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15 Problems You Can Solve with Oatmeal

11. Thicken soups, stews and dips: Runny dips are not exactly a health crisis, but they can be a party foul. Solve the problem with some ground oats or oat flour.

12. Fix crumbling meatloaf or veggie burgers: Similarly, oats are a healthier and heartier alternative to bread crumbs for binding burgers, meatloaf, meatballs and more.

13. Stinky fridge: Just as it absorbs skin oils and hair odors, oatmeal can absorb odors in fridges or bathrooms. Just leave an open container of oats in the fridge or other smelly spot.

14. Smelly ashtrays: Another odor-neutralizing trick is to line ashtrays with oats and absorb some cigarette smells.

15. Bored children: Finally, anyone who has left oatmeal in a bowl overnight can attest that it becomes hard and crusty, not unlike clay. Users on CafeMom, a parenting clearinghouse, recommend mixing two parts oatmeal with one part flour and one part water, and a few drops of food coloring, if desired. The resulting substitute for Play-Doh can be molded into virtually any shape, and painted once dry.

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4:42AM PDT on Apr 15, 2014

Thanks

8:59PM PDT on Apr 14, 2014

thanks!

5:57PM PDT on Mar 27, 2014

Great ideas and info. Thanx! ;0)

3:54AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

What problems can you solve with ants?

6:10AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

No wonder most of us oatmeal!

8:52PM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

Oatmeal is one of my favourites and I often use it as a thickener for soups and other recipes as the article mentioned.

It is also a very filling and warming meal in the freezing cold winter.

5:36PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Thank you for the good advice!! Oatmeal is very cool :)

4:24AM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Eat what we are

3:57PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Thanks!

7:29PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Thank you!

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