I probably have 12 favorite breakfast recipes that I rotate, and yet… I still get bored with them. In fact, I think my favorite Pinterest board is my breakfast one. When in the mood for a change… check Pinterest. Last night I came across a recipe for overnight apple oatmeal that claimed, “Perfect for a crisp fall day.” It scared me a little that it’s only May with just a few hot days under our belt, and I am already dreaming of fall! But anyway, if I had pinned it originally I think I would have said, “Perfect for Bible Study mornings when it’s impossible to get out of the house on time and the kids need a good filling breakfast so they don’t overkill on goldfish all morning at the Bible Study.” That would sell anybody, right? Oh, and I think I would have called it apple pie oatmeal. Because, (at least for the kids), it’s all in the name, right? Like last night when I got home from a 5 hour trip to the dentist and was still super numb and sore and made elbow pasta with marinara and cheese; the kids refused to touch it until I called it “mac n chizza;” then they gobbled it down! (True story!) But, I regress… So, I made this apple pie oatmeal. And, I was right; they were all excited to try it because of the name.
Unfortunately, they didn’t love it. They said they did — but didn’t eat that much. I would have to concur; it was a little disappointing. I will do it again. But next time I am using granny smith apples for a little tartness, and perhaps upping the brown sugar to 1/2 cup. And, I will be taking the lid off first thing in the morning to allow it to cool and permeate the house with the fresh apple pie smell!