Here, in New Jersey, we have been getting a pretty moody Summer. The days are usually hot, in the 90's F but they have also been cloudy and rainy. Even the kids don't feel like going outside to play. They prefer to stay inside and enjoy the cooler air.
As for me, I'm feeling a need for some comfort food. And, let me tell you, since I opened the Homestyle Cheddar Meal Kit, from Grainful, I sure found what I was looking for! I made these meal on a day that was going kind of hectic and I decided to try and cook it on my InstaPot that also works as a slow cooker. According to the directions on the package all I needed to do was put some water on the bottom of the slow cooker and add the oats that came in the meal kit, reserving the cheese mix.
Wow! That was like an answered prayer for me! To have a meal cooked while I'm getting some work done or just enjoying some play time with my kids during this Summer break is the ideal thing! So, I did just that and when the cooking time ended I just had to open to slow cooker and mix the oats with the remaining water. Then, I added the cheese...it's just delicious and luscious! I really was thinking about not putting the whole bag of cheese in but, yes, I had to do it because it tastes really like cheese, real cheese! And, for me, that's the key to comfort food!
After adding and mixing all the cheese I decided to add some previously steamed peas and them all worked in the cheesy and creamy oats. And, when I though of peas I immediately had to pair it with crispy and utterly satisfying bacon! I cooked 4 slices of organic uncured bacon (2 sliced for each serving) and broke it in bite sized bits.
I loved the combination and I'm glad to say that there were some leftovers! Who doesn't' like to have the next meal done in advance?? Ill just have to eat it and go!
This was my first time trying out a meal kit from Grainful and I can't wait to try the next one!
The flavor and texture were great and to think that you can get countless combinations of flavor pairings to add to this cheddar cheese oats is amazing! Whatever your taste buds feel like having, mix it up and try it out! I also added some extra spicy sauerkraut to give it a kick of a flavor, nailed it!
I'll leave you with some more mouth watering photos of my lunch! Try the kits out yourself. Find them here and choose the flavors that fit you the most. You won't regret it!
Look at that color! Doesn't it look tasty??
I'm thinking about mushrooms and asparagus for next time!