Sugar and Spiced Oatmeal

It's simple to make. Heat up one puck of Trader Joe's Frozen Steelcut Oatmeal in the microwave (two minutes, then stir, then one more minute). Remove from microwave and sprinkle Savory Spice Shop's Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar to taste. Crumble some walnuts and cashew nuts over the oatmeal and sprinkle some more Spice Vanilla Bean Sugar. Enjoy.

Oatmeal isn't something I eat every day. I drink fruit blends during the week -- it's an easy quick but nutritious breakfast -- so on the weekend I'll have either grits or oatmeal for breakfast. I prefer steel cuts that have been cooked in a slow cooker over night but in a pinch the Trader Joe's frozen version is fine.

The Trader Joe's Frozen Steelcut Oatmeal is water, steel-cut oats, brown sugar, maple syrup, rolled oats, and salt. And the Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar? Madagascar vanilla beans, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, allspice, mace and cardamom.

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July 11th, 2011 - Unfiltered

I didn't take any photos with my Nikon today. I found this one on my iPhone and I think it's just perfect. I love wheat beer (or bier) and Trader Joe's makes one that is both good and inexpensive. An excellent way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. I like this photo because Hefeweizen is an unfiltered beer and this photo was processed with an Instagram filter.