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Easy Oatmeal

I am not a morning person.  It is quite a change for me to get up with Robert.  I used to sleep until 8 or 8:30 most days and was lucky enough to be able to arrange my schedule to allow me to be alarm clock free most of my adult life.  Now I have a 20 pound alarm clock that likes to wake up between 6:45 and 7:00.  In my foggy state, I've developed a simple breakfast routine that gets him fed and requires minimal brain power on my part.  Easy, no-cook oatmeal.  I make this in small batches that create oatmeal for about 4 days and are stored in 2 oz containers in the fridge.  I pull one out in the morning, along with an apple-pear sauce container, and we have breakfast.

Easy Oatmeal

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  • 1/2 cup oats (I like old-fashioned Irish oats, but really anything that's not instant will do)

  • 1/4 dried fruit (like raisins, currants, blueberries, or craisins)

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • Light 1/2 cup water


  • Pour the oats and dried fruit into a food processor. Blend to chop up the dried fruit and oats.

  • Pour in the juice and water. Pulse once or twice in the food processor.

  • Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes before mixing again.

    • If you need breakfast immediately, you can take a portion and heat in the microwave for about 15 seconds at this point, though I recommend letting it sit overnight in the fridge.

  • Pour the moist oatmeal mixture into portion cups, cover, and place in the fridge.

  • To serve, heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds and mix thoroughly with a spoon. Pair with your favorite fruit puree.

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