Yes, it’s another porridge post!
I figured everyone needed something calming after all yesterday’s… excitement.
So, got up at six this morning to get the firstborn on the bus to college. Starving. REALLY starving. And thought, “Aha! Porridge! I think I’ll just swing by Tesco and pick up some blueberries and yogurt raisins to go on top.” Then remembered that it was the crack of dawn and Tesco’s was firmly shut till eight. Foiled again!
Stared moodily into the cupboard. Tried another cupboard with no better result. Rifled through the tins, and found a small tin of crushed pineapple. Inspiration struck! So herein may I proudly present:
PIÑA COLADA PORRIDGE
First you make your plain ordinary porridge. Then you add half the tin of pineapple, and mix it in.
If you like cinnamon, add a goodish sprinkle, and mix again.
I intended to add shredded or dessicated coconut to the actual porridge as it was cooking, but a quick search through the kitchen cupboards revealed that after last month’s ill-advised out-of-date-food blitz, I didn’t have any, so I substituted a good glug from a tin of coconut milk. This had the unexpected but welcome side-effect of making the whole thing very creamy-tasting. Cat optional. *Cat-hair probably not optional.
(*see my post from a few days ago)
At this point I tasted it, decided it wasn’t quite pineappley enough, and dumped in the rest of the tin.
Top with a proud twirl of aerosol cream and a leetle sprinkle of demarara sugar, et voila!
If you don’t have to actually function today, you could go the whole hog and add Malibu. Just sayin’.
Tastes nice cold, too.