Meal Monday

Getting your oatmeal is a wee bit easier these days. The term Meal Monday originated in old-school Scotland to allow university students to return to their families farms and collect more oats for food. Today, it's as easy as a trip to the market and then the thirty minutes for it to cook. I'd say well worth the time and effort to make a good-for-you breakfast, starting a chilly any-morning off on the right foot. Oatmeal, not just limited to Mondays.

I recently found a great spot in the Little Italy neighborhood of NYC for a outstanding bowl of steel-cut oatmeal topped with raisins, flax seeds and honey —The Bluebird Sky cafe on Baxter Street. Good Stuff!