Have you ever wondered about the origins of Oatmeal? Since one of my new recipes this month is Walnut Raisin Baked Oatmeal, I started thinking about this topic. Apparently, oats have been around for thousands of years, the oldest being in Egypt around 2000 B.C. Oatmeal is called Porridge in Scotland and it’s a big deal as their climate is suitable for growing oats. Every year the Scottish village of Carrbridge celebrates the “World Porridge Making Championship.” Oats are considered to be the healthiest grain on earth and they are gluten free. This grain is also a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
It seems like most people have experienced a parent saying, “Eat your spinach because it’s good for you.” Even as an adult, I could do better at putting some type of spinach dish out on our dining table. Luckily, this second new recipe for this month fits the bill. I am adding Crustless Spinach Quiche, and it is both delicious and easy to make. The big plus is that you and your family might not even realize how much spinach you are consuming in just one serving.
Lastly, I have an idea for cooking while staying at home during Coronavirus. While the solutions on the cure are down the road, there is some fun you can have in your kitchen. One idea is that if you have children, this will be a great time to teach them how to cook. That could also apply to any adults in your family that are eager to learn how to make their favorite dishes. Keep safe!
From my table to yours.
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