Have you heard of the new blogging-world craze?? Well... let me tell you about it.
OIAJ= Oatmeal in a Jar. I've recently seen a lot of other bloggers raving about how amazing it is to cook your oats, pour them into an ALMOST-empty peanut butter, stir it around, maybe add some extra fix-ins, and then eat. Frankly, I didn't see what was so fabulous about it. I mean why not just put your peanut butter INTO your oatmeal?
Well about a week ago I had an almost-empty Skippy jar. And since I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast, I thought I'd give it a whirl- I mean, peanut butter is, in fact, one of my favorite foods.
I cooked 1/4 cup regular quick-oats with 1/2 cup water in the microwave, added a packet of Truvia sweetener, then added it to my jar that had about 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter left in it. OH. MY. GOSH. This almost the best thing I have ever eaten!! It was the creamiest concoction my tongue has tasted and I could not get enough of it.
And regarding the part about just adding it to your bowl instead- well, a few days later I tried the same oatmeal base with a tablespoon of peanut butter stirred in, and it was NOT the same! There's just something about the jar, using up every last bit of the peanut butter and eating it out of the jar... dreamy.
Can't wait until I run out of peanut butter again. *Sigh*