My food co-op had a coupon special for the tin of McCann's oats and I've been curious about them, so I bought. <cough> $7.55 for the tin, less the coupon. Directions are for stovetop prep but I don't get to a very low simmer on my stove and I'm used to cooking my oatmeal in the microwave. I soaked the oats in milk overnight in the fridge (I cook my oatmeal with milk rather than water) and nuked it at 100% power for about 3-4 minutes (2 cups milk, 1 cup oats) in a tall 1-quart Pyrex measuring cup/pitcher, then for about 20 minutes at 40% power. I sprinkled Butter Buds on top, stirred in a small handful of dried cherries, and sprinkled some brown sugar on top. It was okay; I think I'll try Dee Randall's vinegar trick with it next time -- and soak in water instead of milk. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. (With a nod and a tip of my hat to Moose.) -- http://www.jamlady.eboard.com, updated 2-19-2006, Yummy! and church review.