I made a special birthday breakfast for myself today - my "Music Man" birthday. I eat oatmeal to try to control my cholesterol; but, I do not like oatmeal. I especially dislike the odor that oatmeal emits when it is cooking; so I figured out a noncooking method that I can tolerate. I pour the raw oats into a bowl (1/2 cup of the oats) and add raisins, unsweetened pure cocoa powder to the bowl and then cook it all, in the bowl, with hot coffee. I can eat it if I manage to add enough fruit so that every mouthful has at least one piece of fruit - cut up nectarines, peaches, plums, some grapes, sometimes even cantaloupe. But I still don't like it. And, I eat this every other morning. The other mornings, I eat an egg white omelet with cut up mushrooms and peppers.
This morning. I cut up the veggies the way I usually do, and cooked them as usual but I covered the pan to create some veggie liquid and soften the veggies. Finally, I put 4 tablespoons of tomato puree in the bowl with the egg whites; added some water to the mixture and 1/2 cup of the raw oats. I beat it all together, poured it over the veggies, cooked the omelet as usual, and enjoyed it. I finally found a way I can eat oatmeal. I will still continue with the oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, and fruit every other day but, from now on, my omelets will be oatmeal too.