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What do you have on your porridge?

stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,896
edited 7. Dec 2016, 05:56 in Community Chit-chat archive
Since moving to the Borders, and having several days where the frost has never lifted from dawn to dusk, I've realised why the Scóts are so fond of porridge. Because it's hot, it's super quick (pour some in a bowl, chuck in the raisins, add water and microwave for a few minutes) and sets you up for the day.

As a child I used to put sugar or even Golden Syrup on porridge but now I prefer the healthier option of raisins. But that can get a bit boring day in and day out.

Suggestions please. Preferably sugar-free and salt-free ones.
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken

Comments

  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,693
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I do love my porridge..and have it most mornings with bananas and dried apricots on ...wonderful... :D
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,896
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ooh Barbara, I like that. I have dried apricots in the cupboard and they'd make a nice change.

    Oddly enough, although I love putting banana and flaked almonds on Bran Flakes, it never occured to me to put banana with porridge.

    Thank you.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mr DD opts for a small twist of salt and larger one of black pepper as he does not have a sweet tooth. I don't do pidge (one very small boy I once knew couldn't say porridge so pidge it has been for over 30 years).

    It seems to me that it's a forgiving foodstuff when it comes to combining flavours so why not experiment with various fruits, dried or fresh, syrup, treacle, nuts etc.? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,245 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Still golden syrup for me Stickywicket :) YUM nothing better.

    Used to e brown sugar when I was a child :oops:

    My Dad used to do savoury too DD :)
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Cinamon and dried fruits and seeds on alternate mornings.
  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used to have golden syrup on my porridge when I was young but now I just leave it plain. Porridge on its own is lovely enough and I've never felt the need to add anything.

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • AmerififerAmerififer Posts: 13
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Bit of brown sugar and cinnamon

    or

    Golden Syrup
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,896
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks everyone for some great suggestions. I love cinnamon so don't know why I didn't think of it.

    Our four-day frost has finally melted but I shall be porridging more often than before so I'll bear in mind your suggestions.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • appleroseapplerose Posts: 3,610
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used to make it with a pinch of salt then add sugar and cow's milk in the bowl. Now I don't ever use salt, sugar or cow's milk so now it's porridge with only soya milk. Might try the cinnamon though.
    Christine
  • dachshunddachshund Posts: 7,597
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Sticky
    we have it with golden syrup and warm milk.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • TheLordFlasheartTheLordFlasheart Posts: 346
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    For me its either honey, or golden syrup
    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"
  • joon51joon51 Posts: 264
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sticky I put fresh blueberries on mine yum yum
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,896
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sounds good to me. Thanks Joon.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • bubbadogbubbadog Posts: 5,852
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I do love it with golden syrup or how about grated chocolate (yum,yum!) but I will try cinnamon as I bet that is lovely as well.

    Remember the adverts with the child for ready brek? (central heating for kids) when he had the ring round him, shame it can't do the same to keep us Arther suffers pain free!!!
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