We always have a problem with breakfast during the winter months. For the rest of the year, we eat eggs for breakfast, one or two each, every morning. But when the hens stop laying, we have to find something else to eat! One thing that we have found is ok is the homemade baked beans that I posted about. I also enjoy porridge/oatmeal (Farmer Pete prefers his WeetBix, the funniest thing is that WeetBix have an ad in New Zealand that goes "Kiwi kids .... are WeetBix kids" and the same ad in Australia says "Aussie kids .... are WeetBix kids", so I sing the Kiwi one to Pete when he's eating his WeetBix, hehe).
|soaking the oats in kefir|
Anyway, I have been using the recipe in Nourishing Traditions and soaking the oats overnight with kefir or yoghurt. One cup of oats to one cup of fermented dairy. Then I put it on the stove and cook the porridge (supposed to add one cup of water at this stage, but sometimes I forget and it still works). I find that the porridge cooks more quickly and the result is smoother due to the overnight soaking.
|cooking the oats|
I eat the porridge with milk or cream, a little brown sugar/rapadura and cinnamon. One cup of oats lasts about 3 days of breakfast, as it is very filling, I just keep it in the fridge and heat it up as needed.
|eating the porridge|
What do you have for breakfast?