Dangerously Cold Oatmeal

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS OF 25 TO 40 BELOW ZERO WILL BE
COMMON OVER WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

1 cup steel-cut oatmeal
2 tablespoons butter
3 1/2 cups water
pinch of salt

Bring water and salt to a boil. Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the oatmeal and cook until toasted (careful not to burn it).

Remove pan from heat and slowly add boiling water. Return to stove on low and cook until it reaches the desired consistency (about 20 minutes for tender, but not gloppy), adding more water as needed.

Serve topped with cream, warm maple syrup, and toasted walnuts or pecans.

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