extract in oatmeal is genius. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  8. I love the oatmeal idea! We have some strawberries in the fridge that have been soaking in sugar ;) I think I'll add them to the kiddos oatmeal in the am :) Thank you for sharing! Stoppin by from :)

    1. Oooh ... I bet soaking them in sugar would be fantastic too! Thank you so much for stopping by :)


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