Scholls Oatmeal

One of our very favourite places that we’ve found in Oregon is the South Store Cafe in Scholls.  As far as we can tell, Scholls is a tiny town up the mountain from us with one cafe across the street from a berry farm / farm store.  The cafe is amazing.  I should have taken photos of all the baked goods and quiche that they have.  It all looks delicious and everything we’ve eaten there has not disappointed.

The oatmeal was the first thing I tried and I have never had oatmeal that tasted so good.  Oatmeal is easy enough to make, so I thought I’d try duplicating this at home.  The homemade version is very, very good.  But it’s just not quite as good as the oatmeal in Scholls.  Perhaps the setting has something to do with that?  And everything always tastes better when someone else makes it for you, right?

This is the original oatmeal:

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And this is my homemade version:

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A certain little red head was eager to taste it too.
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Directions:

Cook your oatmeal.  Choose your favourite kind and follow the directions on the package.  Our favourite is the Organic Steel Cut Oats from Trader Joe’s.

Put a little of each of the following on top to taste:
– Granola (we like the fruit and nut granola from Bare Naked)
– Dried apricots
-Pumpkin seeds
– Dried Cranberries
– Chopped walnuts
– Hazelnuts
– Apple slices
– Brown sugar
– Half and Half or Milk

And enjoy!

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