Quaker oatmeal recipes figure prominently into my childhood food memories. All week, I look forward to running down the stairs and eating a delicious and decadent breakfast. On weekdays, I made for myself a bowl of cold cereal. On weekends, my parents would cook up extra special meals. All week, my mind would wander in class and I would start thinking about all the glorious food stuffs I would eat on the weekend, including Quaker oats recipes.
Come wintertime, the only thing that got me out of my warm bed was the thought of a warm bowl of oatmeal. I would throw on a warm robe and come downstairs, where awaiting me was one of my father’s famous Quaker oatmeal recipes. He always stored his old-fashioned oats in this big, old, weathered tin with an old Quaker recipe faintly visible on the side. Using the same old yellow measuring cup, my father would make sure that he was always making the same Quaker oatmeal recipe. I can still easily remember my father, still in his pajamas, leaning over the stove top, stirring hot Quaker cereal recipes with his wooden spoon.
I would sit patiently at the table as my father would carefully carry the hot pot over to the table. I used to flavor my Quaker oats recipes with lots of brown sugar. For my father, Quaker oatmeal recipes only needed a few raisins to achieve perfection.
On weekend mornings, the Quaker oats recipes were for oatmeal. On weekend afternoons, the Quaker oats recipes were for cookies. Especially on blistering cold days when no one could stand being outside, Quaker oatmeal cookie recipes would lift our spirits. Using the same old tin container with the Quaker oatmeal recipe on the side, my mother would measure out the oats and the other ingredients, the raisins, the sugar, the eggs, the flour and the milk. I would always volunteer to help with the Quaker cookie recipe, but I usually ended up making a big mess. So instead I helped clean up by licking the excess batter off the bowl and spatulas.
My mother would put the Quaker oatmeal raisin cookies in the oven and the whole house would smell absolutely amazing. Try as I might to avoid eating that Quaker cookie recipe right out of the oven, I never could. Maybe because of the nostalgic value, but I still my mother’s classic cookie is the best Quaker cookie recipe period.
When I moved into my first apartment, one of first food items I bought was a big container of Quaker oats so I could make the Quaker oats recipes I grew up eating. On winter weekends after a long week, Quaker oatmeal recipes for breakfast put me in the perfect mood. My perfect afternoon involves me making my mother’s Quaker cookie recipe. Quaker oat recipes made my childhood.
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