Personally I think Oatmeal is boring. I don't love eating it unless its covered in brown sugar and heavy cream. On Monday Oatmeal is on the menu for snack. It's a good nutrient packed snack. It should be on the menu. On Monday I am the kitchen teacher. You see the problem.
The first week or so I served it up with raisins as a topping and a little touch of sugar. Personally I wasn't a fan of adding sugar. The children ate it up but I was left feeling dissatisfied. I asked myself the question how will I make this better?
Over the past few weeks I'm been doctoring up the Monday morning Oatmeal. One week I added Apple and Cinnamon. The next it was Pumpkin puree and nutmeg. We've enjoyed banana oatmeal and oatmeal with a generous helping of dried cranberries. The children have been adventurous in trying the different flavors. I have a couple of more ideas in my pocket but I continue to look for new ideas. If you have a great oatmeal add in let me know.
In weeks to come look for charts and surveys about our Oatmeal project. Ask your child what we added that morning and feel free to stop in for a bowl.