Because I have lots of LDS Oats from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in my food storage, I decided to make an oatmeal breakfast station last August. I’m determined to incorporate food storage into our lives and this idea came to mind. You see oatmeal stations in hotel breakfast areas. I’ve eaten lots of oatmeal since last August. My daughter likes omelets or waffles and my husband is a Honey Bunches of Oats man. But they both would eat oatmeal if I really, really wanted them too.
I found the lazy Susan on Amazon several years ago. Each jelly jar has a different topping. I typically add fresh blueberries or banana slices after the oatmeal is cooked.
The long-term oats, nonfat dry milk and dehydrated apples are from the LDS Home Storage Center. I used regular oats but would be fine with quick oats. I break the apple slices into smaller pieces to fit in the jelly jars. They expand when cooked. We don’t snack on them as it would be too costly. And I don’t eat them every time I have oatmeal.
I cook the oatmeal for 1 minute, then stir and then cook for another 30 seconds in the microwave. All microwave ovens cook differently so yours could take less time or more time. You can also cook the oatmeal mix on the stove in boiling water. My digestive system has been super happy since I started a regular diet of oats. Pretty cool, huh?