It's always a tough decision deciding which scene and/or character to pull my inspiration from (because I have SO MANY ideas written down), but *SPOILER* I knew I'd be making something for Denise the minute that arrow poked through her beautiful face. Which I'm so bummed about; her character really started to blossom over the second half of season 6 and she was quickly inching her way closer to my favorites list. And who else can't stop thinking about Tara and how she's going to react when she gets back to Alexandria?
Dr. Denise loved her oatmeal. Every time she opened her mouth to talk about food, oatmeal was the subject. In episode 11, she hands Daryl an oat cake after his run with Rick...during which he and Rick come across a vending machine and wind up drinking an Orange Crush.
Denise is taken from us shortly after her small victory and an awesome speech meant to smack Daryl and Rosita upside the head (which it did). So, in memory of Denise, I made a bowl of oatmeal infused with the flavor of orange that is totally crush-worthy.
Orange Crush Oatmeal
This steel cut oatmeal infused with orange (peel, juice, blossom water and honey) makes a delicious and healthy breakfast.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: breakfast vegetarian orange orange blossom water oats
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon dried orange peel (or freshly grated)
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
- 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
- orange blossom honey, to taste
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot; add the oats, orange peel, and salt. Bring back to the boil, then cover and reduce heat to a gentle simmer for 15 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes.
Stir in the orange juice, orange blossom water, and orange segments. Sweeten with the orange blossom honey to taste.
More recipes inspired by The Walking Dead:
Carol's Coca-Cola Ham
Ham Biscuits inspired by Eugene
Turtles for Enid
Eastman's Oatmeal Burgers
Dumpster Cookies for Glenn
Merle's Cake with Pink Frosting
Cream of Celery Soup with Paprika Butter inspired by Carol