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Coffee Talk - General Chit Chat    Off-Topic Chat

Started 2/2/20 by Misha (MISHAMISHA); 52809 views.

From: Midkid5


I had to look at recipes since you mentioned it.  My family won't touch fried oatmeal, and think  I'm wired for liking it.

Like I mentioned to Jonna a drier oatmeal works better.  That's probably why it was so good as a kid cause it sat on the stove to stay hot.  Dad and boys out doing chores, girls getting ready for school so the bathroom was free when the boys came in, everyone had to leave together as dad dropped us at GM's on his way to work. We walked to school from GM's.


I also like the old-style oats that are NOT the quick-cooking kind.  They seem to have a much better texture, and you can even see the individual oats.  My Dad made the best oats, and the trick is to get the water (and pinch of salt) boiling, stir in the oats, then cover, turn off the heat, and never uncover it until the time is up, and don't stir it again until time to spoon it out into bowls.  Always comes out light and flaky/fluffy, never clumpy or gooey.  I have been known to resort to instant or quick-cooking oats in an emergency, but to me the original style is the best.

I think the fried oatmeal sounds great.  Exactly the same method as fried grits.  Mmmmmm.  

I love the old fashioned ones or steel cut ones too! More texture! :) 

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


I often have left over pizza for breakfast but I heat mine up.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Suze (casuzenn) said:

neither oatmeal or cornmeal are on my diet

Fried cornmeal mush is one of my favorites(with maple syrup) but haven't had it in a long time.  I would have to eat it all myself.


From: KSCarolyn


Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

Fried cornmeal mush is one of my favorites(with maple syrup) but haven't had it in a long time.  I would have to eat it all myself.

No, you wouldn't, one of my favorite things to eat.


From: tuckyquilter


I make  Hot Water Cornmeal for breakfast sometimes.  Had it as a kid. Grandma would put blobs in hot grease and chunk it up a bit and fry until crunchy golden brown. It has to be crunchy.  She didn't make patties at all. Served it with butter and homemade syrup or Dark Karo.  Oh and she always gave me "coffee-milk w/sugar" too.  More milk than coffee, but I got hooked on caffeine early in life.  

Easy too:  Lard, Cornmeal,  tiny bit of salt, Boiling Water.    I usually use a cup of cornmeal, heaping TBSP of lard, bacon grease or crisco.  and pour the hot water over and stir it together to make a soft paste looking batter.  *You can add a touch of sugar if you want but not necessary as you'll use syrup as sweetener in the serving..

This is a fairly decent recipe

In reply toRe: msg 489

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


anyone have wood floors?  We want to remove the carpet in our den & living areas and had thought we were going to install some brick-look tile, similar to what we used in our mud room 7 years ago.  Well we can't find anything even close, apparently that style is not In Style right now.  Everyone is telling us we should do wood.  That we'll like it much better than tile, but I'm worried about our dogs and how well it will hold up over time.   I grew up in a house with wood floors & my mother HATED them, I still remember getting spankings for coming in the house with wet feet.  Paying someone to come polish them with one of those dual brush polishing machines.  

Hard wood floors are pretty good. We had them in our house up in Washington years ago and really liked them. They are really pretty. We had a dog and I do not remember having any problems. He was a med sized dog.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


thanks Ami.  I do think we'll have to be better about trimming their nails.