Thursday, January 03, 2013

Bacon and Oatmeal

Most mornings I eat my own concoction of plain Greek yogurt, grapenuts, dried fruit of some kind, raspberry fruit spread and always crumbled dried banana chips. The proportions are simple: one spoon of each thing added to 1/2 tub of yogurt. And always exactly 7 banana chips crumbled. I count them.

I have a variation to this breakfast recipe when I use 2 chopped dried dates. I substitute the raspberry fruit spread with a spoon of honey. 

But today, there is a chill in the house and outside is white with a heavy frost. It is a day if I sit and do nothing, I feel the cold to my bones. That always brings forward the memory of my Mother cooking a huge pot of oatmeal for us on cold days. 

Well, it is not the sitting and doing nothing that shuffles that particular memory to the front. It is the cold and remembering how her nourishment warmed us from inside out.  

And then there is the bacon. We always crumbled the bacon in the oatmeal with too much sugar and lots of butter. 

And that is what I had this morning.


  1. Sounds like the perfect breakfast to me. I miss MeMe. Stay warm, love, Kris-10

  2. Sounds fabulous. Back in the day when I was very thin and young, I used to have a peanut butter and bacon sandwich.
    A friend made chocolate dipped bacon this still my, I mean be still my heart!
    Stay warm!

  3. OMGoodness!!! Chocolate dipped bacon. Must have some.
    Thanks Mo'a and Dear sweet anonymous s-i-l

  4. Oh YUM!! My husband and I have oatmeal most mornings, but he would ADORE it with crumbled bacon mixed in!!!!!

  5. Yummy goodness! I will have to remember the bacon for special occasions!

  6. I eat oatmeal a lot in the winter but never with bacon. Wow! Too bad I don't have any bacon in the fridge this morning.


  7. sharon, sometimes you just need bacon...... ;)

  8. Thank you Janie and Darla and Stephani and Debi and Janet. I thought every body knew how delish bacon in oatmeal it.

    FYI, I just added that dreadful "word verification" to my comments. Hate it but must stop whomever is driving me crazy!

  9. found your blog thru the Art Blog directory. Your post spoke to me as it is cold and I am by myself this weekend, mmm...bacon and oatmeal may be on the menu for the morning. :)


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