Sunday, March 01, 2009

Oatmeal Tips

Here it is, the edition of "Oatmeal Tips" you've been waiting for. Novelist Mark Childress claims that he is going to lay down for you to dig (though not in those words; those unfortunate words are mine) the recipe for the best oatmeal ever in the universe, so take it away, Mark! And we quote: "You gotta have McCann's in the metal can. You gotta precook it by boiling 4 c of water and stirring in 1 c of oatmeal, turn it off and let it sit overnight. Then you put in a bowl some frozen pineapple, peaches, blueberries, and/or cherries. A sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover with the oatmeal from yesterday. Zap it in the 'wave 9 minutes. Add butter, sugar, honey, etc., to taste. World's best, nolo contendere." We believe that Mr. Childress is the first "oatmeal tipper" to throw some Latin into the mix. In a followup communique he requests that we "emphasize McCann's and not some granola lovin' Whole Foods knockoff. It's the award winning steel cut that is critical." Do YOU have what it takes to be an "oatmeal tipper" like Mark Childress? Then send your oatmeal tips to "Oatmeal Tips" c/o "Writer" Oxford, MS 38655.