First we have a nice Pudding of oats- "serve with a good deal of butter poured over it"- yes, I think I could try that!
|The Frugal Housewife, 1803|
|The Complete Confectioner...., 1864|
|Directions for Cookery in its Various Branches, 1844|
So, there you have it. Oatmeal. Only a sampling of things to do with it, but it does answer the question as to what our ancestors did with the grain.