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CakeBeret

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Re: Help! I need to use up a TON of oatmeal!
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2012, 11:56:38 AM »
3 pages and no one has suggested you use it to make the scent of poverty.....

So appropriate for January.   ;)

How did I miss your post, Purple Frog?

I'm off to fill my office with the scent of poverty.
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Sheila Take a Bow

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Re: Help! I need to use up a TON of oatmeal!
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2012, 01:30:40 PM »
I've found that cooked oatmeal freezes pretty well.  I like to make Pumpkin Oatmeal and then I freeze individual portions and reheat later.

How long have they been sealed up in the Foodsaver bags?  That should buy you a little extra time if they've been vacuum-sealed for a while.  (And it's good for keeping the bugs at bay.)  So you might not have to use it all as quickly as you think.

You can also use ground-up oatmeal as a thickener instead of flour or cornstarch.  Just grind it until it looks like flour.

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Re: Help! I need to use up a TON of oatmeal!
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2012, 03:24:19 PM »
I'm blaming this post for my inability to stick to my diet. I'm warming the oven and I'll be making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies right this moment with the new green and red chocolate chips that I bought.