So I am terrible for eating breakfast in the morning.
My favorite breakfast is porridge. So I recently decided to make my own instant porridge pots (because why pay £1 at the supermarket or £1.90 in cafe nero's when porridge oats are 60p in the supermarket)
For the life of me I couldn't work out previously why just putting oats and boiling water together just didn't do the trick and what was magical about store brought instant porridge pots that makes it work. Then I discovered it was really simple... dried skimmed milk, and a lid to let it steam.
I would love to do stove porridge properly but I would rather ensure I have something than nothing (which tends to be most days) for breakfast.
So I brought 3 microwaveable soup containers from pound land and set out playing with measurements.
I think I have the perfect mix to duplicate store brought instance porridge pots
20g Dried skimmed milk
A teaspoon of sweetener (optional)
145g of boiling water. (once you've done this the first time just mark a line on the pots with permanent marker)
Let it steam with the lid on for 2-3 minutes and it comes out with a near perfect consistency.
Is it as good as stove made porridge, nah (but it is just as good as any other instant porridge pot), but it will ensure that you can always have breakfast at work in the morning, without high prices.
I am back at work next week and plan to bring in every Monday my breakfasts ready for each morning, boil the kettle and enjoy whilst the work computer boots up