Saturday, September 6, 2008

EVERYONE'S A FOOD CRITIC ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!

  

It was a Perfect Day for Perfect Oatmeal at 7th and Montana this morning as I decided to put Starbucks' Controversial, New Breakfast Cereal to the test.  The commotion started as soon as I placed my order.  "Marty's ordering the Oatmeal!," cried Barista Amanda.  "I'll go grab the fixin's!," said Barista Robb.  "I'll start harvesting the Oats," said Barista Tyler.  Moments later, there it was:  A steaming, cardboard container of Oatmeal topped with dried fruit, nuts and brown sugar.  The Peanut Gallery was quick to chime-in.  "It's just a bowl of Hot Mush," observed Screenwriter Nat, "I can't stand Hot Mush ... Cold Mush is one thing, but Hot Mush is something else!"  I stared at the Mush, allowing it to cool, while passersby offered-up various other opinions.  "I'm sure all the fruits and nuts make it better," said Joyce, charitably.  "Trust me," said an Anonymous Insider, "It's just a bag of Instant Oatmeal -- nothing special -- you could make it the same way at home!"  By this point, my Oatmeal had congealed into distinctive lumps under a blanket of dried fruit.  How did it taste?  Delicious ...!

8 comments:

garnett109 said...

yummy, i like oatmeal in the cold of winter, but it don't get cold there much do it?

deshelestraci said...

Oh my.  They really need to step it up.  But you know what?  They are far from the only restaurant who needs to get their act together.  So many taste so bland and I could make it better at home.
Traci

amy122389 said...

maybe with an extra packet of brown sygar, some milk, and some butter in it?  hmm...maybe it stops beingthat healthy after that....LOL

~Amy

gazker said...

You said it all for your readers............. Steaming cardboard!
Gaz ;-)

elainespeech said...

Was it as good as the oatmeal your mom makes? Looks like the only ingredient that was missing was love.

rdautumnsage said...

It looks delicious hon...I'm going to try my own version at home, adding some nuts and dried cranberries. (Hugs)Indigo

karenanngq said...

I don't know about the Starbuck's oatmeal, but as for the stuff your mom makes ... I can't really remember that, with all the pancake-filled mornings of our childhood, it's hard to recall anything else (?) ...

beckiepainton said...

hows your colon after that lot then? beckiex