I never could get on the whole overnight oats bandwagon or oatmeal obsession that makes their way through the blogopshere.
But I’ve been working on getting to like oatmeal more. I can make a mean PB-cup oatmeal. I tried making some oatmeal cookies a while back. Oatmeal pancakes made a few appearances. I’ve even tried it savory for a fun change.
Or maybe even entering a contest?
How about the Bob’s Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle 2 Contest?
I first heard about the Spar for the Spurtle when the folks at Bob’s Red Mill contacted me about the contest. (By the way, a spurtle is a Scottish kitchen utensil traditionally used to stir porridge, or oatmeal.) I love playing around with their various whole grain and gluten-free products, so I was only too happy to help spread the word about the contest.
The complete rules can be found here, but basically you submit a 3 minute video featuring your unique recipe using Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Last year’s winner was Merry Graham, whose winning entry was Black Bean Porridge Patties.
Three finalists will be flown to Portland, Oregon to compete in a live cook-off. The winner of the cook-off will then be sent on an all-expense-paid trip for 2 to Scotland to represent Bob’s Red Mill in the 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!
Did that get your oatmeal-making juices flowing?
The deadline to submit your videos is July 20th, which is less than a month away. To help spark your creativity, the folks at Bob’s Red Mill have generously offered to do a giveaway!
If you’re one of the first 5 people to submit a video entry and then let me know, then you’re getting a prize pack filled with a variety of whole grain snacks and cereal from Bob’s Red Mill! I’m so jealous!
My rules are simple:
- Submit a video entry for the Spar for the Spurtle 2 Contest per the official contest rules
- Leave a comment here or email me to let you know you entered
The contest and giveaway is limited to U.S. citizens age 18 and up. The deadline to submit a video entry is July 20, 2012, but this giveaway will end on July 9, 2012.
Let’s see what you come up with! Good luck!