Eating porridge

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    My wife always tells me when she forces me against my will, under duress, to eat oatmeal she always says, it'll make you live longer. I always tell her we've already outlived almost everyone we know, what's the point?!
     
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    “Can I have some more, please?”

    GRUEL!!!
     
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    There is so much truth in that.

    My mom has seen everyone she knows dead, except for her best friend, who lives a thousand miles away, and her brother, me and my sister, and nieces and nephews.

    At 62, I’m seeing friends drop dead left and right too, and it’s definitely shaping my outlook on things.
     
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    I fancy myself a typical North American porridge eater -- sometimes it's made from oats, other times from a grain blend. I add fruit, nuts, seeds, sweetener (brown sugar or maple syrup) and yogurt or milk. Pinch of salt.

    Once I was in Scotland at a conference where they served us breakfast at a University cafeteria. There was porridge! I was psyched -- this is the real stuff. IT WAS AWFUL. Grey. Runny yet gluey. SALTY, OH GOD SO SALTY. I couldn't eat anymore past the first spoonful.
     
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    In the winter Mom used to make Quaker Oats (sometimes with raisins in it) served with brown sugar & milk.
     
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    I'm still not clear: was it salty?
     
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    Death was nothing I considered much for a very long time. Then it started striking all around me. You know all that stuff about positive thinking? It's all hogwash. We are all just here at the whim of death. You REALLY better enjoy each day as if it's the last because it may very well be!
     
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    That's how I like it, you just need to add more milk and sugar until it tastes good.:)
     
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    there is a medical school student memorization trick for the layers of the adrenal cortex: "salt, sugar, sex. the deeper you go the sweeter it gets."
     
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    I love oatmeal; usually do steelcut oats. You can amp up the flavor by browning them slightly in a dry pan before you cook 'em. For me oats and brown sugar is a magic combination. I like brown sugar on Cheerios too.

    Also love cream of wheat, as long as it's made the right way: farina into hot milk, cooked properly with a pinch of salt - none of that instant stuff.

    Nothing from a pouch with artificial flavoring is going to be as good as the real thing.

    And grits, whose greatness is sadly underappreciated here in the Northeast. Actually I love corn in almost any form. Except creamed corn from a can.

    Risottos and congees too. Savory porridge is a whole different animal.
     
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    Flahavans Irish porridge oats for me -- with a spoonful of honey and a few blueberries.
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    Ditto!

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    New(ish) and old packaging for Finnish rolled oats:

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    Reminds me of another favorite old verb/noun non- thread from the recent past : Picking lint
     
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    From a belly button hole?
    I think there might be some of that in the no name budget oats out there for filler.
     
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    ”Eating porridge”

    When humble pie doesn’t rock or fill you more
     
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    Porridge was a good TV show and movie a few decades back.

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    Funny as I am reading this thread my better half sets down my porridge. Freaky eh?
     

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    *Shudder*

    Glad I spat that porridge out of my mouth :eek:
     
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