Oh yeah, that's right...I'm all finished talking about my kitchen makeover, and I'm not going to bore you with details about that anymore.
So, moving on to other topics: yesterday I was in the grocery store, and I saw a food item that I just had to have...to store on my new Lazy Susan (in that new kitchen I'm not going to talk about anymore). It was a can of steel cut Irish oatmeal, and I just couldn't resist it.
Not only are the oats in this nifty vintage-style can Irish (and I am in love with Ireland and its people and pretty much anything pertaining to that Isle of Emerald--as you know if you read Finding Grace and will find out if you read the book I have in the works right now, Erin's Ring), but they're steel cut.
Why is the steel cut part so noteworthy, you ask? Is it because this is one of the latest and greatest health food choices being touted out there (I assume, anyway, as I did find this can of oats in the organic/crunchy section of the store)? No. Is it because my husband loves oatmeal like Fighting Irish fans love to sing the Notre Dame fight song? He does--but no, that's not why. Is it because of a certain YouTube video, which my sons, to a man, think is hilarious (and as fans of the Christian Bale Batman movies, my husband and I must admit that we think so, too)? Um, YES. So enjoy this short Batman spoof (while realizing that some of these College Humor YouTube bits can be a tad inappropriate, although this one is not), and make sure to listen carefully, so you don't miss the steel cut oats reference. (You may have to suffer through a short ad before the video starts.)
My five darling sons (if you're reading this), that was for you!
And speaking of the Irish (we WERE speaking of them, before we got sidetracked by steel cut things, like Batman and oats), the many Irish-Catholic immigrants who came to this New England town in the 1800's, to escape poverty and famine in their native land, would give their eye-teeth to have what I take for granted: a local Catholic church, where one can attend Mass any day of the week. And that's where I'm headed now , to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Well, have a great weekend, everyone! And as an Irishman might say, may your troubles be few...and may your oats be steel cut!