Monday, February 20, 2012

Rosie Finds A New Source For Her Steel Cut Oats.

I recently posted about steel cut oats and their superiority to rolled oats. I found McCann's Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal at the Teeter for about $7.00 for 24 ounces and I've been using it ever since. It's such an improvement over the old fashioned rolled oats, that I don't mind (too much) forking over that much for horse food.
That said, imagine our delight the other weekend when Mr. Hawthorne and I, on our way to Danville, made our usual pit stop at Yoder's Market, in Blanche, NC, and I found steel cut oats for $1.10/pound. You do the math. OK, I did the math for you: 29 cents/ounce vs .06 cents/ounce Why isn't there a cent key on a keyboard?
We bought 3 bags.
We fixed this for breakfast this morning. It's like having dessert for breakfast. I added in some fresh blueberries ($1.49/pound) and strawberries ($1.39/pound), which Mr. Hawthorne picked up at Aldi's, butter, cream, and a swirl of real maple syrup.
I never stir it all together. I swirl mine. I like pockets of flavors.


tortietat said...

1Love steel cut oats and can often find them at Aldi. I like mine with dark brown sugar and golden raisins. Have also used apple juice instead oof water which adds plenty of sweetness.

Lea said...

I had some this morning too, just with brown sugar though. With peanutbutter and banana on the side. Guess I could have "swirled" that in too!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Tortietat and Lea, try using a little turbinado sugar sometime. And I also like wheat germ and grape nuts with it. And don't forget Mr. Hawthorne's sourwood honey from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lea said...

MMM, grape nuts. My other go-to breakfast these days!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Lea, I have a grape nut ice cream recipe Mama Hawthorne used to make.
Please send me your email address to I'll send the recipe to you. You can make it with C & G. It's wonderful.