Make my oatmeal on the stove? Ridiculous!
Bring the extra microwave that does (to the best of our knowledge) work upstairs to use? Preposterous! (even if I could carry it up by myself, I don't think I can handle it taking up all that counter space--think I could get away with putting it on top of the fridge?)
So what's a girl like me to do?
This girl chooses to view this problem as an opportunity: an opportunity to finally try out overnight (or refrigerator) oatmeal. Our not-heating, strange-noise-making, horrible-smell-emitting microwave is a blessing, because I like my morning oatmeal so much I couldn't ever bring myself to try something else that I might like just as much, and now I can.
The concept is simple: mix up oatmeal with some sort of liquid (and in this case some people define yogurt as a "liquid"). Then add mix-ins to make it taste good. Or not. Whatever. Put it in a jar, and refrigerate overnight. Eat it (cold) in the morning.
This stuff is ideal for folks who want to eat a healthy breakfast but don't have a lot of time for morning prep work--just grab it and go. It's also great for folks who want to eat oatmeal for its health benefits, but don't want to eat a hot breakfast. And it's perfect for folks who eat oatmeal every day whose microwaves don't heat food anymore.
There are tons of different variations and recipes out there. Don't believe me? I suggest Pinterest for your search, because then you'll get to see all the delicious pictures along with the links to recipes.
As for me? I'm going with this one (with a few tweaks) for my first attempt.
Not sure what I'm going to do about lunch or supper, but at least I've got breakfast covered...