Monday, October 4, 2010

Swiss Porridge





Long ago and far away - when we had just two little kids and breakfast was usually either instant oatmeal or cheerios - I wanted to make a special breakfast. I pulled out my cookbooks (so far away and long ago that I only had a few!) and did some research. I found a recipe for something called "Swiss Porridge". It looked good - in other words like something both parents and wee ones would eat and my food budget would tolerate - and so I gave it a spin. Big Hit!! Over the years it has morphed into a version that the original authors would likely not recognize, so it is probably not very 'Swiss' but we all love it. It has remained a special breakfast, one that is often requested for birthday mornings or the treasured times that we are gathered as a large family for breakfast. I am posting the recipe today in honor of Merin's birthday - October 4. It was her certain choice every year to start her birthday day.

Swiss Porridge

2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 cups whipping cream, whipped
1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
2 cans mandarin orange segments, drained
2 cans crushed pineapple, drained
2 bananas, sliced
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup brown sugar

Mix all ingredients together. Enjoy!

I often improvise a bit with the fruit and add whatever looks good or is in season. Today I used some fresh peaches, other times I might add blueberries, etc but this recipe is the base. I also sometimes add 1/2 tsp cinnamon - if the mood strikes. However you make it, it is a sure hit. Nobody has ever not liked it... or if they have they have been too polite to say so!









2 comments:

eden lang said...

yes it was and still is big hit! but then again pretty much everything you make is a big hit.

love you.

Cheri Litchfield said...

Ha! I wish! but you are so kind. Love you too.