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September 22, 2008

Looks like I wasn’t the only one running this morning :mrgreen:


I took a lot of effort, but we got up to run this morning since we skipped it yesterday. We did almost exactly 5 miles in the dark – I miss the days when we brought up the sunrise! My legs felt strong – I could have easily done another few miles but we were out of time!

The husband always craves Sunny Side Oats when he works out in the morning but I always crave a banana peanut butter version and since he doesn’t like sweet/savory, we have to commit to one or the other because of the infused banana. So today I compromised and we went with the egg. I beefed it up with wheatberries , avocado , goat cheese , 3 strips of his swiss cheese and the egg –




+ coffee.


With our garden rose –


I watched a little bit of the Emmy coverage last night. TV starts are so different from movie starts! I mostly wanted to see Josh Groban’s performance of his medley of TV theme songs. I was/am a HUGE TV theme junkie (I used to have a whole CD of almost 50 themes) and loved watching this.

He left out the best ones though: Hey Dude, Full House and Salute Your Shorts!!

NO CHEM LAB TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m to campus and back (an hour of driving for an hour of class 👿 ) and then it’s a study/relax day.

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1 Erin September 22, 2008 at 7:33 am

Yummy. :)
Is the coffee not making you feel sick anymore?


2 natalie September 22, 2008 at 7:36 am

Omg I love that video! And I totally forgot about Salute your shorts, it just made my day! :)


3 caitlin (seebriderun) September 22, 2008 at 7:38 am

Josh Groban was great!

My fav was Clarissa Explains It All!


4 VeggieGirl September 22, 2008 at 7:40 am

HAHA!! Kath, the opening sentence of your blog post made me laugh out loud – you and I have the same sense of humor 😀

Hey Dude, Full House and Salute Your Shorts = amazing shows. They DEFINITELY should have been included in that tribute song/performance.

And I’m with Caitlin (above), Clarissa was a favorite as well!!

Hooray for no chem lab!!! Enjoy your Monday!! :-)


5 Melissa (the other one) September 22, 2008 at 8:02 am

These really dark mornings (and early dark evenings) have really thrown me for a loop :(

That’s nice to get a great run in that early in the morning!

Have a GREAT Monday, Kath and everyone :)


6 Rose September 22, 2008 at 8:04 am

Love the running theme in today’s post and glad you got to do a 5-miler this morning! Though sad about the darkness. I know you feel!


7 Katie September 22, 2008 at 8:07 am

Yum! I love avo with eggs!


8 Sarah September 22, 2008 at 8:07 am

Hey Kath,
Did you ever make the banana blender cereal I wrote you about? No worries if you didn’t. I was just curious what you thought of it if you had!


9 Megan September 22, 2008 at 8:11 am

Thanks for posting the Josh Groban video. I saw a little bit of it as I passed the TV last night and was wondering if it was on youtube yet.

Your breakfast looks amazing as always!


10 Aimee September 22, 2008 at 8:24 am

Kath and/or others,

How do you keep your avocado fresh? I LOVE avodaco, but I can’t seem to keep it fresh after I cut it open and end up tossing most of it. I have tried squeezing lemon juice on it, but part of it still always turns brown. Any suggestions?


11 Amanda September 22, 2008 at 8:28 am

I was up running at 530 this morning too! I did a nice 7 miles, but it is tough when it’s so dark that you can’t see your legs!!!


12 Teddy September 22, 2008 at 8:36 am

Salute your shorts IS the best one :)

I was at someone’s house this weekend and they had Pete & Pete on. Remember that one too? haha



13 Christie i. September 22, 2008 at 8:50 am

I fell asleep during the Emmy’s :(


14 Shelby September 22, 2008 at 8:57 am

I love that video!!


15 Miss Tiffie September 22, 2008 at 9:01 am

Hey Dude & Salute Your Shorts!!! OMG!!!! The good old days.. do they even show reruns of those anywhere? They need to sell dvd sets :] hahahaha… MMM your breakfast has me craving a nice runny sunnyside now *drools*


16 Ryane September 22, 2008 at 9:32 am

Hahaha, that joke was sooooo bad!
And I LOVE bad jokes!

Loved Josh Groban’s act – I was very impressed with his south park voices especially!!


17 Caroline September 22, 2008 at 9:37 am

Oh, my gosh! Remember Salute Your Shorts and Hey Dude?! Gotta love ’em … my fiance and I were just talking about how much we miss some of those shows. They don’t make ’em like that anymore!! Oh, the days of yore …. Ha, ha … (:


18 Bridget September 22, 2008 at 9:38 am

I never think of making savory oats!? I mean I’ve seen it done but whenever I crave oats, I crave sweet oats, but those look awesome!

Also, I’ve been making the rounds appologizing for my lack of blogging ettiquete when I made mine and made a blog list…I hope it’s okay that I added you to my list?!


19 CourtneyS September 22, 2008 at 9:39 am

Aimee, I know the brown part looks kind of gross, but the actual avocado is still fine. I usually stick half in a ziplock bag and squeeze in half a fresh lemon. If the top turns sort of brown, you can scrape off the top layer and the rest will be nice and green. It turns brown because of contact with air, not because it’s gone bad, so make sure it’s well wrapped.


20 Katie MC September 22, 2008 at 9:39 am

I am a huge Hey Dude fan. I also love Salute your Shorts and You Can’t Do That on Television, and Family Double Dare with Mark Summers.


21 HangryPants September 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

I loved Salute Your Shorts and Hey Dude! You Can’t do that on Television was also fantastic, but had no words in the theme song.

Have a great Monday, Kath.



22 Katie MC September 22, 2008 at 9:54 am

That banana bread looks great. I love to make banana bread french toast. I dip the slices in egg whites, cinnamon and vanilla mixture a cook them up in the grill. I top them with more bananas and maple syrup. Yummy breakfast.


23 runjess September 22, 2008 at 9:58 am

I run in the dark too. It’s a little scary, but fun at the same time.


24 Jo September 22, 2008 at 9:59 am

I’m not convinced by the whole savoury oats thing but maybe its because I’m not a fan of eggs in the morning. I like a sweet breakfast…. hmmm maybe I’m just being narrow minded… its just that if I commit to trying it I would be missing out on my usual yummy breakfast! (And breakfast is my favourite meals of the day) – gosh, the dilemmas…..


25 BethT September 22, 2008 at 10:00 am

Full House haunts my dreams.


26 Jo September 22, 2008 at 10:10 am

whoops – I hit submit before I finished my post, my mind was too distracted by the dilemmas I face over sweet/savoury breakfast!

The main reason I was posting was that I read a few food blogs which are all mostly written by americans – it doesn’t seem to be a very english thing to do. Its really interesting as the food is different – ie brands, types.. etc… and its really opened my mind and got me to experiment with different stuff, a lot of which has now become permanent changes. Anyway…. one thing that is big in the UK (and France although I don’t know about the rest of Europe) is probiotic and prebiotic yoghurts/drinks such as Activia, Danone and Yakult and lots of people eat/drink them over here but I haven’t seen them featured AT ALL in any food blogs which intriged me. Is it an European fashion? Or are they actually as healthy/good for you as advertised? hmmmm…. would be keen to hear people’s thoughts and whether they ate them or not. My view is that I don’t go out of my way to buy them, but if I’m buying a yoghurt anyway and it is prebiotic/probiotic then bonus… (I only buy the prune ones which you can’t get as ‘normal’ yoghurts and I like the flavour).


27 Heather September 22, 2008 at 10:15 am

Haha! Now I have the Salute Your Shorts theme song in my head.

Great job on the early AM run :)


28 rhodeygirl September 22, 2008 at 10:44 am

i LOVE eggs + avocado together. I went to ecuador a couple of years ago and ate that combo there every morning and got super hooked.


29 Juliet September 22, 2008 at 10:52 am

Thank you for posting the Josh Groban video! That is awesome. I’ve never seen him sing outside of his usual genre so it is very entertaining! Have a good day.



30 Jennifer September 22, 2008 at 11:14 am

I have a question about the wheatberries. I haven’t made them yet. I’ve heard you are supposed to soak them overnight? But the Red-Mill package I got doesn’t seem to mention that. What method do you use??


31 Christie September 22, 2008 at 11:18 am

Ohh man I almost forgot about salute your shorts what a classic.
I had to laugh at your post from last ngiht becuase i Am the same way I love baking but I just get carried away sometimes… thats why it is better when I am baking for someone or something cause I cant eat/lick stuff haha


32 madison (follow my weigh) September 22, 2008 at 11:27 am

i should try savory oats sometime~ sounds insteresting but good!


33 Biz September 22, 2008 at 11:32 am

Wow, I must be old, I never heard (or saw) Salute Your Shorts before!

Was that an actual show??


34 Amy13 September 22, 2008 at 11:59 am

Aimee, try leaving the pit in with the cut up avocado when you store it. I’m not sure the reason, but it helps with the browning alot. :)


35 Kassie September 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Aimee –

Just wanted to chime in and agree with CourtneyS…scrape of the brown part and you will reveal a beautiful green avocado that is still perfect for eating!

Full House was my FAVORITE show when I was little…I still watch it on abc family sometimes 😀


36 Becca A September 22, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Wow, that clip took me back some years…


37 Kath September 22, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Erin ,
I’ve been having much smaller cups of coffee – probably 1/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup coffee. The smaller amount doesn’t bother me.

Sarah ,
No, sorry, I didn’t make it. I’m not a huge smoothie fan because of my love for chew.

Aimee ,
Leave the pit in. We just put ours in a tupperware. It does turn brown, but as noted above, brown tastes fine! Or just scrape it off. There are some more tips in the Cooking Questions on the FAQ page. I think lemon juice is a waste of energy.

Ryane ,
“Soooo bad” really means “sooo good!

Bridget ,
I always crave sweet too, which is why I need the husband’s push to make them. Once in a blue moon I crave the egg myself.

Jo ,
I guess we Americans love our creamy yogurt!? You have great yogurt in the UK though!! We had kefir for a while last year, but I used it more like yogurt than a drink so I just went back to buying yogurt.

Jennifer ,
We used to soak them, but now I don’t waste the time because a good boil is all you need, plus they are chewier without the soak and that’s the goal for me!



38 Andrea September 22, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I <3 everyone who says they remember Hey Dude! I had yet to meet anyone who knew that show and now you all have professed your love and I am at peace. 😀 I always toss that show out there if Christine Taylor comes up in conversation and people look at me like I’m nuts. Loved that show!! Hooray!


39 Kath September 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Andrea ,
I used to looooooove Hey Dude and I was always Melody because of her blond hair. Off to see if they have episodes on You Tube :mrgreen:



40 Sara September 22, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Oh my gosh, Full House, Hey Dude and Salute Your Shorts = best shows ever!! :) They don’t make great tv like that anymore. Ah, memories…


41 Amber September 22, 2008 at 6:23 pm

I have seen your previous savory oats posts and they intrigued me but this one makes me want to try to it. Maybe it’s the avocados you added, i can never resist avocados. And Hey Dude was the best show ever lol After that Brad was always a girls name to me =)


42 robin July 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I have never heard of egg on oatmeal before. So does the oatmeal then become like a pasta or rice dish? Did that make any sense

i have never heard of an egg on oatmeal before. Does the oatmeal take the place of lets say homefries because I take it theyre not sweet oats?


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