I love porridge, always have, always will. However, when I was little my mum used to like to make it swimming in hot milk which always made me want to vomit...I love dairy products but cannot stand milk as, well, milk. Since then, I have always made it with water. Since putting X and myself on a low carb / good carb diet, I have very stingy with the oatmeal.
However, I decided to soak the oatmeal in milk kefir overnight (sort of fermenting it). The next morning, I dump the whole goopy mass in a pot, put in water, some cinnamon and voila, creamy porridge deliciousness. Bonus: the kids each ate two bowls.