Monday, September 28, 2009



A to Z Monday
brought to you by the letter.......

O
as in OATS


I love OATmeal, always have.   I buy the instant stuff, but not the flavored ones.   I put sugar on mine, but not milk or anything else.

There are several brands out there, but I'm sticking with the Quaker brand as far as pictures go, because it was easy to find the vintage ads and pictures.   Any brand is good, just look at the label and if there is only one ingredient...rolled oats, then it's good!   Here's what wiki has to say about Quaker Oats Company.







Here is one of their first ads, circa 1901,  for Quaker Oatmeal....or as it was called then rolled oats porridge.




This is a Quaker OATS ad from 1905.   Funny how mom's still serve Oatmeal porridge.  I wonder how many cook the original rolled oats.   







I thought this was a strange advertisment for Quaker OATS....but you be the judge.





I know nothing about these OATS....but it popped up when I googled OATS...so here it is.

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AND...I have to tell you there is a town not far from me here in Central Texas called Oatmeal, Texas.  I kid you not...check it out.


Now, head on over to A to Z Mondays and check out the other O words!   Hey, maybe you want to join us?





20 comments:

HalfAsstic.com said...

Ha! I have never heard of Oatmeal, Texas, and I am well acquainted with a lot of small towns in Texas.
I love oatmeal and always have. My mom fed it, grits, or Malt O' Meal every cold weather morning of my life while growing up. My kids loved it and now I am still feeding it to Henrietta every morning.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oatmeal, Texas? That sounds like a potential field trip whenever we have a blog gathering out in your neck of the woods.

We have a Moon, VA, around here. Not sure if it has anything to do with the number of lunatics in residence, but I wouldn't rule it out entirely.

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. I am curious about those fathers and their sons...plus the wild oats....

Caution Flag said...

I think we have a Hell, Michigan. I'd rather live in Oatmeal.

That was an odd ad! I wonder how long that campaign lasted.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I hate oatmeal unless its a cookie!
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Busy Bee Suz said...

Oatmeal TX??? That is just plain weird.
I love the flavored oatmeal. I know, that is not as healthy, but I love it.

The Incredible Woody said...

I'm with Noe Noe Girl;)

Jen said...

Happy Monday Grandma J!
I have a to say I'll take my oats in a cookie.
mmm mmm good!

Loui said...

I condone oatmeal..
especially on cold mornings..
but mine has to be doctored..
with brown sugar, butter and milk!
I couldn't imagine eating it PLAIN..
ugh!

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait for the letter C to hear about the history of Cocoa Puffs.

Colin

Dorothy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I like Oatmeal, too. I add a heaping tsp. of crunchy peanut butter before I zap it, then I add sugar, a little milk and a dash of salt. I told a friend about adding the peanut butter, he tried it and liked it! Now he says he thinks of me every morning when he has his oatmeal! Try it!

hollywood said...

Grandma J, saw you published as a comment winner on caption this......:)

Living on the Spit said...

I keep both the boxed oatmeal packets and the big container of rolled oats in the house. I love oatmeal more than anything. In fact, I made an apple crisp using rolled oats today and it is sinful.

Grandma J said...

Hey, Hollywood....email me. I'm passing through your neck of the woods in a couple of weeks.

jannieret@hotmail.com

Margaret said...

Never been a big fan. But I do like it in cookie form.
That last image is interesting to say the least. Sure they're talkin' about oatmeal? Hah!

Cassie said...

Oatmeal Texas?! No kidding. I LOVE oatmeal. It is one of my 2 favorite foods. I love it in the packettes. I love it old fashioned. I love it RAW...yes, raw. I love it steel ground. I love it Irish. The only way I don't like my oatmeal is slimey. Yuk. I hate slimey oatmeal like my grandma used to make.

Since I've gotten older I sometimes get heartburn from oatmeal. Not sure what that's all about, but I eat it anyway. Thanks for this lovely O post. Think I'll go home now and have a bowl!! x-c.

Ben said...

Well, now, with the weather turning colder, we will start to think about a good ol' bowl of stick-to-yer-ribs oatmeal!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oatmeal Texas! Now that would be a fun place to visit! How close is it to you? : ) Day trip with A Ron close? Kaish loves oatmeal too. He likes a flavor in it though.

Dawn said...

i am finally getting over here! so sorry i don't stop by more often... i try to read some blogs at work, and for some reason yours does funny things to my computer!

loved your tribute to oatmeal! when i was little i just loved that apple cinnamon one :)

Pat Jenkins said...

i've been to a quaker oats plant in iowa! smelled quite nice there actually!!