Person Of Ewell
There was an Old Person of Ewell,
Who chiefly subsisted on gruel;
But to make it more nice, he inserted some Mice,
Which refreshed that Old Person of Ewell.
Gourmet Gruel Primavera
Caste to a destitute life of substance living peasants around the globe shared a common enemy, bland food. Bland food is the spring of culinary magic that creativity in the kitchen flows. The word ‘gruel’ is derived from the old French gruau meaning ‘ground grain’, and in the fourteenth century, England gruel was a type of food consisting of some type of cereal—oat, wheat or rye flour, or rice—boiled in water or milk. Be thankful there are no mice in this recipe.
1/2 cup oats
2 cups water or broth
1/2 cup mixed vegetables (Broccoli, peas, carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Combine oats and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let oatmeal simmer until 90% of the water is absorbed. Add vegetables, stir into oats and cover until the vegetables are tender.