From Kathleen Purvis’ blog I’ll Bite, at obsbite.blogspot.com:
One of the great things about being the recipe clearinghouse is that readers are always making sure I remember old recipes. You lose it, I look for it – and sometimes I get a second look at something I didn’t notice the first time.
A few weeks ago, a reader was looking for an oatmeal recipe that her sister had found in the Observer years ago. All she remember was the date, sometime around 2007, and that it involved sticking oatmeal in the refrigerator overnight.
I can’t always work miracles to find missing recipes. We switched from paper clip files to an electronic version in 1985, the same year I started working here. If it’s before 1985, you’re out of luck. But if it ran after that and if I have a clear phrase or a distinct word, I can usually track it down.
That worked in this case. And when I looked at the recipe, I set it aside for my own uses, too. At this time of year, I’m just as likely to eat oatmeal for a late dinner as an early breakfast. Thanks, reader.