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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oatmeal Alternative

My family loves oatmeal. Pop Tarts are my secret desire, but lets stick with the subject. My favorite flavor is Cinnamon and Spice, Jeff's is Brown Sugar and Cinnamon, and Katie and Mandy love Cinnamon Roll.

But what are you supposed to do with this non-flavor? There are no takers at my house.

If you have the same problem at your house, don't throw them away. Make this instead...

Saucy Pudding Cake

1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, divided

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

1 large egg

3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup uncooked quick cooking oats

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1) Beat 1/4 cup brown sugar and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.

2) Stir together flour and next 5 ingredients. Add to sugar mixture alternately with 1/2 cup water, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

3) Stir in oats.

4) Spoon into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan, and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup sugar (this sounded like A LOT to me so I just used 3/4 cup brown sugar.).

5) Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over top. (Do not stir.)

6) Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

7) Enjoy!

Pouring boiling water on top creates a spoonable cake with it's own sauce. Oh yeah.


Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

very clever! we end up with the same problem so i'm glad to know there is something fun to make with the leftovers packets.

Robin Beck said...

Way to make something not so tasty into something super yummy!!!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

This is such a good idea! The plain instant oatmeal is the worst & I always donate it to my school's staff room! Now I can make something with it!
P.S. I am a Maple & Brown Sugar girl myself :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Tim sometimes buys this cereal and he likes the syrup flavor. I am sure I bought it once and bought a whole box of plain by accident. I will have a look and see if it's still lurking around. I'll give this a try if it is. What a good idea.

Olenka said...

that does sound yummy! thanks for the great idea!

michelle edwards joy said...

Sounds yummy. I will have to try it!

Kim's Treasures said...

Sounds yummy! Don't want to rub it in....but...I had a Pop Tart this morning! Yum!

Nancy said...

Now, that looks fabulous. Oatmeal and oatmeal make a lovely, delish combo and throw in the word, "saucy"... I am in heaven. Thanks for linking up today. xoxo

Lori said...

I would always rather have cake! Great idea and I'm going to try it.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. My hubby is getting around really, really well. He has a very high pain tolerance ~ which is a great blessing!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

My kids favorite flavor is Dinosaur Egg. I like the maple brown sugar kind! This sounds so good!