Last night I dreamt that I turned into a trajectory.

I do not even know what a trajectory is.  And I’m still unclear, even after reading the Wikipedia entry.  But when I work up in the morning, my heart raced with adrenaline before I realized that I had not, in fact, turned into a trajectory.

Such were my dreams after eating soul-killing hot sauce from the previous night’s take-out taco disaster, combined with three TUMS, and enough Valerian root to make the whole world shut-up and fade into terrifying dreams.

After a day and second evening with an aching stomach, I spontaneously whipped together a version of Baked Oatmeal, from Funwithfood, found on the Homecooking Chowhound post, Do you have a recipe that works so well that you have no interest in trying another?

The only food that sounded remotely appetizing.

I whipped up a quick berry sauce using a bag of frozen berries I found in my fridge.  Any type of berries you have on hand would work beautifully.  Not to mention other varieties of fresh fruit such as mangoes or apples.

Baked Oatmeal

3 large eggs, as close to room temperature as possible
1/2 cup of fine, raw cane sugar
1/2 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil (not olive oil)
3 1/2 cups of instant/quick cook oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/3 cup milk (all I had was skim)
Dash of powdered ginger
Dash of cinnamon
Splash of vanilla extract

Easy Berry Sauce
1 bag of frozen berries
Splash of lemon or lime juice
Splash of water
Pinch of salt
Drizzle of honey

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a large baking dish.  I prefer smearing mine with butter.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs until frothy.  Then, stir in the oil, sugar, and brown sugar.

Once combined, stir in the oats, baking powder, salt, milk, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Pour into the greased pan, slide back and forth until the oats are distributed relatively evenly and bake for 40-50 minutes.  The top edges of the oatmeal should be golden brown, yet moist and fluffy in the middle.

To make the berry sauce, heat the berries, water, honey, and pinch of salt in a small saucepan, until warm and bubbly.  Add more or less honey and lemon juice to taste.

Serve in a bowl, accompanied by the warm berry sauce and cool milk.