Very warming on a cold winter morning!
two cups water
one cup quick-cooking oats
splash of whole milk
two tablespoons sugar (or honey, if you prefer)
Boil the water. A lid on the pot will help bring the water to the boil more quickly. Add the oats and sugar. Bring back up to a boil. Stirring briskly, splash some whole milk into the boiling mixture. Be vigilant, as you watch the pot, because, if one doesn't, the milk has a tendency to fuse with the bottom of the pot. Bring it to a boil again, stirring several times in the interim, until it has a nice creamy consistency. Pour into a bowl. Once served, you can add more milk if you want to lower the temperature of the porridge or to thin the consistency somewhat. This should feed one person of moderate appetite or two persons of lesser appetite.