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Quaker Oats giveaway

In all the excitement of this weekend, I forgot that I have four Quaker Oats prize packs to give away! Then I promise I will stop talking about oats and groats and marsey-doats and doesey-dotes. Each prize is a 1 month supply of Quaker’s heart healthy breakfast products – including Old Fashioned Quaker Oats, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quaker Oatmeal To Go and Quaker Oatmeal Squares.

To enter, leave a haiku about oatmeal in the comments below by 11:59pm on Saturday, November 15th. A haiku is a three line poem in which the first and third lines contain 5 syllables and the second line contains 7 syllables. Four winners will be drawn randomly, not by the quality of their haikus. However, if it is not a true haiku, you will be disqualified. Count your syllables, people!

To inspire you, here’s a pic of Roni, Mo and me in the taxi on our way to the Quaker Oats headquarters, are faces beaming with thoughts of oatmeal. Let us be your muses!

Roni, Mo and PastaQueen

Win or lose, you can also click this link to get a coupon for $1.00 off any two packages of Quaker Oatmeal. You must be using Internet Exploder for it to work though.

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s • November 12, 2008 at 8:41 pm

delicious oat, you

are high in fiber. you

keep me regular.

but, um, that is gross.

so instead i will thank you

for being delish.


s • November 12, 2008 at 8:43 pm

@s – oops, i missed a syllable in my firstcommenthaze.

delicious oat, you

are high in fiber and you

keep me regular.

but, um, that is gross.

so instead i will thank you

for being delish.


Catherine • November 12, 2008 at 8:48 pm

I love you, oatmeal.

Cinnamon is favorite.

So warm and gooey.


Brooks Kancel • November 12, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Oatmeal is awesome

Tastes like a piece of heaven

Eat it everyday!


Bridget • November 12, 2008 at 9:03 pm

I eat oats daily

Smothered in creamy goodness

And with sugar too!


Linz • November 12, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Oatmeal O, Oatmeal

So creamy and delicious

Full tum, happy heart.


runnin4fun • November 12, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Bananas and oats

the perfect combination

thank you Quaker oats

Shakespeare it’s not,but it’s all I got!

Oh, and I think the syllables are correct,but was never a math genius either!


Julie • November 12, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Quakers are for peace

Oats bring me tranquility

Hand me a spoon now!


Stacy • November 12, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Every morning

Steaming hot, you await me

With berries mixed in


amy • November 12, 2008 at 9:32 pm

sliced up bananas;

brown sugar and applesauce

make my oatmeal great


Stacy • November 12, 2008 at 9:34 pm

@Stacy –

Ooh, or better —

Eighty pounds now gone

Grateful for daily oatmeal

And a healthy heart


cindy • November 12, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Steel-cut oats are king

I can’t imagine any-

thing being better.

Sorry, Quaker Oats. I’ve been won over and I can’t go back ~ you still make great cookies, though, so you are in my pantry (just not as a breakfast food!).


ally • November 12, 2008 at 9:36 pm

apple cinnamon

so quick, easy and filling

oh, and delicious.


Shana • November 12, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Late for work again

Just add hot water and stir

Thank God for instant


Rachel Vaughn • November 12, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Another Fall day

Perfect for oats on the stove

The warmth is comfort


angie • November 12, 2008 at 9:50 pm

Want to win oatmeal

For healthy eating habits

And to help lose weight.


Kelly • November 12, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Slow cooked or instant

And actually good for us

Warm, gooey comfort


Jennifer H • November 12, 2008 at 9:53 pm

Oatmeal is yummy

Full tummies smiling faces

Good for your heart too


Hollie • November 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Oats in my belly

With flax and milk and honey

Yummy and healthy


Little Warrior's Mom • November 12, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Warm wholesome goodness

Fills the belly, fills the heart

And shuts up my kids


Byron A • November 12, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Oatmeal is healthy

Always cholesterol free

Makes my heart happy


Stephanie • November 12, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Apple Pie Oatmeal

From Roni on Green Lite Bites

My new breakfast treat


Lisa TV • November 12, 2008 at 10:10 pm

My mom made it best

Sugar sweet and piping hot

Warms in the winter


Deb • November 12, 2008 at 10:38 pm

steel cut or instant

always a filling breakfast

and a good snack too


gzd • November 12, 2008 at 10:42 pm

queen of pasta eats

oatmeal? but not a quaker!

food trumps religion.


Morgan • November 12, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Oatmeal goodness

Fiber helps me to go poo

Every morning


Rachel • November 12, 2008 at 11:12 pm

I laughed at your post!

it isn’t dosey-dotes, duh!

it goes “does eat oats!”

mares may eat oats, but

i eat oats too, every day

at seven thirty.


Maggie • November 12, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Each morning I see

Oatmeal Man smiling at me

It fills me with calm


fbdave • November 12, 2008 at 11:18 pm

oatmeal for breakfast

did some quaker just today

was hot and tasty


Teresa • November 12, 2008 at 11:42 pm

A morning of oats

So delicious and filling

A perfect day break

I don’t know how much I like the Simple Harvest oatmeal though- it doesn’t seem to absorb water very well.. :(


Brandi • November 12, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Oh! Tasty oatmeal!

With sugar and raisins, yum!

I will eat you up.

I remember in middle school having to write haiku for a unit on Asia. I am terrible at them. They make me cringe. But I am broke, and will do nearly anything for free food.


steph g. • November 12, 2008 at 11:54 pm


I like to eat oats

with nutmeg and cinnamon

sometimes apple too.


Lydia • November 12, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Oatmeal is the thing

That makes certain tastebuds sing

I’d like to like it.


sarah • November 13, 2008 at 12:12 am

oatmeal is my friend

it starts my day superbly

makes tummy happy


Kristan • November 13, 2008 at 12:27 am

Haha…”Internet Exploder”. That’s a very accurate way to put it, actually. On the rare occasion I use that I wish it would explode.


Sarah • November 13, 2008 at 12:35 am

Three ride in a cab

Brought together by oatmeal

Mushy Warm Friendship

Well thank God we’re not being chosen by the quality of our haiku, eh? rofl.

And how did you know I tagged you on my blog? I never even told you! You blew my mind when you left a comment.


Karoline • November 13, 2008 at 12:36 am

Apple cinnamon,

Golden brown deliciousness,

Oatmeal is breakfast!


emi s • November 13, 2008 at 12:43 am

oatmeal is the yum

full of yum and yum and yum

please send me free oats!


Maggie • November 13, 2008 at 12:47 am

oh morning oat soup

creamy banana oat mess

get me through the day


Cindi B. • November 13, 2008 at 1:21 am

Oat-y goodness… yum

Best with very little fuss

Hot breakfast is best!


Merry • November 13, 2008 at 2:26 am

Oatmeal? Quaker food!

Alas, my fate is to lose

Contests, never pounds.


Christie • November 13, 2008 at 2:34 am

I love oatmeal so

I like free stuff even more

pick me random thing


Cheryl • November 13, 2008 at 3:51 am

Let Me Count The Ways

That Instant Quaker Oats Rocks

When I’m Late For Work!


Jane • November 13, 2008 at 5:51 am

hot steam rising up

golden syrup dripping down

hunger kept at bay


Sarah • November 13, 2008 at 6:32 am

I thought about this:

What would/should I do for oats?

The answer was “post”.


lindz • November 13, 2008 at 7:57 am

how I start my day

maple and brown sugar oats

with a drop of jam


Bethama • November 13, 2008 at 8:15 am

Technically speaking, a “true haiku” should touch on elements of one of the four seasons. No, ‘strue! That said:

Winter in Japan.

Meal of rice, not meal of oats?

Ready to go home.

(Actually, there’s oatmeal here. It’s just too expensive to justify buying, when I can get a huge can at Acme for less than a buck.)


Amy • November 13, 2008 at 8:18 am

Those Dinosaur Eggs–

My kiddos love best

Eat them daily in this house!


Rah • November 13, 2008 at 8:22 am

Oh, Cholesterol!

Not in My Arteries Now



Jill • November 13, 2008 at 8:35 am

Elvis oatmeal, yum.

Peanut butter banana



Erica • November 13, 2008 at 8:47 am

I do love oatmeal

Best in cookies with raisins,

Cookies for breakfast!


Wilma • November 13, 2008 at 9:10 am

so early she rose

before her children and spouse

instant oatmeal was

non existant then.

but oatmeal is nutricious

and so delicious

so she would get up

at four a.m. to prepare

the oats for her kids.

ungrateful brats–they

never said thank you, mommy!

instead, eyes bleary

they shovelled it down,

brushed their teeth, put on their clothes

and went to the fields

to begin working.

ah, the farming life! i am

so glad i got out.

but now that i’m grown

i would like to say THANK YOU

mom, for making oats.


Melissa • November 13, 2008 at 9:11 am

Oatmeal is tasty

I’m eating some right now, yum

I hope I win some


Brooke • November 13, 2008 at 9:14 am

Oh oatmeal so warm

I like you so savory

No like? More for me


Autumn • November 13, 2008 at 9:20 am

Oats in my belly

keep me full through the morning

and taste great with fruit!


Nicole W • November 13, 2008 at 9:25 am

Mystic lumps of brown

Steamy gooey warm fullness

You help me to poo


o-line • November 13, 2008 at 9:34 am

Hey, Wilford Brimley

You used to be the oat man

Now diabetes


Meg • November 13, 2008 at 9:34 am

Add too much water

Get a sloshy soup of oats

Still, delectable


Karen • November 13, 2008 at 9:42 am

Love oatmeal I do

How about you — Love it too?

Good for young Jedi


Sharilyn • November 13, 2008 at 9:54 am

Love Haiku, so I did 2:

lively breakfast treat

cooked fast in the microwave

good oats hot with milk

wild oats served with love

nurtures body soul and mind

healthy creamy warm


Tina • November 13, 2008 at 9:59 am

Sweet and creamy oats

Lower my cholesterol

Quaker is da bomb


Cheryl Delonnay • November 13, 2008 at 10:00 am

I love my poodle.

I also love my oatmeal.

Both make me happy.


Tina • November 13, 2008 at 10:04 am

Sweet and creamy oats

Lower my cholesterol

Quaker is da bomb


Beth • November 13, 2008 at 10:10 am

Oatmeal is yummy.

I could eat it for a month.

I think….maybe not!


Jeanne • November 13, 2008 at 10:11 am

hot oatmeal in fall,

creamy, filling, please lower

my cholesterol


Velda LaCoste • November 13, 2008 at 10:16 am

I love my oatmeal

With blueberries and warm milk.

Heart says thanks daily.


Janet • November 13, 2008 at 10:18 am

Always found it bland

Learning to love oatmeal now

Pumpkin butter helps


EG • November 13, 2008 at 10:22 am

I hate poetry

No talent have I to write

But oats are tasty

One time in the poetry unit of english class I was lacking in a topic so I wrote a poem about how much I hate writing poetry. I got a good grade. Hopefully I will have good results this time as well.


Sheryl Pockrose • November 13, 2008 at 10:25 am

Start the day with oats,

Your heart will be very glad,

Throw that bacon out!


Elizabeth • November 13, 2008 at 10:51 am

Beige, lumpy goo

Does not look appetizing

But hides healthy yum!

I like it thicker

Like spackle, with brown sugar

Makes my tummy smile.


Amy • November 13, 2008 at 10:52 am

Healthy and tasty

Creamy delicious goodness!

I love thee oatmeal!


susan • November 13, 2008 at 10:55 am

peanut butter, yes!

plus milk and brown sugar too

all in my oatmeal


Elizabeth • November 13, 2008 at 11:21 am

Chewy, toothsome, warm.

Makes rising from my slumber

doable. Oatmeal.


Elizabeth • November 13, 2008 at 11:21 am

Chewy, toothsome, warm.

Makes rising from my slumber

doable. Oatmeal.


Vicki • November 13, 2008 at 11:23 am

Warm and comforting

A great way to start the day

My heart is smiling


Cricket • November 13, 2008 at 11:36 am

A cup of oatmeal

Is sprinkled with cinnamon

Sweet and savory


tina • November 13, 2008 at 11:38 am

Oatmeal is comfort

Like your favorite sweater

worn on your insides


Sarah • November 13, 2008 at 11:38 am

Oatmeal goodness

A delight on cold mornings

Warms from inside out.


Michelle • November 13, 2008 at 11:42 am

Morning starts. A big

Bowl awaits. Creamy goodness.

Thank you, Quaker Oats.


Amanda • November 13, 2008 at 11:45 am

Nuts, pumpkin, jelly

Throw it in and mix it up.

Oatmeal fun for all!


Angel • November 13, 2008 at 11:51 am

Oatmeal salvation

Stop the growling stomach pain

warmth wraps around me


Christina • November 13, 2008 at 11:56 am

Weak bite fiber ew

thick bland mouthful of paste

palatable sway

I’m not really a fan, but I want to be convinced…I know its filling and good for you, and I keep seeing all these blog people eating it with tons of crap added, and it almost looks good. I guess I want to give it another try, maybe make my own oatmeal challenge


Rebecca Hoover • November 13, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Yea for Oats, but how?

Can they claim one packet is

A serving, Crazy!


Penny Broome • November 13, 2008 at 12:45 pm


All the Oatmeal I can eat

Oops, I gotta go.


Anne Marie Knight • November 13, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Quaker Oatmeal. Yum!

How I ever yearn for thee.

Makes me feel complete.


Miche • November 13, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Hear ye Queen Jennette!

(Bl)oated appetite is whet

At Chicag”oats” fete!



Lori • November 13, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I love oatmeal so

I will never let it go

I love free stuff mo


MaryFran • November 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Oatmeal Oh Oatmeal,

Your ooey gooeyness fills

bellies in the morn!


VCK • November 13, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Steel cut is better

than regular oatmeal, but

cookies taste the best.


Maggie • November 13, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Warm and Creamy!

Lowering Cholesterol

While losing my fat!


Warm and Creamy!

Greeting me at morningtime,

Old-time Breakfast Treat.


Chrissy • November 13, 2008 at 1:46 pm

My behind is large.

Mmm! Instant oatmeal power!

To the gym, I go.


Mary Bert • November 13, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Delicious fiber

Eat it morning, noon and night

Oatmeal helps you poo


Rhonda • November 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Oats Big and Oats Small

Lower your cholesterol

Eat them daily ya’ll!


5KMom • November 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The thought of oatmeal

Warm, with apple and sugar

Joy in the morning.


Amy • November 13, 2008 at 2:16 pm

mornings at breakfast

i stir in chocolate chips

guilty oat pleasures


Diana • November 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm

You sweet oatmeal thang

Warm my innards and rid me

Of cholesterol


Helen • November 13, 2008 at 2:29 pm

@cindy – Quaker makes steel cut oats too! In fact, at my grocery store they are usually less expensive than other brands. they are in the same shape container as the Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.


Chelsey • November 13, 2008 at 2:47 pm

I buy one big tub

of not-so-instant oatmeal–

it’s cheapest that way.


JEM • November 13, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Fill my tummy please,

with healthy oats and honey,

better when it’s free.


cloudy • November 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm

High Cholesterol?

Eat Quaker Oats each morning

See your numbers drop!


Jen • November 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Oatmeal is so great

Keeps me full the whole day through

Can’t live without you!


Ruth • November 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Oatmeal is yummy

with brown sugar and raisins

A bowl of cookie


Niki • November 13, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Heart healthy flavor,

Quaker oats’ gooey goodness

Warms me to my soul


Amy • November 13, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Oatmeal: I savor

Your earthy goodness, sating

Me until lunchtime


Stacy • November 13, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Oatmeal does really rock

Especially the Quaker Oats kind

Winning contests rocks

Ok, best I can come up with!!


melissa • November 13, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Have never written

a haiku before today

can you believe it


Rebecca • November 13, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Heart healthy is good

The flavor even better

Eat oats forever


Deb • November 13, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Oatmeal in a bowl

Smells like wet cardboard to me

What am I doing wrong?

Wish I liked oatmeal

Supposedly good for us

Pilgrim in a hat

Thanks Jennette Fulda

Creativity busts free

Haiku re: oatmeal!


Panda Q • November 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I like the haikus

But I like oatmeal better.



Christina • November 13, 2008 at 5:56 pm

oatmeal is tasty

with maple and cinnamon

so hot and creamy


Rina • November 13, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Ew, Oatmeal. How bland.

I’d rather have some chocolate.

But, alas – the pounds.


Allison C. • November 13, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Mom served the oatmeal

While dad read the newspaper.

I picked out raisins.


Lisa • November 13, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Oatmeal, morning food

Keeps me healthy, happy, full

Thank you Quaker Oats!


Jodi • November 13, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Running in my eyes,

Makes my hair hard and crusty.

I hate chicken pox.

(Remember the oatmeal baths back when kids still got the pox?)


Jodi • November 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

I love your brown flakes.

Add one cup of warm water.

Tastes like Christmas morn.


Amy • November 13, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Oatmeal at my work

It’s always kinda lumpy

Has a skin on top


Rachel • November 13, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Maple syrup and

brown sugar make my oatmeal

oh so delicious.


Karen • November 13, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Oatmeal in cookies

Oatmeal Fancy, Oatmeal Plain

I like it all ways.


sandy • November 13, 2008 at 8:45 pm

I eat my oatmeal

It does me good it taste good

My Quaker Oatmeal


Bring A. Torch • November 13, 2008 at 8:54 pm

When I was very

young, I ate a giant bowl

and barfed. Yuck. (Sorry.)

Years later: I *heart*

the stuff. And their recipe

for cookies? Foolproof.

(Seriously, that “vanishing” oatmeal cookie on the Quaker lid is about the least troublesome drop cookie ever. No guesswork as to when they’re done; take ’em out when golden brown.)


Rachael • November 13, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Oats are so yummy

Chewy raw or gooey cooked

Crunchy granola


Denise • November 13, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Oh tasty oatmeal

How I love you with apples

and cinnamon spice


s • November 13, 2008 at 9:59 pm

@gzd – haha :)


Nae • November 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Tasty yummy oats

I like them in my belly

Give them to me please


Kimberly • November 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm

I love steel-cut oats

They fill my belly

With fiber and yumminess


Nancy • November 13, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Hot Quaker Oats on a cold

Winter’s day remind

Me of my sweet mother’s love.

Is that a Haiku?


txdona • November 13, 2008 at 11:52 pm

oatmeal, oatmeal, yum

oatmeal, oatmeal, oh so fun

hope that I will win me some


Miss Tiffie • November 14, 2008 at 2:52 am

creamy yummy oats

you warm me in my belly

and keep me pooping



Jennifer • November 14, 2008 at 6:23 am

I love Oatmeal!

So warm and yummy and great,

Gotta run, I’m late…


Sofee • November 14, 2008 at 7:17 am

Quakers or Pilgrims

I’m sure they all enjoyed it

Oats on a cold morn


Sandy • November 14, 2008 at 9:25 am

Snowing in Larkspur,

Coming down and piling up,

Need oats for winter.


Juice • November 14, 2008 at 10:25 am

Magical oatmeal

Good for heart and belly too

A morningtime treat


nolafwug • November 14, 2008 at 10:40 am

Don’t oft eat oatmeal

But frugality is me

I’ll eat it for free!


Laura • November 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Even plain, oatmeal

Warms my tummy and makes me

Deliciously full.


Karen • November 14, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Please send me the oats

I promise to eat them all

And stay regular


Patience • November 14, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Preach to the choir

Long time oat convert am I

I just want free food


Eileen • November 14, 2008 at 5:54 pm

With oatmeal each day

my cholesterol goes down

My weight too, I hope


Leslie • November 14, 2008 at 8:11 pm

Oatmeal, yum,yum,yum

I eat it every morning

Oatmeal. It’s delish


leslie • November 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

eggs my boyfriend makes

I cook oatmeal brew coffee

sleepy back to bed.


Mich • November 14, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Clearly there isn’t enough bad poetry in the world, so I’ll do my part and add two haikus:

Oatmeal for lunch and

Oatmeal for dinner but not

For breakfast. Too much.

I say “oatmeal” but

My Brit friend calls it “porridge”,

So we disagree.


Sydney • November 14, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Sweet morning oatmeal

fragrant cinnamon sunrise

the cat at my feet


lee • November 14, 2008 at 10:41 pm

oatmeal in my bowl

with butter sugar salt milk

eaten with a spoon


jen • November 14, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Oatmeal, I love you

Warming, hearty and tasty

Steaming bowl of health


Misty • November 15, 2008 at 5:07 am

Oatmeal–a whole grain,

hearty option. Yum! Breakfast!

So many choices.


Megan • November 15, 2008 at 8:26 am

Oatmeal’s extra great,

Yummy-in-my-tummy treat.

It’s best warm and sweet.


Laurie • November 15, 2008 at 11:45 am

Warm, mushy goodness

Healthy for your heart and soul

Down cholesterol!


Christy • November 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Brown Maple sugar

The best smell to wake up to

I love my oatmeal


BC • November 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Hearty contentment

Bowl of steaming cinnamon

Echoing, empty.


joycean • November 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm

ode to oatmeal (in haiku format)

oh! satisfying oatmeal

you are my one true

breakfasty savior.


Melanie • November 15, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Oatmeal, oatmeal, oats!

Cholesterol need beware!

Oats, good for your health!


Cheryl in AL • November 15, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Hearty oatmeal fills

the emply

places within me.


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