Originally Posted by jeanor
I don't care for the instant kind. I like the original cook on the stove type.
I don't like the instant packets either. I buy Quaker in the big cardboard box, and cook it in the microwave, following the package directions. I make several servings at once. Just be sure to use a tall bowl, because it is best once it comes to a big foaming boil.
Then scoop some out, add some milk and brown sugar or sweet-n-low. But to really make it yummy, add frozen blueberries or some other fruit. Or cinnamon or a bit of vanilla. Cover the leftovers with a layer of milk and refridgerate...you can reheat it the next day.
I LOVE oatmeal!
You can also buy a Quaker Oat prepared cereal...it probably isn't as healty as regular oats, but if you don't like it you won't keep eating it.
My kids add gummy bears or sugar sprinkles (cookie decorations) on the oatmeal to make it more fun.
P.S. You can add flavored yogurt to it for a creamy treat!