Happy National Oatmeal Month!!!

yummy - cooking with oatmeal adds a good thing into the diet that can have a good impact on your health.
@Willowlady (10666)
United States
January 13, 2007 7:44am CST
Time to celebrate the new year with National Oatmeal month!! Do you like oatmeal? Do you use it in baking? Please let me know!!!
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
13 Jan 07
Hey I eat oatmeal for breakfast almost every single day and have for years and years. I just love it, so happy National Oatmeal month. That reminds me I haven't eaten my breakfast yet, later.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
13 Jan 07
lowers chloresterol and helps with diet good for you too
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
13 Jan 07
bowl of oatmeal - considered a cereal and sooo good for you...we can even incorporated into baked goods
So glad you take advantage of something that is soooo good for you!!
@MakDomMom (1475)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Oatmeal - Oatmeal for breakfast, lunch, anytime!
Yes I do like oatmeal. I don't normally eat it plain, but I do love the instant stuff! Banana Bread, Maple Sugar, Date Fruit & Nut, Strawberry are some of my favorites. I try to use it in baking also whenever I remember to add it! I think it offers a great texture to baked goods. While also giving you the added benefits of fiber.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
13 Jan 07
oatmeal with flavors for breakfast - creativity helps this poor bland good for you food to become the best thing to start your day
There is no end to the flavors you can create and make it fun to eat! Health benefits are an added bonus..hurray
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I did not know that it was National Oatmeal Month! Cool! Oatmeal is healthy to use in so many ways. I love to eat it raw with just some milk and sugar on it. Yummy! I use it in homemade breadmaking as well as in meatloafs, cookies and meatballs. I use it in most meat mixes to add the benefits of cholostrol fighting qualities. We are never without oats in our panty. we purchase them in 50 pound bags and repackage them so they last longer.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
13 Jan 07
oats in bulk - when something is good for you and able to be used in so many ways that you can purchase in a large amount and none goes to waste
So you buy oats and then grind or oatmeal? 50 pound sacks is wonderful and you buy them where? So glad you are industrious and share it here! Thanks for responding!!
• United States
14 Jan 07
I do both. I grind some and make oatmeal with some. We purchase it from http://waltonfeed.com
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Thanks so much for sharing that. Have written that down in my book and will be checking them out. Cool!!!
• United States
28 Jan 07
How come I never hear of all these nation days Willowlady? I love oatmeal. I use it for thickening in fruit drinks, cookies, cakes, breads, cereals, and spinkled on creamed soups with corn.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
28 Jan 07
It is indeed a versatile grain. I found it on some site that gave all the national this and that months and days. Wrote some down to share when the times come! keep tuned!! I like the way that you use it! Thanks for responding.
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Oh how I love oatmeal. I eat it every morning with fruit! I will put some frozen blueberries or fresh strawberries or whatever fruit I have on hand into my oatmeal! Oatmeal makes a great bedtime snack too. When I make a meatloaf, I add oatmeal rather than bread for consistency. The health benefits are numerous with oatmeal. The following website outlines the many healthy benefits of eating oatmeal. http://health.learninginfo.org/benefits-oatmeal.htm
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
15 Jan 07
quaker oatmeal - the good for you food that is nice on the pocket book too
Thanks so much for your response. The addition of the website so people can check out all the goodness that is oatmeal is a nice thought.
@CatVegas (711)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I didn't know it was National Oatmeal month..Thank you for posting it. I like the flavored oatmeals. The one like the most is Blueberry, but I have to say they all are good. I especially like eating it in the winter months. I also like bakeing oatmeal raisin cookies. When my daugther was little she use to love em....
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
14 Jan 07
You are quite welcome. I like finding things like this to share here and to hear how others treat the thing I find. Seems like oatmeal is a common item for us and that is a good thing. Glad you shared it with your daughter.
@suscan (1959)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I love oatmeal in all forms that I can think of. Nice bowl of oatmeal ,oatmeal bars, snack and cookies. I do use the flavored instant but I also like to just make the regular and add fruit and nuts, more healthy that way.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
14 Jan 07
oatmeal with fruit - filling, yummy, good for you food!
Such a versatile grain. Nice to see you add in your uses of this standard cereal!! Taking something good for you and adding in more healthy things for a great meal or snack!! Thanks for responding to this discussion!
• United States
13 Jan 07
Oatmeal has been a favorite staple in my house since I was a little girl and most likely was on my Grandmother's and Greatgrandmother's pantry shelves. I use it in breads, as hot cereal, and in cookies. It is wholesome and lowers your cholesteral.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
13 Jan 07
oatmeal cookie recipe - yummy goes further inside the cookie with oatmeal the hidden star
Do glad that the consensus here is that is good to eat. Glad to have something many of us can agree on!!
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I love oatmeal, with a ton of cinnamon and some raisins, what a great way to start the day. I use it in baking and in meatloaf instead of bread crumbs. One of the finest food available and at a reasonable price.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
13 Jan 07
i personally do not care for oatmeal, but my son just loves it, he eats it almost every morning for breakfast.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I only eat Oatmeal Raisin cookies, I never liked just regular oatmel...
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@jwfarrimond (4475)
14 Jan 07
I've eaten oatmeal porrige for breakfast for many years and intend to continue to do so.
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
2 Feb 07
Yes, oatmeal in the form of porrige is my prefered breakfast. But oatmeal is a supplimentary for breakfast, it is not an alternate. So along with oatmeal porrige atleast take one-two banana ( Monkey Banana - yellow small, not the green ) which will keep u energized the full day. I have done this nearly for two years, but not daily every alternate days. Thanks for my friend who introduced oatmeal to me.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
2 Feb 07
So good that you have found the goodness. Thanks for sharing it here in this discussion. Not sure about a Monkey banana?
• India
2 Feb 07
Well I tell u one thing that I know firstly about this celebration but good to know about that in future I celebrate or tell u that how i will celebrate it
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I like it for breakfast and in cookies not to mention meatloaf