Dog Days

August 22, 2010

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us. What day of the week is it?!

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We slept late this morning and filled our bowls with oatmeal.

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Bananaless oatmeal :( Everytime I make oats without a banana, I am shocked by the texture difference. Even with tons of chia seeds!

The oat mix for one included:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 a plum, stirred in near end
  • Peanut butter pretzel crumbles ( <– have been dreaming about this for 2 weeks now)
  • Coconut butter blob
  • Bella Eats jam blob
  • Sunflower butter blob

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Brew Ridge Music Festival hot coffee – mm!

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Happy Sunday?

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1 holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

Happy Sunday? For me this is Lazy-stay-in-bed-all-day-because-I-am-super-tired Sunday.

Enjoy your day Kath!


2 Meg August 22, 2010 at 9:14 am

I feel the same way about my oatmeal – just not the same without banana. You’ve gotta stock up 😀 Hopefully the peanut butter pretzels made up for it? 😉

Enjoy your Sunday, Kath!


3 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 22, 2010 at 9:14 am

VERY happy Sunday!! I jsut ran 13miles and feel ACE, and now I’m eating a cinnamon raisin swirl PB English muffin – dreamy 😀 I hope yours is good!


4 Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

Bananas really are the key to stellar oatmeal!


5 Angie August 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

Beautiful breakfast, Kath! Your oatmeal recipe rocks….I never knew oats could be so good!

Have a great “Sunday”!


6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

We slept until almost 9am this morning and it felt great! I hope you have a great day!


7 Kristy @ August 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

I’ve never had my oats without a banana, and I hope I never find out what it’s like without one! 😉 Yay for Sundays!


8 Wei-Wei August 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

Loving your toenails. And oatmeal is just different without banana… I like really thick oats. 😀 Happy Sunday! I’m just about to go to bed 😉


9 barefootgirl August 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

I’ve just recently found your blog & love it! Good stuff! You & your hubby are downright adorable :) Happy Sunday!


10 Britt August 22, 2010 at 9:35 am

I hate oats without banana :(
Strange question, I just used my brand new camel pack for this first & it didn’t come with cleaning instructions…how do you go about cleaning yours?


11 Kath August 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I just flush it well with water after use. If it’s really dirty I would use dishsoap in the same fashion.


12 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 22, 2010 at 9:37 am

Happy Sunday Kath. I hope you have a relaxing Sunday.


13 [email protected]:// August 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday.


14 Angela (ohsheglows) August 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

hehe I love how thick and crunchy the grass is in the South!


15 Sarah @ SeaEatsArt August 22, 2010 at 9:45 am

Happy Sunday to you too! I hope you enjoy the day!!


16 Callie August 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

Happy Sunday! :)
I never have oats without banana. They just seem so bland without.


17 faith @ gracefulfitness August 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

Happy Sunday indeed! Nice work on the oatmeal toppings!


18 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) August 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

That’s funny that you say about it not having a banana. I have never even tried a banana in my oats and I eat it almost everyday. Does it make it creamier or what?


19 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

Rainy, sleepy Sunday here in upstate, NY!! I like rainy summer days, though. :)



20 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 22, 2010 at 10:17 am

I rarely make oats without a banana either. They’ make them so much creamier! Happy Sunday!


21 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 22, 2010 at 10:20 am

Lazy Sundays are the best! Enjoy!


22 Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 22, 2010 at 10:29 am

I always go through banana-withdrawal if I don’t have at least one banana a day. But, it makes the next banana I eat even more satisfying!


23 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

I LOVE Sundays! Your breakfast looks absolutely delicious. I’ve never actually tried oatmeal WITH bananas (I know, probably a shocker!) but your comment about the texture has got me curious now! :)


24 Britta August 22, 2010 at 10:37 am

Bellissimo :)


25 Elle (A Galley Slave) August 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

That coconut butter blob looks very inviting. Going to have to try that.


26 Liza @ Health Nutting August 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

Once I learned from you about whipped banana oatmeal, I can never return! It’s just not the same :) hehe


27 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 22, 2010 at 10:54 am

Very happy Sunday! :) the sun is shining for the first time in what feels like days here in southwestern VA! :)


28 Camille August 22, 2010 at 11:24 am

Banana oats can’t be beat!


29 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 22, 2010 at 11:25 am

Hate it when I’m out of bananas! I usually try to slice some up and store them in the freezer for smoothies and such but hate it when those run out as well:) Have a fabulous day!


30 Ashley August 22, 2010 at 11:26 am

I haaate bananaless oatmeal!!! :)


31 Marina August 22, 2010 at 11:26 am

I don’t like bananaless oats :(

Unfortunately, not very happy Sunday :(
I just hope tomorrow we’ll be better.
I hope you’re enjoying yours 😉


32 kate August 22, 2010 at 11:43 am

I love sleepy Sundays & bananaless oatmeal!


33 A Teenage Gourmet August 22, 2010 at 11:47 am

I like your new layout, espcially the “Catching Up On Posts?” That’s exactly what I’m doing right now!


34 [email protected] August 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I agree with you about the oats. The taste and texture is so much better with the addition of banana!


35 Vivi August 22, 2010 at 12:35 pm

cute pedicure!


36 Chelsey August 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

ooo i would never EVER do bananaless oatmeal. the bananas totally make it!!!


37 Kim August 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Your oats always look amazing!! I found your blog relatively recently and your posts are both entertaining and inspiring!


38 Nicole - yuppie yogini August 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Do you mind sharing what camera you used last night at the festival? I know that the camera is only part of the equation with the other being your photography skills. Those pictures are unreal!!


39 Kath August 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm


It’s a Canon DSLR XSI but the money shot is the Canon 50 mm 1.8 lens.


40 Lauren @ 40Apples August 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Banana-less oats… ahh I know the feeling! So NOT the same :-\

Your pics of the fest were pretty amazing – looked like such fun!


41 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm

oats without bananas are like a night without stars


42 Jill August 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm

What kind of sunflower butter are you using? Today’s breakfast, as usual, looks amazing! I’m so sad Summer is almost over, but I’m enjoying this lazy summer Sunday while I can. Have a great day, Kath!


43 Kath August 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Trader Joe’s


44 Hannah August 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Peanut butter pretzel crumbs… be still my beating heart. Maybe that helped you forget about the lack of bananarama?


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