Today I had some Quaker Instant 'Maple and Brown Sugar' oatmeal. Before I poured the hot water on top, I poured in some Grade A pure maple syrup (about a tablespoon) that I buy from a local guy that is awesome. He makes it from the maple trees on his land. It adds a nice flavor to it. And I had a banana on the side to go with it. Coffee was "Seattle's Best" (Level 3, balanced) brewed in a Kitchen Aid drip machine.
I've had oatmeal for the last week and haven't tired of it yet. I haven't had oatmeal in years, so it's a nice change of pace. My regular breakfast rotation is English Muffins with Marmite and a bit of butter, Honey Nut Cheerios, or toast and a piece of fruit. I will probably go back to English Muffins and Marmite and butter tomorrow, but the oatmeal will make the rotation.
I am kinda missing the Pacific Northwest and west in general where there are still mom and pop diners where you can go for a manly breakfast of bacon/sausage, eggs, and hash browns with a bottomless cup of good coffee served by sassy and cute waitresses in those waitress uniforms with the short dress/skirt. And these places always had great biscuits and gravy. I haven't been able to find a mom and pop type diner that knows how to make decent biscuits and gravy -- up here in the Midwest/Northeast.