I keep telling people that cappucino and oatmeal are the perfect pairing, but rarely do I see anyone take me up on it. Sigh.
So let’s think about soup. Picture some nice carrot ginger soup, as sold by Trader Joe’s. Nothing wrong with that, other than not being filling enough for a meal. I mean, it’s carrot puree. You can drink a huge mug of it,
and all you have is carrot puree. Pretty much the only problem with any of their soups.
So the obvious move is to dump a packet’s worth of maple and brown sugar flavored instant oatmeal into your carrot ginger soup. Filling! Also, the maple really is interesting with carrots or ginger.
Yes, I really need to get more sleep. What can I say? I’m tapering off more than a week of sinus flareups every day. Caffeine withdrawal is gonna take a while. Still, I’m doing okay as long as life doesn’t start to look like an art movie. (Lowest grades I ever got on any set of exams. Sleep and a forgetful mind is better than caffeine and no sleep.)
But it actually was pretty nice, although that may be my latent Celtic addiction to oats speaking. Because I keep thinking that probably if you dumped oatmeal into a nice strong meat stew, it would be almost like having haggis.