Is science stronger than instinct?
15/03/2012 § 1 Comment
Not when it comes to making porridge in the morning!
I have a dear friend who, despite making porridge every morning for years, still measures everything!
Porridge is definitely the best start to the day in this house too, but I seem to have some strange instinct when it comes to working out how much milk, oats & oatbran to use. I never measure anything and use a variety of different pans – depending on how many I’m feeding first thing in the morning!
As I was stirring the pan of milky, oaty goodiness this morning, I pondered this question. I came to the conclusion that instinct is a funny thing. It’s a feeling, maybe a rediscovery of something we previously knew but have forgotten, how does it work? I expect there’s a scientific answer!
When it’s all creamy and bubbly though, I choose a wide bowl that maximises the amount of granola I can sprinkle on top, add a shake of sugar and it’s time to enjoy.
Granola is my favourite topping at the moment, but sometimes it’s a generous spoonful of homemade jelly – spiced elderberry is my absolute favourite for winter breakfasts; sometimes summer fruits and sometimes just good old-fashioned sugar! I’m not a salt & porridge person at all. This morning I asked Himself if he’d like some porridge with his honey, so much of the sticky stuff made it into his bowl!
Sometimes I make an extra helping and almost fill a couple of ramekin bowls, then pop them into the fridge. When I get home from work and need a snack, I’ll add a dollop of fruity yoghurt on top (that’s why I don’t fill the bowls) or some slices of apple or pear.
What a perfect start to the day …
And hasn’t porridge been scientifically proved to be good for you? I’m sure I read that somewhere, especially if oatbran is added. Did I know that instinctively maybe?
Enjoy your day.