So today I was busy painting all day (and I will be busy with this project for the next couple weeks), and I didn't make it to the grocery.
I thought, "Great, I'll make pancakes!" But no such luck, but I did have a bag of oatmeal. I use Bob's Red Mill oats. I put 4 cups in a pot with 8 cups cold salted water. I heated it to a simmer while stirring so it didn't stick to the bottom. Then I lowered the heat and let it cook a while longer.
We ate it with real organic butter, grade B maple syrup (it has more flavor than grade A), some had a touch of milk. Very tasty and everyone loved it!!