Its Thursday and odds are you've come here expecting a drink ... instead, I'm offering you porridge. Hardly seems fair, huh? I mean, you've done nothing wrong, its not as if you need to be punished. And yet, porridge is on the menu - and you'll like it too, I promise. This porridge is in no way punitive
Honestly, this week has thrown me for a loop. With the holiday on Monday, then Ash Wednesday yesterday, my whole schedule has been out of whack and I have no idea how it got to be Thursday so soon. The calendar may say otherwise, but it feels like a Tuesday to me. And no one drinks on Tuesday, right? So, porridge it is.
To be clear, no one sent me this product or asked me to write about it. I paid for it myself and I'm talking about here because its something I use and enjoy. (Bonus, King Arthur, you're getting some free publicity. You're welcome.) This has become my go-to winter breakfast and I recommend it, highly.
Pompanoosuc Porridge is a yummy blend of Irish oats, bulgar wheat and flax. That's it, that's the entire list of ingredients. I came across this delicious mix while traipsing through King Arthur Flour's site and I couldn't be happier about my discovery. Its a wholesome, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs (and hopefully not your thighs!) breakfast that makes a really nice change from ordinary oatmeal. Plus, its fun to say! Say it with me: Pompanoosuc! See?! Fun. I can hardly stand the excitement.
Once you've calmed yourself, I suggest serving it thusly:
- some cooked Pompanoosuc Porridge
- 1/2 of a Granny Smith apple, chopped
- some whole walnuts and pecans
- agave nectar
Top the cooked porridge with the apples, walnuts and pecans, then drizzle the whole shebang with agave nectar and dust with some ground cinnamon, to taste. Grab a spoon and get busy.
One serving of porridge has 150 calories, 4 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. You'll get credit for a fruit with the apple, an extra punch of protein from the nuts, and the agave and cinnamon will make you smile. More importantly, you'll be full for hours. I can't think of a more delicious way to start the day.
Its economical too. At $6.95 per package, with @ 23 servings per bag, that rounds out to .30 cents a bowl. Sweet!
I'd tell you that "its a good thing" ... but that tagline belongs to someone else and I'm definitely not her.
Fear not, we'll be getting our drink on next Thursday as per usual. And hopefully, my schedule will return to normal next week too ... my stove is feeling rather forlorn.
So, what's your go-to winter breakfast? Chilly Diva wants to know.