Wednesday, May 04, 2011


I'm sick of hearing myself whine about how badly things are going at the office, so I'm not going to mention that today. Well....technically, I guess I just mentioned it. Okay, but that's the last time I'm mentioning it. Today. ;-)

On my way to the office this morning I was listening to the Bob and Tom Show on the radio as usual. During a commercial break, I was reminded by a very chipper radio actress that McDonald's is now offering oatmeal on their breakfast menu. Oatmeal. At McDonald's. Honest!

Don't get me wrong, please. I love oatmeal. I've enjoyed oatmeal since the days when Mom had to cook it, stirring constantly over a hot stove, for what seemed like forever. Now it's a matter of pouring the contents of a little package in a cereal bowl, add water, and microwave.

I've been trying to eat healthier lately and am happy to hear that in addition to their delicious fat-and-carb-laden breakfast choices they have added a healthier choice. I can't help but wonder, though, why anyone would go to McDonald's for oatmeal when you can have it at home in about two minutes? Weird.

You know what's even weirder? I'm writing this on my lunch break at work, and now I'm craving oatmeal. Not instant, but the slow-cooked kind. Hey, I just remembered I have a box of old-fashioned oats in my kitchen. Guess what's for dinner tonight?

1 comment:

Lesa said...

Especially since the oatmeal offered at MickeyDs is instant oatmeal with some fruit dumped on top after they mix it up. Price for one serving is about what you'd pay for a box of 10 envelopes of plain or 8 envelopes of the ones that have fruit and nuts tossed in.