Wednesday, October 15, 2008
the most important meal of the day
I was at Sam's club when the raspberries caught my eye; they looked huge and plump and yummy so i bought some. Of course it's Sam's Club so i had to buy a gargantuan flat: I didn't know that raspberries were sold in any size besides the half pint. The berries were yummy, but the purchase was looking to be a mistake. How could i possibly eat all of those berries when i am leaving for a convention tomorrow? Inspiration hit early this morning; i was up at the normal time, but didn't have to be to work until 9, so i decided to cook down the raspberries and make slow oatmeal. The berries went into a saucepan with a sprinkle of sugar and a little water. I put them over low heat to start breaking down, but then turned it up to thicken: WHOA... steamed up the camera; let's try that a little further away I set the pan aside to cool and when i could finally taste it I decided it was just a bit too tart for oatmeal. What would be a good, slightly sweet base for my raspberry jam/compote stuff? Pancakes! After everything was cooked, plated and garnished my breakfast looked a bit like something they'd use on the set of a low budget horror movie, but i assure you that it was delicious!