There are days of budgeting when I do open my fridge and wonder what on earth I can create out of a half limp carrot, and onion and a lime. So far it has always worked out, we haven't starved or even eaten very poorly. In the worst of times it's dinner of sides, but it's always usually tasty and generally nutritious.
This morning I opened my fridge four times before remembering I had an apple, which made me think about oatmeal. I prefer milk in my oatmeal (cream, really) and so I just doused it in brown sugar (more than what is pictured) and it was quite good. No starving, necessary.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
One small apple diced finely
1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1 pinch* of cinnamon
1 pinch* of McCormick valencia orange peel
1 pinch* of salt
1 cup water
Add all ingredients to a small pot and cook over medium for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Top with brown sugar and cream (if you have some, yum!).
*pinch- can vary in size. Always less then 1/4 teaspoon which is my smallest measuring instrument. Usually bigger then a dash.