Today boys are having oatmeal again, and I am having what I had planned for all of us and what quickly got deep 6-ed by the boys: cottage cheese and canned pears. I don't know......is this something like creamed chipped beef on toast? Something that you have to have grown up during a certain era to even conceive eating?
When I was growing up, this used to be a frequent dish at dinner. Sometimes my mom would have a small bowl next to the dinner plate with a leaf of lettuce lining it, a mound of cottage cheese, and half a pear perched on top. That was our salad for the night. I loved it. It was a nice change from the usual tiny bowl of iceberg lettuce that we usually had, and I like pears. And cottage cheese. Something about the combination, the sweet pears with the slightly salty cottage cheese just hits the right note.
How is it, then, that the boys have not been won over to this great combo? I keep putting it on the table, and they keep refusing to eat it. Is it me? Or them?
No matter. I like it, and they like oatmeal day after day, so we're all happy.
No recipe needed for this one. Combine cottage cheese and canned pear halves, and dig in. You've got most of your nutrition bases covered.