It has to be porridge when, to get to work, you have to carry all your stuff up the track wading through thigh deep snow then spend half an hour digging before you can get the car going. Or, you are at home with the kids and you have to drag the two of them up the hill on their sledge several times. They just don't understand that Mummy feels old!
Obviously you can do anything you like with porridge. These are what I have had in the last few days.
Sprinkled with demerara sugar. The sugar melds together in the moisture to give a lovely caramelised topping.
Chopped apple, sultanas and cinnamon. Mmmm.
Honey and almond.
Banana and chocolate.
Although, my favourite is just plain simple porridge made with honey and salt - the way my Granda used to make it. Although I very rarely make it properly anymore - a quick blast in the microwave is much more convenient.
Here's another picture of the kids out on the sledge. Yes the one that the above porridges have fuelled. Can't wait til they are old enough to pull their poor old mother on the sledge!