Thursday, December 03, 2009

Christmas Oatmeal



This is my favorite way to use leftover oatmeal and cranberry sauce. Here is a recipe for my favorite homemade cranberry sauce:





Cranberry Sauce

2 cups Sugar
1 cup Pineapple Juice, from reserved juice
1 cup Water
1 - 20 ounce can Pineapple Tid Bits, juice reserved
6 cups Fresh Whole Cranberries

Combine sugar, juice and water in large pot. Bring to boil.

Add cranberries. Bring back to boil. Reduce heat. simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add pineapple. Continue cooking another 5 minutes.

Move to container. Cover and cool completely. Refrigerate before serving.


Okay, now for the Christmas Oatmeal. What I do is warm up leftover oatmeal in a sauce pan with about 1/2 to 1 cup vanilla soy milk. As the oatmeal warms, break it apart with a wooden spoon. Once it is warmed through, mash with a potato masher to get desired consistency.

In a small bowl, dessert size works well, spoon about two tablespoons of your leftover cranberry sauce into the bottom. Top cranberry sauce with warmed oatmeal and sprinkle with brown sugar. Can you say, "YUM!"?

I absolutely love this, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

5 comments:

redkathy said...

What a creative and delicious recipe. Something I will be trying this year!

SmartShopIt said...

What a great way to 'kick-up' left-over oatmeal (or even freshly made oatmeal). We are finding fresh cranberries at a great price this holiday season.

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Tina said...

RedKathy - Hope you like it!

SmartShopIt - Yeah, you can mix it right in the fresh when it's finished cooking. It's pretty yummy that way too. Thanks for the resources!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

I LOVE cranberry sauce ~ only one in my family that does! :(( So I can't wait to try this recipe ~ all for me ~ LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

I hope you enjoy it, Ollie!

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