Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Serves 3 to 4

This hearty breakfast is quick, easy and inexpensive—especially if you buy oats in the bulk food section of the supermarket. I like mine with a hint of sweetness, hence the teaspoon of sugar. Leave it out if you like, and of course feel free to add whatever topping you like. A dash of cinnamon, chopped nuts, maple syrup, and jam are just a few ideas to get you started.

 2/3 cup regular oats (not quick cooking)

1 2/3 cups water

1 teaspoon sugar

pinch of salt

Add ingredients to a small pot. Cook over low heat until oats are soft and a creamy consistency, about 10 minutes. Keep covered if not serving immediately to avoid a "skin" from forming on top of oatmeal.