Is it odd to say that I miss my youngest son? I’ve been with both my kids all summer, every day, except for a few quick trips. But I miss my baby. Although he was in preschool a few days a week, we still had a few days where we would run errands together, hang out together and do projects together. But since my other son is out of school too, they play more together and I do more chores around the house or errands by myself on the weekends. I miss my little buddy! So I decided to take him on a breakfast date with me to Corner Bakery. I’m mildly obsessed with their refrigerator oatmeal that is on the menu. I recently got invited to a media event at our local restaurant. I couldn’t make it to the event so they sent me gift certificates so I could try out their featured menu items on my own. It was the perfect opportunity for me to reconnect with my little guy who starts kindergarten this fall!
And the Chilled Berry Almond Swiss Oatmeal blew my mind! It’s a delicious bowl of refrigerator oatmeal full of fruit, That is not an exaggeration. I REALLY liked it! And I get to share the recipe with you. But first, more on my breakfast date…
I got totally duped by this amazing looking bakery treat. I thought it was a pop tart so I told my son he could have it. Then, when we were asking about the flavors, I was told it was an Apple Hand Pie… So my son got pie for breakfast…This breakfast date was all about making memories so I just rolled with it. And he was delighted to get a hot chocolate too. And I got to eat some too. The pie was delicious.
It was so fun to be able to have a leisurely breakfast and chat with my son. We were not at all rushed and had a great time just hanging out. I think it is so good to be able to spend one on one time with your kids when you can. It is sometimes really hard to fit in but it is so important. I can’t wait to schedule something with my oldest!
But back to this oatmeal. This refrigerator oatmeal is the perfect oatmeal for summer. It’s so easy to make (it doesn’t even need to be in the fridge overnight!) and it’s so tasty! Or you can head to your nearest Corner Bakery and have them make it for you!
- 6 oz. Old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup Dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup Currants or raisins
- 1 TBSP sugar (or to taste based on sweetness)
- 2 cups Low Fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups Skim milk
- Granny Smith apple, medium sized, chopped
- Banana, medium sized, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh strawberries chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/8 cup sliced toasted almonds
- Mix oats, cranberries, currants and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add yogurt and skim milk, mix well and let sit 15 minutes.
- Dice the apple and banana, add to oats mixture and let sit another 15-30 minutes.
- Top with fresh strawberries, blueberries and toasted almonds.
- Serve chilled.
My son and I were treated to breakfast at our local Corner Bakery. And I enjoyed my oatmeal so much I’m sharing the recipe with you. All opinions are mine.
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