I have had this little sample packet of Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal in my kitchen cabinet since I got it at the gluten-free cooking spree. I've wanted to try it but it takes time to cook and I am always nervous about hot breakfasts because of my aversion to anything non-mushy-oatmeal-ish. Well thanks to Marilyn's comment I finally took a risk and cooked it up. I followed the instructions on the package, boil water and salt, add cereal, simmer for 10 minutes. Then I added some brown sugar and sat down to eat it, with a glass of milk on the side. The smell reminded me of the times when I was little and my Gram would make me plain oatmeal and serve it with sugar and milk. I loved it. I couldn't have been older than 3 or 4 at the time but the memory is clear.
After a few spoonfuls I realized that I had put too much sugar in it but that's ok. ThenI thought, why don't I put some milk in?? So I did. YUM. Just like Gram used to make. not oatmeal but close enough. This could work. Unfortunately it's not instant but I did save the leftovers and I'll be curious to see how well they reheat in the microwave.
The consistency kind of reminds me of a grainy version of cream of wheat. I haven't had that since I was little but I used to love it. I could definitely get used to this, it could very easily replace my beloved oatmeal. Thank you Marilyn for suggesting it!!