The Astronomer and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary this weekend. In line with tradition, I prepared something delicious inspired by antiquated anniversary gifts. Thus far in our marriage, The Astronomer has been gifted edible interpretations of Paper, Cotton, Leather, Fruit, Wood, Sugar, Wool, Bronze, and Tin.
Since it is customary to bestow steel upon one’s beloved in recognition of the eleventh anniversary, I made butter-toasted steel-cut oats with dried peaches from Christopher Kimball’s “Fast and Slow” cookbook. To further elaborate on the theme, I prepared the recipe in an InstantPot made of steel while wearing a sweater that I stole from The Astronomer’s closet. The latter was June’s idea.
Every bowl of peachy oats was topped with a generous glug of maple syrup and a drizzle of almond milk, making for a rich and hearty late Saturday morning breakfast.(more…)