By Request

January 30, 2011

Morning! Nearly Afternoon!

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Matt’s flight was delayed by an hour last night, so we didn’t end up going to bed until 1AM. Consequently, we slept till 9AM.

I had been 3 weeks since Matt has had KERF oatmeal, so by special request I made a big pot

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We incorporated some Great Harvest ingredients:

The end of a bag of Groovy Granola (which was incredibly crunchy!)

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Huckleberry Preserves – with seeds! My fav

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And a new kind of vanilla! It was a hint more marshmallow than usual – which you know I liked!

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I also made the oats with leftover coconut milk, but sadly, I didn’t remember this until I started blogging so it wasn’t a noticeable difference.

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The Mix

  • 1/3 cup muesli mix (leftover from Matt’s trip)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (leftover – could barely detect it :( )
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 giant banana
  • Pinch salt
  • Sprinkle cinnamon
  • Groovy Granola
  • GH Preserves
  • Homemade crunchy peanut butter

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Not sure what the day ahead holds, although I feel like we’ve just blown through the first half of it for sleeping so late and blogging taking up the better part of the pre-noon hours!

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 30, 2011 at 11:15 am

That vanilla sounds great! And I love preserves with seeds, but my bf doesn’t because they hurt his teeth! I think he has sensitive teeth though :)

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2 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) January 30, 2011 at 11:23 am

Yum! Feel free to come to MY house and make oats for me anytime you wish ;) Hehe. I didn’t wake up until 10:30 this morning! It’s almost noon and I’m still in my pj’s, which is a shame because it’s a beautiful day outside!

Hope you guys have a nice Sunday :D

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3 Emily January 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

Welcome back to KERFland Matt!! Glad you both celebrated with KERF oats :) Enjoy the day!

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4 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly January 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

A big welcome home to Matt! Your fabulous breakfast spread looks like the perfect thing to come home to. :-)

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5 Laura January 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

You’re oatmeals all sound so yummy. With one exception…that bananas….I’m assuming that they are used to add flavor and substance….but I’m allergic to the things :( Sad…cause I used to love them. Is there a way to substitute them with something else or is it cool to leave it out altogether??

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6 KathEats January 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

Pumpkin or applesauce work well

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7 Laura February 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks….now I will have to snag some of your recipies and try them out.

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8 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

I agree that coconut milk doesn’t make much of a difference in oats! If you really want a coconutty flavor though, I’ve made oats with 1/2 c water and 1/2 c coconut milk kefir. It’s sooo good.

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9 Raya January 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

Marshmallow? I’m in!

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10 rebecca lustig January 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

there’s nothing worse than stale/soft granola! (in my opinion)

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11 kate January 30, 2011 at 11:41 am

Marshmallowy vanilla sounds incredibly good! Welcome back Matt!

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12 jen @ taste life January 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

Yay for Matt’s return!

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13 Natalia - a side of simple January 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

I can’t think of a better way for Matt to return to you than with a lazy Sunday morning and a hearty bowl of KERF oats. Oh, maybe an afternoon brew to top it off? I think so ;)

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14 KathEats January 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

Haha. Indeed!

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15 Matt January 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

That’s coming in a couple days!

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16 ilana January 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Sounds like a lovely mornin’. Enjoy your day together. Welcome back, Matt!

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17 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

Yay for Matt getting back :)

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18 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

sorry – Yay for Matt getting back ok :)

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19 Alaina January 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Yah, Matt’s home! Hope he had a good rest of his training. :-)

I can see why he requested the oats when he got home; they look delicious!

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20 Emily @ Savory and Savage January 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

A big bowl of steamy oaty goodness? The perfect way to say Welcome Home!!

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21 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Matt was probably glad to come home to a delicious bowl of oats!

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22 Nancy January 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

“Not sure what the day ahead holds, although I feel like we’ve just blown through the first half of it for sleeping so late and blogging taking up the better part of the pre-noon hours!”

After all you two have done the past few weeks, it’s okay to have a slow day! Put aside the to-do lists and daily agenda to enjoy a day of just being home and being together. You’ve both certainly earned it! I hope your day is filled with ‘Hey! Want to. . . ” and not “Hey, we need to…” :-)

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23 KathEats January 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Thanks for the reminder :)

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24 Kiran January 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Agreed with Nancy 110%.. And welcome home Matt :)

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25 Dorry January 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Glad y’all are back under one roof! There’s nothing better than breakfast in your own kitchen after you’ve been away from home. Enjoy your afternoon!

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26 Alexa @ Simple Eats January 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I always ALWAYS want oatmeal when I see KERF oatmeal. Come to Boston and make me a batch? Thank you very much :)

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27 Kara January 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Sleeping in until 9am sounds fantastic…I’d settle for sleeping in until 6am! Babies love early mornings! I need someone to make me such great looking oatmeal too :)

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28 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 30, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Glad Matt’s back safe! Have a nice relaxing day :D

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29 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Yummy! I wish muesli was gluten free so I could try it but unforch I can’t find any that is! Happy Sunday, Kath!

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30 Katherine: Unemployed January 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

do you still have the buddah bowl? I haven’t seen those lately and used to be obsessed with wanting one

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31 KathEats January 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Yeah! I used the Ramen bowl just this week (the green one).

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32 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) January 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm

That looks like an extra special pot of oatmeal! So happy for you that the hubby is back home : )

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33 Sana January 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Enjoy the day with your man!

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34 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) January 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

It is so nice to sleep in sometimes, but it does make the morning disappear.

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35 Simply Life January 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Looks like a great morning!

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36 Lauren at KeepItSweet January 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

What a wonderful way to welcome home Matt!

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37 Mom January 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Well let’s see him!

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38 Allison @ Happy Tales January 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Yayyyy I’m so glad to see that Matt got home all safe and sound!

Enjoy your lazy Sunday together :)

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39 Namaste Gurl January 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

How fun to have Matt home now- I bet it’s different as your no longer the single- lady heading the house! Enjoy your day :)

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40 Camille January 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I bet you are so glad to have Matt home! Have a nice Sunday!

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41 Amy at TheSceneFromMe January 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Oh my, if that vanilla has a little taste of marshmallows, I have got to get some! Where did you find it?

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42 KathEats January 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

It was a gift from the GH partners room!

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43 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

What a fabulous bowl of oats! Glad you guys have the rest of the afternoon to just unwind and enjoy the day. Those are so very needed now and again. :D

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44 Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl January 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

What a great lookin’ bowl o’ oats! I had something similar this morning with homemade blackberry jam (homemade by my cousin, not me – I wish I had half of her hiddent talents). Amazing! :)

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45 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

All your pictures really make me want it to be breakfast again!!! Those oats look fantastic :D

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46 lauren @ spiced plate January 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm

i love oatmeal for being so accepting of other flavors and foods. I actually love oatmeal for everything it is. We had it mixed with veggies the other night, and it was still delicious.

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47 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Yummy, that granola looks nice and crunchy! :)

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48 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I really tried sleeping in until 9 this morning but couldn’t…that’s what Sundays are for!

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49 Kayla January 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Oh I really want to try that Great Harvest spread. Yum!
Welcome home Matt!

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50 Meagan January 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

It must be so nice to have Matt home safe. I was flying yesterday too. I saw the numbers 12 (mine) and 26 (yours) and thought of you! All of the baggage loading equipment had numbers on it!!

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51 Kelsey January 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

the new font on your header looks nice! we had a leisurely sunday morning too!

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52 Anne (butter and bear) January 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Enjoy a lazy Sunday with your hubby!

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53 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Glad that Matt is back at home! I would love to come home to a bowl of KERF oats!

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54 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 30, 2011 at 4:04 pm

vanilla that is a hint more marshmallow…oh i am in SEARCH!

i loooooove marshmallows and anything related to them :)

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55 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm

What a lovely start to the day!

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56 Joy January 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Matt is a lucky man! I’d love to wake up to that for breakfast!

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57 Hannah January 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Oh, how sweet that he requested your oats!

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58 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Sundays are supposed to be lazy! Enjoy it. :)

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59 Christin@purplebirdblog January 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I’ve had my eye on that vanilla for a while now! Love to hear that its so mallow-y!

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60 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Sundays are for being unproductive… or maybe that’s just me :)

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