Terribly spoiled

@GardenGerty (140651)
United States
November 23, 2021 7:09am CST
We can cook everything quickly, with little or no effort. We have instant oatmeal, and instant other things. Meals do not really require effort. Well, I bought some bulk packaged 9 grain cereal. It did not have instructions, but I looked up similar products online. It has to cook for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. So I am making a larger amount and will put a couple of servings in containers for "instant breakfast" on another day. Reheated in the microwave. I am going to go to the dentist today. I cancelled an appointment last week, but one opened up today, when I am off, so I am taking it. I will tell you how my 9grain cracked wheat cereal turned out later. Time to get going.
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@LadyDuck (369169)
• Switzerland
23 Nov
I tried once instant polenta and I thought that if I have no time I will renounce to eat polenta, but I want the real thing.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
23 Nov
Real is better tasting and better for you.
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@LadyDuck (369169)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
@GardenGerty This is what I thought, I do my best to avoid preservatives and chemicals in food.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
27 Nov
@LadyDuck To make many of the grains "instant" the grind them so finely you lose the value of the fiber in them.
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@Nawsheen (28594)
• Mauritius
23 Nov
I have instant breakfast everyday before going to work. It's note practical
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
23 Nov
There is a milk drink here called Instant breakfast, but it never lets me feel full.
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@Nawsheen (28594)
• Mauritius
24 Nov
@GardenGerty I usually have an instant oat porridge where you just add milk and water.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
@Nawsheen If it makes you feel full and gives you energy that is a good thing.
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• Philippines
25 Nov
I do hope it goes well with your dentist
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
27 Nov
The dentist went fine, teeth are cleaned and I am booking more work in the future.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
@GardenGerty Yay! Good to hear that
@Faster16 (1093)
• Indonesia
24 Nov
Here, a swab test is mandatory before being treated by a dentist. Is it the same there?
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
No, not at this time. It was not an option at all for a while. Dental employees all wear masks. When I am not being treated, I wear a mask. Right now we do not have a lot of covid in our area. Some doctor's office you answer questions and get your temperature taken.
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@Faster16 (1093)
• Indonesia
29 Nov
@GardenGerty oh i see
@aninditasen (3538)
• Raurkela, India
24 Nov
Not all dishes in India can be cooked quickly.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
No, I am sure they cannot. Really good tasting food takes a while to simmer and grow tasty.
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• Raurkela, India
29 Nov
@GardenGerty You are right. Delicacies take time.
@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
24 Nov
Yes definitely go to dentist. its good you got a new appointment so quick
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
I was pleased because it was a day I was off work.
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@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
28 Nov
@GardenGerty thats the best time for the appointments
@CarolDM (164255)
• United States
23 Nov
Hope the appointment goes well.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
23 Nov
It was a cleaning plus I scheduled some further work that needs to be done.
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@CarolDM (164255)
• United States
24 Nov
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@rebelann (92563)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Nov
Yeah, we are really spoiled, imagine what those pioneer women had to go through to cook meals for families everyday.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
I cannot even imagine.And they did three meals a day. Cooked for huge harvest crews as well.
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@rebelann (92563)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov
I honestly believe those women cooked one meal a day and served it differently 3 times a day.
@JudyEv (259879)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Nov
I use the instant oatmeal in the winter for breakfasts. But you're right - we want everything to be instant.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
I put regular oats in a deep bowl with milk and any flavorings and cook it two and a half minutes. I was really shocked at how long it takes to cook this more hearty cereal.
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@JudyEv (259879)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Nov
@GardenGerty You'd wonder why one cooks so much quicker than the other.
@maezee (42149)
• United States
24 Nov
Oh, I totally understand what you are saying. Certainly "puts you in your place" when you have to do something involved, considering we are used to instant gratification. Like white rice? I NEVER make rice-rice - I always buy the kind you can microwave in 90 seconds. LOL. I would be super bummed if I had to make it the old-fashioned way!
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
I do not mind that if I am not in a hurry. I like to make a large portion and then divide it up and freeze it. Then I microwave it, like the 90 second rice.
@RasmaSandra (49229)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
Enjoy your 9 grain and I hope all goes well at the dentist,
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
23 Nov
Dentist was a regular cleaning, paid for by my dental insurance. I got some answers to some questions, though.
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@RebeccasFarm (55186)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
23 Nov
Good luck at the dentist Heather..you cereal sounds good. Okay talk later then.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
I ended up stirring up four portions of cereal, so I have breakfast figured out for a few days.
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@marlina (135634)
• Canada
23 Nov
Yes, do let us know!
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
It cooked up nicely. I have not tried reheating any of the extra yet, but I certainly will. It was filling, and I managed not to put any lumps in it while cooking it.Lots of butter and sweetener make it perfect.
@Dena91 (16195)
• United States
23 Nov
You're right, we do have a lot of conveniences with our food nowadays. I hope everything goes well for you at the dentist today.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
Mostly it was a cleaning and an evaluation. I had thought I had a problem with a tooth, but I do not.
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@1creekgirl (28743)
• United States
23 Nov
Hope you fare well at the dentist and the grain cereal works out. I've never found any of the instant cereals to be very good, so maybe this one will be good.
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@GardenGerty (140651)
• United States
28 Nov
Yes, since it was long cooking, it was good.Dentist appointment went well, too. I opted to pay for a fluoride treatment as well.
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