Skier's Swiss Cereal

Skier’s Swiss Cereal

1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp orange zest, very finely chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp dried tart cherries
2 cups skim milk
Brown or granulated sugar
Cream, butter, or milk

The night before you plan to serve the dish, in a glass bowl, combine the oats, zest, cinnamon, and cherries. Stir well, then stir in the milk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

In the morning, place the mixture in a medium-sized saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Lower the heat and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the oats are tender and the mixture is thick. Serve immediately, either as it is or with brown or granulated sugar, and cream, butter, or milk.

Makes 4 one-half cup servings

From “Tough Cookie” by Diane Mott Davidson