I discovered a decent variation on a traditional breakfast today. I made mostly normal oatmeal in the microwave. (As in, the oatmeal came from the container that you can either cook with a stove or in the microwave.)
However, for half the liquid required, I used cinnamon applesauce instead of milk. The other half was milk.
It was quite nice.
I also added in some pecans.
I’m thinking that next time, it will also go really well with some dried cranberries.
I made a sad discovery recently: I don’t actually like the flavor of buttermilk. Or things baked with buttermilk.
I found this out after I made some gorgeous pretzel sticks (which I forgot to photograph.) But there’s just something about the flavor that is… unpleasant. I have no clue how people are able to actually drink the stuff!
So, I guess I’ll be sticking with fake buttermilk for a while. And for those of you who don’t know, that’s actually really easy:
Take 1 Tbsp of something acidic. (Vinegar, lemon juice, something.)
So, I’m not actually posting a recipe today. But, I (finally) ended up getting a cast-iron skillet, and I’m ridiculously pleased with it.
In large part, because it’s tiny!
I got a 3.5″ skillet. It was $5 from Amazon, it fits in the toaster oven, and it’s a good way to become accustomed to caring for cast-iron. (Speaking of which, I just made another biscuit and therefore need to finish re-seasoning the thing…)