Marisa's mom - there are lots of different "kinds" of oatmeal out there. The main difference is how coarse the oats have been cut. I'm not sure what type of oatmeal you use, but I've never run across anything like that and I eat oatmeal quite a bit. What kind of oatmeal do you use?
I use Quaker Oats Old Fashioned oatmeal, it's the "slow" cooking type, not the "instant" type.http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/Products/SQO/SQO-QuickOats.cfm
I just remembered the word for the hard pieces I was trying to describe previously. It's the husk, those small yellowish hard pieces that you sometimes find in your oatmeal, but they really shouldn't be there. I'm afraid that baby may run across a piece while eating Big People oatmeal.
I think I chose the "slow" cooking type over the "instant" type because someone told me that it was better for you. Maybe it has more fiber or something. I can't remember what it was. I seem to have Mommy Brain 80% of the time. LOL. The other day I was trying to remember what the downsides were between Butter and Margarine. I remember each had a bad thing about them, but I couldn't remember what it was, and I'm still
trying to remember!
I love oatmeal, especially on cold days. I have to admit I prefer the way it comes out when I make it in a pot, but out of laziness (and time constraints in the morning) I usually microwave it. I used to love it with honey & milk, but I've switched over to raisins & milk. I used to get this HUGE container of honey from Costco that would take me forever to get through, so by the time I reach the bottom third of the bottle, the honey has hardened and crystalized in a bad way.