Oatmeal

@jillhill (37379)
United States
October 15, 2007 12:40pm CST
Do you like the microwave kind that takes less then a minute or do you cook your's on the stove? I just switched to the microwave kind. It's easier...has all the ingredience in it and it's quick without messing up a pan....which do you prefer?
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8 responses
• United States
15 Oct 07
I prefer my oatmeal in a cookie with raisins.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Tonight I am making oatmeal scotchies...would that do? LOL
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• United States
15 Oct 07
What is an scotchie?
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Oct 07
butterscotch chips...like chocolate chips but butterscotch....
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I'm a microwave girl! There are some that are "quick" and more like "real" oatmeal as opposed to the instant. The oats in the instant are pretty shredded up, whereas the quick has whole oats in there.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I like the quickness....instant breakfast that healthy for you. Thanks for the response!
@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
16 Oct 07
I always eat oatmeal for breakfast primarily because it is so easy to make. I buy my oatmeal the kind that's quick cooking. I don't have to cook it on the stove. I just pour hot water with it and it's done. I always like this kind than the other one which you still have to cook and that takes quite sometime.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I like the time factor! Thanks for responding.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
16 Oct 07
If ever, I would prefer my oatmeal cooked in a stove. I found out that too much cooking in microwave causes cancer, as for radiation. But I'd consider it maybe once in a while, especially when in a hurry!;)
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Wow.....I didn't know that it causes cancer! Just think....I am trying to lower my cholestral and might be giving myself cancer....thanks for the heads up!
@KarenLO (238)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I have done my oatmeal in the microwave for many years...always very moist and smooth. I add raisens to it while it's cooking...hmmmm....they add just enough fruit to my bowl and then I put brown sugar and a little soy milk on it (allergic to dairy). It is supposed to be good for lowering high cholesterol. I had it 2 days ago.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Sounds very good. I had instant this morning with raisins and walnuts.....yummy!
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
15 Oct 07
I don't like my oatmeal that mushie. I prefer to cook it on the stove top the I can get the consistancy that I like. I like my oatmeal with some body. i like to put raisens and other dried fruit in it and top it off with butter and brown suger. I also like to put maple flavoring and brown sugar in it.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Sounds like you like a varity! I do too...
• United States
15 Oct 07
I like both, but I don't buy the microwave kind. instead I just put a cup or two of regullar oatmeal into a blender and whirl for aa few seconds. The only difference in the two is that the instant kind is chopped smaller to cook faster. I also cook the regular kind in the microwave, right in the serving bowl i'll be using, takes about 2 minutes.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Wow I didn't know that! Thanks for the info.
• United States
15 Oct 07
I don't eat oatmeal but my son does. I just buy him those packs you put in the microwave and he loves them.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Oct 07
I like that there are so many varities. And you don't have to keep the ingredience around...it's all done for you. Thanks for responding.