Steel cut oats
First, let me say I love oatmeal. It is yummy, creamy, and comforting goodness. I like quick cooking oats, regular rolled oats, and those little packets of cinnamon flavorted Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal. In my prior life, I also consumed the regular
Nut butter in oatmeal, steel cut or rolled or otherwise
I love nut butters! Peanut butter is my favorite, but I also like almond butter on occasion. I thought for sure adding either of these to my oatmeal would make for nut buttery goodness. Wrong! This combination seems not to be for me. I think it's because while I like PB or AB on toast or a toasted English muffin, I do not like either of them HOT and they get hot in a bowl of hot oatmeal. I still look at bloggers' pictures of a bowl of oatmeal topped with nut butter and think dang, that looks good, but for some reason looks aren't everything.
I thought this was something I really liked. Loved, no, but liked, yes. I had it at a friend's house one time and it was so yummy. I realize now the yumminess was from the butter and brown sugar that was added. I have been wanting to try roasted butternut squash, butternut squash risotto, and all other kinds of things involving this squash. Sadly, when I roasted it, the smell was so much like squash I almost gagged and then the taste of it was pure SQUASH. Ew, icky. Bummer, I don't like squash.
Roasted chick peas
Another thing I read about on other blogs and was anxious to try was roasted chick peas. Now, mind you, I only tried these once but once was probably enough for this lifetime. I do love a good garbanzo bean, in minestrone, on salads, even plain, but the roasted variety just didn't cut the mustard. I was expecting something like a roasted nut, but what I got was a roasted bean. Blech!
So there you have it. Just a few things that I'll not be adding to my food plan. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on Yummy Food Finds.
What have you tried lately that you thought would be awesome but turned out to be icky?