You would seriously think I had lived through the Great Depression
I made some brown rice last Sunday. I like to add a half cup of it to my dinner now… you know… now that I am “Post-Creamer” and am having to figure out ways to add more calories to my day that are not comprised entirely of modified corn syrup solids and hydrogenated oil.
So anyway, I made a cup of rice, which is a little bit more than was needed for the week.
So this morning, I’m sitting here thinking about the last half-ish cup of brown rice sitting there in the fridge.
We don’t eat dinner at home on the weekends, so I know I’m not going to get a chance to eat it before it gets too old.
But the thought of tossing it was all “WHAT!? YOU ARE GOING TO WASTE A HALF CUP OF PERFECTLY GOOD RICE!!???”
Don’t even get me started on the starving children in Africa – as if I could send them my half cup of rice.
So it also happens that I had one single lonely packet of apple cinnamon instant oatmeal left as well.
Of course, I did what any good depression-era house wife would do… I made the packet of oatmeal with twice the water, then I added the rice to it.
It actually made kind of a tasty breakfast… kind of not too sweet and nutty.
So now you know… if you run out of oatmeal, you can always add in a little brown rice. Or, conversely, if you are desperate to use up that last half cup of rice… add it to some oatmeal 😉
That’s my tip to you from the part of my brain that lives in 1930.