Friday, November 09, 2007

I might be Jessica Sienfield's twin

I found an awesome recipe for a pumpkin oatmeal a while ago. My husband and I enjoy it on occasion (it's one of those uber healthy concoctions). I do try and give it to Anne, but with her pickyness she isn't usually game for it. Today I made it but substituted sweet potato for the pumpkin. My little pumpkin ate up 2 bowls of it! So not only did she get awesome whole grain, soy milk but also a whole serving of veggies! Yeah! Here's our basic recipe in case you want to try it with your little pumpkins.

Serving of your child's oatmeal (for my oatmeal, see below)
1/8-1/4 sweet potato or pumpkin puree (I used canned for both, but if I had fresh sweet potato would have used that)
1/8-1/4 t of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
**If using pumpkin, add some brown sugar (about 1-2 teaspoons-otherwise it is NOT tasty!)

Mix it all us and there you go! This recipe can be modified for adults too. It is SO yummy!

1 serving cooked oatmeal
1/2 C of pumpkin or sweet potato puree
1/4-1/2 t of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
**Again if using pumpkin add 1-2T of brown sugar

Again, mix it all up and serve hot.

**My Baby Oatmeal**

Grind up desired amount of old fashioned oats in your food processor until powder like. Store the ground oats in a air tight container.

Cook 1 C liquid with 3T of ground oats for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

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