My idea of porridge as a child came in the form of Readybrek. I’m sure you can remember what that is. In fact I believe they still sell it now. As an adult it was an occasional breakfast, in the form of a sachet that you then blitzed in the microwave or one of those add water pots. If I’m being really honest breakfast before I had little pigs was a rare occurrence in itself. It tended to be a few mouthfuls of last nights leftovers, or chocolate, or on a good day a slice of toast.
Since I’ve had children though, I have had porridge oats in my cupboard. They still sat there for a long time as in my mind cooking porridge for breakfast took too long. It was a faff and there were so many other easier nutritional breakfasts that I could serve instead. Eventually I bit the bullet and cooked my first batch of porridge and do you know what? it was easy, it was yummy, it was fresh and I knew exactly what was in it. They weren’t ‘fancy’ oats, just Sainsbury’s Scottish Porridge Oats and I followed the instructions on the back of the bag. I increased the portions slightly to 50g of oats per person to 250ml of milk (or water) and heat it on the hob, stirring constantly for approximately 5 minutes……….. who knew right?
Porridge is by far the little pig’s breakfast of choice. Apart from that time when I didn’t realise the milk was off…………still makes me feel green now just remembering it. In all seriousness though, they love it. Most days it is what they ask for and the bowl is always scraped clean. Now I’m a fairly new convert to porridge and although I’m a big fan, it’s nice to mix it up a bit. So if you’re like me, and new to the world of ‘proper’ porridge or you just really like porridge, then below is my ten ways to serve porridge.
There you have it. My ten ways to serve porridge. Hopefully you are not too horrified to see all those sugary options. If you’ve been following me for awhile though, you will know that I don’t tend to panic about the odd bit of sugar here and there. My little pigs are very active and on the whole eat varied and balanced diets.
Who would have thought it. That I have gone from somebody who actively avoided eating breakfast in the morning unless a cup of tea counted. To now championing breakfast and enjoying the ten minutes of calm in the morning as everyone silently devours their food.
Speak to you soon.
Wishing you well.
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