The Oatmeal

oatmeal butter

I fix oatmeal for my wife and I most mornings. It’s rare that we have something else.

Pretty much six days a week, we have oatmeal for breakfast. She has hers with cinnamon, milk and sometimes fresh berries [if they are on sale or in season]. I add a nice chuck of butter to mine with a few dashes of cinnamon sugar. It’s healthy [well, maybe not the butter] and fills us up each morning. It’s not as fun to have as say Lucky Charms or biscuits and gravy, but for the sake of trying to be healthy, it works good.

So the other day, I was in my feed reader and saw that someone had shared a post. It said it was from “The Oatmeal”

Trying to think positive, I wondered: Was this a site dedicated to oatmeal, giving me extra tidbits and suggestions for how to fix and eat oatmeal? Was it filled with statistics and cholesterol numbers that would make my daily mundane choice of a first meal go down easier?

Sparking my curiosity, I clicked the link.

oatmeal the site
Click on the image above to go to The Oatmeal

Ahh… now this is the fun that oatmeal is missing.

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  1. Ha, I just stumbled across The Oatmeal after someone tweeted it the other day. I spent some of last night giggling and snorting as I kept reading.

  2. Hilly says:

    Funny that….I both shared that post in Google Reader AND I eat oatmeal for breakfast pretty much every day!

  3. martymankins says:

    kevin – Yes, that site is quite funny in many ways.

    hilly – Ahh, see.. I tried looking in my feed reader to see who sent it so I could give proper credit, but ended up not finding it (I bookmarked the site cause I thought it was funny). And that you eat oatmeal each day is cool.

  4. Hilly says:

    I think a lot of people shared it so I wasn’t saying that for credit…just the irony of both of us liking it and eating oatmeal!

  5. martymankins says:

    hilly – Oh, I know… I just like to give credit. But the irony of both of us liking both kinds of oatmeal… full of awesome.

  6. kilax says:

    I love the site and the dish. I saw the site when a friend linked to one of their funny comics about web design. :)

  7. Sybil Law says:

    Yeah – not sure who first shared that, either, but it’s hilarious!!
    Also, oatmeal – maple and brown sugar – is my favorite. I don’t add anything to it. YUM.

  8. Winter says:

    I eat toast most days because I’m at work. On the weekends I eat oatmeal… with butter and brown sugar. No milk. Yum.

  9. martymankins says:

    kilax – I like the design of the site a lot, almost as much as the humorous parts.

    sybil law – As Hilly said, multiple people shared it. And I like your oatmeal style.

    winter – Before finding cinnamon sugar, I used to put brown sugar on my oatmeal. And milk makes the oatmeal too soggy and cold.

  10. I love oatmeal with peanut butter. Sounds sort of gross, but tastes amazing to me.

    Going to have to check out The Oatmeal now.

  11. delmer says:

    I have oatmeal almost everyday. I put a scoop in a cup and then run hot water over it from the coffee machine.

    It sounds boring, but I honestly like the taste of rolled oats. And I’m lazy and it’s easy to fix.

  12. martymankins says:

    tori – I’ve never had peanut butter on my oatmeal. I’m curious enough to try it someday.

    delmer – Oatmeal is easy to fix. I make it every morning. I use the old fashioned that takes 10 mins, which in between water, pouring in oats and stirring, I can get ready.

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