New version of baked oatmeal with steel cut oats, coming soon!
Through The Fountain Avenue Facebook page, I often share quick meal ideas, tips or recipes from other kitchens that look interesting to me for one reason or another. This post is a recap of a handful of the great finds from the past week, just in case you missed them.
So, here we go:
The photo directly above is a clever idea that Bundles of Blossoms came up with to keep flies out of your drinks this summer. Don’t you just love how something as old-school as a Mason jar can be so whimsical and just plain cool?
While we are on the Mason jar subject, the wonderful GroO New York alerted me to this LINK which will show you a fun way to prepare delicious, make-ahead, breakfast smoothies. I just made my own version (pictured above), a strawberry-vanilla-pecan oatmeal smoothie, on which I will report in the coming days. A second version using mango is already brewing in my head!
Speaking of oatmeal, this past week, I made quite a few batches of baked oatmeal. I will soon be sharing a new, seasonal variety of my classic Overnight Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal as well as a new version using steel cut oats. For anyone who lives in Lancaster, let me know if you remember the old Fred and Mary’s coffee shop on Lemon Street. Judy Carson was legendary for her baked oatmeal and the recipe was never passed along. I have long tried to replicate it and have finally gotten close. So, lots of good things to come in the oatmeal department!
The the next picture, along with simple directions, is something else I want to try when local blueberries are ripe. Baking Bad had this crafty idea and it looks like something the kids and I would all enjoy.
2 cups Dannon Oikos greek yogurt (blue cup) honey flavor and one carton fresh blueberries. Stick a berry with a toothpick and dip/swirl in the yogurt cup and use a second tooth pick to push it off onto a cookie sheet. Do all of them and place in the freezer. After an hour you can pop them off the cookie sheet and into a plastic baggie.