This cold is kicking my butt. Or just my head. I'm fuzzy, so it's hard to tell. But, I must be feeling a little better because I drug myself into the kitchen to make breakfast. I wanted something hearty + warm, but that would give me the flavors of sunshine. Does that make sense?
Here's what I came up with, and it's darn tasty. Even with a cold.
Apricot Ginger Oatmeal
1 C water
1/3 C steel cut oats
5 dried apricots, quartered
1T candied ginger, diced
2T half + half
2T real maple syrup (more or less to taste)
-bring water to boil in small pot with lid
-add steel cut oats, stir, reduce heat and cover
-stir frequently for about 5 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed
-add half + half, 1T of maple syrup and stir until incorporated and let cook about 30 seconds
-remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 minute
-place in bowl, top with apricots, ginger and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Hint: I doubled this recipe and saved the rest in the fridge for tomorrow...or later. ;-)