I don't know for sure what brought it on, but I decided I wanted oatmeal for lunch today. Apple cinnamon oatmeal, to be specific. It's been my favorite since I was kid.
Who would've thought (not me!) I had all the ingredients necessary to make some true apple cinnamon oatmeal? Even the apples! Yes, I'm growing.
Adapting from a wonderful recipe I found at Barefeet In The Kitchen, this is what I did:
Cored, peeled, and diced two small red apples. They were most likely Rome, but please don't pressure me. I added those sweet bits to a pot with some water (just shy of two cups) and one cup of oats. A 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg joined the party soon after. I let that come to a boil, then turned the knob down to a simmer and let that happen for a few minutes. After the apples got soft, I stirred in about 1/8 cup brown sugar.
Aimee at Shugary Sweets said all I needed was a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk, a cup and a half of regular milk, and a couple splashes of vanilla... She was so correct.