Day 308-Throwback Thursday-Who's Oats Were They Eating?

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My grandparents, Edith and Robert Caldwell

Meet Edith and Robert Caldwell. This is a picture of them at their 50th Golden wedding anniversary party (which I did not get to attend). They passed from this earth many years ago, but they were special to me while they were here because I spent much of my early life with them.

Like most people, one of the things that are memorable about your grandparents is the kind of food they fed you. Well, back in those days, no one was concerned with high cholesterol, no one worried about food making you fat…they didn’t have to because people worked! They labored hard on farms or in fields and most likely sweated off what they were ingesting.

Anyway, what I remember the most was grandmother’s home-made biscuits and molasses. Mmmmm, I can still remember how wonderful that tasted and how I wish I could eat like that today. Now, I would be lying if I told you I knew what kind of oatmeal they ate, I’m just sure they ate it! My guess would be that they ate good old fashioned Quaker Oats fixed in a pot on the stove. Not my cup of tea, but to each his own.

I wish Grandmother was alive for me to show her my baked oatmeal made with Bob’s Red Mill Steel-Cut Oats, it is so addicting that I am a changed woman, as I talked about on my website Products From the Patio earlier today. I would tell her how different baked oatmeal tastes, how you can change up the recipe and where to buy the best steel-cut oats for her money. Why, it tastes more like a custard with fruit and nuts than a stuffy old bowl of slimy oatmeal. (to me anyway) I would make it for her and my Granddad and get their feedback since they were the best judges of how food is supposed to taste in the whole wide world.

Maybe I would show her how, like you, she could click a link and it would take her straight to Amazon, where she could purchase some for herself. What do you think? Would she be impressed by that today? How about you? Would you take a chance on trying some steel-cut oats sometime? Click the link and check them out for yourself and see if they are not the best tasting steel-cut oats you ever tried, then get back to me and tell me what you thought.

That’s it for today, come back tomorrow for Flashback Friday and see what the storyteller has to say. She will be hanging out until then, nursing her sore knee on the patio. (or possibly in the pool;))

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6 Replies to “Day 308-Throwback Thursday-Who's Oats Were They Eating?”

  1. The recipe is just like a cobbler but made with oats, that is great! I might try it but I’d have to use rice milk with a bit of flax added to thicken it up, and add Blackberries! Yum!
    My Grandmother made awesome Short Bread, we found the recipe locked in her safe, that’s how secretive she was about it. I’ve shared the recipe with the family, no use keeping it locked up especially when it is so great! Oh wonderful….now I’m craving it! lol..

    1. Awesome, let me know if you love it as much as I do! I am like Alexandria, I could eat a whole pan when it comes out right!! (I would not though, lol)

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