Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Events: Gomes' Goodbye Party - August 15th

In what is clearly a desperate plea for attention, Gomes has decided to destroy the very bedrock of this Podcast/Blog, The Ultimate Guide to Life After College, by going back to College. He is holding a party to start the newest chapter of his pathetic life. Ironically, he is requesting that his much needed emotional support come from regular listeners of the Podcast titled "Monkey Hate Gomes". Needless to say, his return to the education system appears ever necessary.

Though you may not feel like congratulating Gomes' on his acceptance into more College, Gomes' departure is an opportunity for celebration. Or at the very least, an opportunity to tell Gomes' how you really feel before he leaves. With that, MHG proudly invites you to Gomes' Going Away Party. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday 8/15/09 - 3pm
Place: MHG Central
On Tap: Lagunitas Pale Ale, Strongbow Cider, Olympia in cans
Food Provided: Delicious BBQ, Cake and Ice Cream Sundaes
RSVP via Facebook here

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Food: Finally, Oatmeal Made Easy (Not Instant)

We all love oatmeal. Some of us, more than others. Then there are people that like it enough to eat it twice a day. No matter how often you enjoy this wonderful, well-rounded meal, saving time cooking it would be nice. No, we are not suggesting using Microwaveable or Instant/Rolled Oats. Those smell like fake maple syrup, have little fiber, and are full of sugar and "bad carbs". For those of you in the know, the most flavorful and healthiest class of oatmeal is Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal. The only problem is that this variety takes 30+ minutes to make. Yes, quality takes time but time is something we don't all have. Thanks to food blog, The Bitten World, there is a better way to cook these. Here it is:

The previous night you boil six cups of water, stir in the oatmeal, let boil for 1-minute, turn off the heat and cover. The next morning, you turn the heat back on and let it boil for 10 minutes. In our experience, it doesn't even take that long: after 7 minutes the oatmeal is ready to eat.

The blog goes on to recommend sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and maple syrup. Another favorite simple topping is butter/margarine and a good fruit jam.

MHG Recommends: McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, Price = $23 for four 28oz tins.