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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
and 
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 
 with
Cinnamon Cream



The Cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 T. real maple syrup
1 t. cinnamon

The Oatmeal
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. 

Postscript~

First stop on the way to a Disney Vacation...
Valdosta, Georgia

Having a relaxing evening
at the Marriott


Tomorrow....
THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH
Y'ALL HAVE FUN!!
 84 degrees...
I'm so jelly.....


First up...



Thursday Night......
Mickey's Backyard BBQ and lakeside dinner show
with
Mickey, Chip and Dale, etc.


See y'all next week!

Foodie Friday today!
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13 comments:

  1. I hope you saw the Full Moon last night, shining on that lovely carpet of snow cover. :-)

    and the "grand" and his parents, are certainly having a balllll at Disney!

    Tessa~

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    1. Bella Luna Tessa...bella luna!

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  2. That's a lot of snow for your corner! Hope it goes today to get you back to normal. Lovely pics, especially the angel.

    The oatmeal sounds so delicious. Creme Brulee is such a heavenly flavor.

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    1. The good thing is Vee....it's gone in the next day or two...unlike Maine where you don't see the grass until May! Hang in there!

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  3. That oatmeal sounds SINFUL! lol It sounds like a dessert!
    Oh- don't you just LOVE Disney? We do and go every 2 or 3 years with the kids. Can't wait to see more. xo Diana

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    1. There is no place like it Diana. We have not been in many years, so we were thrilled that our grandson was able to go on his first visit. I have so enjoyed pictures of your family's visit there...magical! Hope you have a marvelous weekend!

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  4. Your place looks like ours did last week! We don't get that much snow, but when it comes, it shuts down everything. The oatmeal looks divine and will definitely be on my breakfast menu this weekend. Have fun at Disney World! XOXO

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    1. My daughter and her family are on a Disney vacation Susan....have you been before? Snow may be behind us now...here's hoping!

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  5. My family lives in Atlanta Georgia and they go every October with the children. Since my daughter passed two years ago it's been hard on the family and my son in law but they go anyway. She absolutely loved it. My granddaughter makes sure she send me the usual bunch of photo's of the children and their fun. The snow photo's were all a joy to me. I used to love the snow.
    My husband and his brother are from Maine..and his brother and entire family live there now.. What a beautiful place to live. They also have a family island in Bucks Harbor. What a gorgeous place Maine is. We love oatmeal fixed like that. We don't add the last step. We just add raisens at the end of cooking on the store top. It's wonderful. Sun on snow. What a morning sight that must be!

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    1. You are so right Mona...Maine is just beautiful....an easy and relaxed way of life. I know how much you must miss your sweet daughter....what a lovely spirit. Bravo for your son-in-law to carry on their traditions. I wish you a lovely weekend and am so happy you stopped by to say hello!

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  6. Beautiful photos! Your tablesetting with the oatmeal looks so inviting! Hope the snow melts soon!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting Estelle's today! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  7. We like oatmeal at our house too. The Disneyland trip looks like fun.

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