I just discovered that oatmeal LIVES!!!!
Phooey on the more expensive little packs of instant oatmeal --- for $1.46 I got a big cylinder of the 1 minute oatmeal. Hmmmph. And so I made some- put in the microwave and hit go and started doing some other stuff, not paying attention to it.
DING! It's done.
Open the door and there was no oatmeal in the bowl at all -- it all left and spread out. (hmmmm, ok - how about a bigger bowl). So I repeated the instructions using a bigger bowl - and this time stood there and watched it. 'bout a minute in - I notice it expanding --- GOOD GRIEF - by the time I opened the door it was already trying to leave the bowl again! And it stayed that way - all puffed and with bubbles! - so I had to beat it back with a spoon!!!
Result - made too much, discovered microwave does something to 1 minute oatmeal kinda funny and makes it puff up.
Tomorrow - it will be "Fun with Fruit" as I add that into the oatmeal cauldron!