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Can I buy oatmeal in Aruba?

 
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cocoa3c
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Can I buy oatmeal in Aruba? Reply with quote

Hi BB,

I usually make oatmeal, not the instant kind, for hubby every morning. Can I get that in Aruba or should I bring my own?

And while I'm asking, can I buy most fruits there? We usually have frozen blueberries, but that may be a longshot...lol. We eat a lot of tropical fruits: fresh pineapple, papaya etc. I remember the hotels had those, but can I get them in the grocery store? Thank you!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about the oatmeal, but having said that, there is nothing that I haven't been able to find in the grocery stores. You will be able to find most fruits there, including pineapple, and blueberries.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Carol!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure they have oatmeal. It could be they only sell a Dutch brand. In that case look for havermout. That's oatmeal in Dutch.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much DD!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally do not like instant or quick oatmeal. I prefer the "old-fashioned" variety (something like Quaker old-fashioned or Bob's Red Mill original).

Since 1 cup of oatmeal serves 2 or 3 people, we often throw some into the suitcases. We stay for 3 weeks.

BTW, I usually boil the water on stove or microwave BEFORE putting in any other ingredients. We add 1 peeled and chopped apple, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup chopped dates. Cook in deep-sided dish for about 5 minutes at power level 6 or 7 (medium high). After that, stir and cook for 1 minutes on HIGH power. Let stand for 2 minutes or so. By boiling the water beforehand, I think it yields a LESS mushy outcome. My wife will not eat slimy oatmeal...and I don't blame her.

You really won't need brown sugar on this variation.

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