This time of year we probably all need some quick and inexpensive kitchen tips. I enjoy reading Parent Hacks and today I saw a post with a recipe for making your own oatmeal packets. You can check that recipe out here. I make a slightly simpler version that I wanted to share with you.
1) Make a few cups of oatmeal powder from Old Fashioned (not quick cooking) oats by grinding oatmeal in a food processor or blender. I store this in an empty oatmeal container.
2) For each "packet" (I use baggies.) added 1/4 cup oats and 1/8 cup powder for a serving the same size as an instant oatmeal packet.
3) Add boiling water to make the consistency you like as well as other additions that you like: sugar, fruit, butter, etc.