I had some leftover fruit salad that I had made and decided to experiment. When I put together a fruit salad, I just use what I have on hand. This time, it included banana, apple, orange, mango, raisins, strawberries, grapes, blackberries and a few walnuts. I usually cut up the oranges first, as the juice from them will prevent the other fruits from oxidizing and turning brown. The banana, papaya and apple were fresh. The strawberries, grapes and blackberries I had saved in the freezer.
So, here is how I made my oatmeal this morning. In a microwave-safe bowl (large enough not to let it spill over as it cooks!) I combined 1/3 cup quick oats, a very small pinch of salt and 2/3 cup water. This I cooked on "high" in the microwave oven for about 1.5 minutes. In the meantime, I cracked an egg into a small bowl and whisked it thoroughly with a fork. As soon as the oats were done, I quickly stirred in the whisked egg. Next, I measured out 1/2 cup fruit salad and mixed that in. Oh.. my... this is so delicious!
By the way, that bowl is from my first mother's dishes, so it is probably about 70 years old. It says "Bavaria" on the bottom. That makes my oatmeal even more special to me.