Enough Steel Cut Oats to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

I’ve eaten oatmeal pretty regularly throughout the past 10 years. In fact, doing a quick calculation I’ve eaten approximately 800-1000 lbs of oatmeal in my life. Strange to think about a human body processing so much food. I would venture to say that there are people (probably many) that have eaten over 10,000 lbs of a certain food in their lifetime.

Anyway, I was recently pointed to a way of buying steel cut oats that’s about 6-7 times cheaper than if purchased in regular portions from a grocery store: buy a huge 50 lbs bag of it. I did it. The FedEx guy asked me about it, and I said with the brilliant wit of 9am: “I like oatmeal”.

Some people love variety in their food. I love food that tastes good (to me), is healthy, is cheap, and is easy to make a lot of at once. It’s hard to find just the right combination of those factors, and once I do, I stick with it. I’m not sure if I’m missing the explorer gene, but I just don’t get tired of eating the same thing over and over. I really enjoy it, though many people in my life (girlfriends and mom, especially) don’t seem to ever quite understand this.

4 thoughts on “Enough Steel Cut Oats to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    1. Lex Post author

      By store-bought oatmeal you probably mean rolled oats (instant or regular), right? Because you can also by steel cut oats at the store. They taste a lot better in my opinion, but take longer to cook. You can’t just pop them into the microwave for a minute and be done. You have to follow the directions, boil water, and wait for the water to all get absorbed (which takes about 30-40 minutes depending on the heat).


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