For this you will need:
1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 t cinnamon
2 t dry milk
1/8 t salt
4 t brown
I made a big batch. I didn't keep track and can't tell you have many times I doubled, tripled and quadrupled this recipe.
To make it you take 1/2 cup of mix and then add hot water. Up to 1/2 cup of water depending on the consistency you like. I use about a 1/3 cup of water. Add any desired fruit. For this bowl I used a teaspoon of dried blueberries.
I have seen this stored in snack size bags. I decided that I wasn't willing to add the extra cost for that convenience. I decided to store it in a glass jar with a 1/2 cup scoop. I include the scoop so that I don't have to take the time to dig one out each morning.
In case you are wondering about price comparison I figured it out for you. :) Of course this price will vary depending on how much your ingredients cost. This batch cost $0.11 for each 1/2 cup serving.
A generic that is about 1/3 cup is $0.16 a serving. Not a huge savings, but overtime it will add up. Especially considering that some weeks my crew would go through two boxes! I don't know about you but I see my grocery bill rising and I am not bringing home more groceries. Sometimes even less then I use to. I am going to see if I can lower the price even more by checking out some prices at Aldi.
I would love to hear what convenience foods you are making from scratch to stretch your grocery budget.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!