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 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.