strawberries and cream oatmeal

For the last few days I have had a little bit if a cold. It’s nothing horrible, but last night I was coughing a lot and woke up with my throat feeling pretty raw. I slept in pretty late, which was sort of a treat! Even though I have been staying home a lot and not working as much, I still have been waking up early to take care of my husband and my house. This morning, I made an exception and turned my alarm off! It was wonderful and I didn’t want to spoil my extra sleep by cooking and cleaning all morning. I wanted to keep comforting myself. Oatmeal is always easy and I figured warm cereal would soothe my poor throat. Keeping in the theme of comfort, I sweetened up my oatmeal and made a strawberries and cream recipe. The little extra work was well worth it for the little bowl of heaven I ended up with.

what you need (serves two):

1 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1 cup oats
1/8 tsp salt
6-7 strawberries
3 tsp plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp brown sugar plus extra to top

slice strawberries up and put them in a bowl. sprinkle brown sugar on top and mix together until every berry is coated. allow to sit for 5 minutes. in the meantime, boil water, milk and salt and bring to a boil. add oats and cook 1-2 minutes. remove from heat and ladle into bowls. put 1.5 tsp yogurt in each bowl and top with strawberries. sprinkle extra brown sugar to taste. YUM!


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