So, we are approaching the end of January, and I totally neglected to mention that January was National Oatmeal Month.
How could I let such a crucial and important month in the food blogging world pass buy so unceremoniously?
*they had been the testers for Wendy’s new french fries after all…
I guessed it was time to return to oatmeal. [How could I deny the offer of free-- and healthy (I would have easily been able to say no to fried-ness)--food?]
I’m pretty sure that mine was the “fully-loaded” version of the oatmeal, complete with brown sugar, cranberry-raisin blend, diced apples, and a “spot o’ cream.”*
*what I would like to hear should I ever visit a McDonald’s in London
Since I had already eaten my breakfast by the time this was gifted to me, I brought it home to try on Saturday morning. It said “Do Not Microwave,” but when have I ever let a food company tell me what to do?
[I'm pretty sure they just didn't want me to microwave the plastic lid...which I didn't. I'm stubborn, but not stupid.]The fruit got all plump and warm and gooey……and the oats got all warm and creamy and chewy…
…and I never thought I’d find myself saying this (at least not since I was eight years old and we stopped at McDonald’s on every road trip to get sausage biscuits—the best part of which was always the meat-flavored biscuit…)…
…but McDonald’s has done good.
And for only $1.99…I really think I AM lovin’ it.
(And I will continue to hear Justin Timberlake singing that jingle in my head as I eat it.)