To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
March 6, 2015
CREME BRULEE OATMEAL with CINNAMON CREAM.....and.....A FUN WELCOME TO DISNEY!
5.3 inches of snow.....
in March no less.....
Frozen in March?
There's nothing out there but snow...
where's that rascally rabbit?
The darling offered to pay me $1,000.00 if I jumped in the pool....
I think he felt pretty safe offering that up.....
Sun's comin' up
My little garden fairy....
she used to sit in the back garden woodlands in Maine
the snow piled so high, you could no longer see her.
Cowboy boots work beautifully in the snow
Most of us still look like this.....
So on those cold blue mornings.
there is nothing better to warm
you up, than a bowl of hot homemade oatmeal.
Let's just dress it up a touch...
this is a heavenly spoonful of oats! I learned how to prepare this divine oatmeal breakfast from the Chef at Sable Oaks in South Portland, Maine!
Creme Brulee Oatmeal
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 T. real maple syrup
1 t. cinnamon
4 cups water
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/8 -1/4 cup sugar
In a small saucepan, bring the cream and cinnamon to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in the syrup and cinnamon. Set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add the oatmeal and salt; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar, 1/4 cup of the cinnamon cream and nutmeg. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes.
Grease 4 10- inch or 6 mini ramekins with the cooking spray. Add fruit if desired (raspberries, bananas, etc.) Spoon oatmeal over the top; sprinkle with sugar. Place on baking sheet. Broil 4-6 inches from the heat for 7-9 minutes or until sugar is caramelized. Serve with remaining cinnamon cream.