I love oatmeal, I really do. Rolled oats and steel cut. Cooked with canned pumpkin, a little brown sugar, and spices for a yummy hot breakfast. Uncooked stirred into plain yogurt with fruit for a satisfying snack. Mixed with butter, sugar, and cinnamon and baked over sliced apples. Oatmeal makes chocolate chip cookies chewier and smoothies thicker.
The Silver Palate has come out with a new line of whole grain breakfast cereals, which I noticed because of their endcap display at my grocery store. The cereals had some attractive promotional pricing, so I picked up a box of oats to see what made them any different from the rolled oats I usually scoop from a bin in the bulk foods aisle. (The answer: nothing.)
Perhaps The Silver Palate’s marketing director has been reading too many salacious romance novels. I don’t think thick and rough (trademarked, no less!) is how I’ll be asking for my oatmeal.