Muffins are just too good to sit on the counter!
And this cottage cheese banana oatmeal was the best of the week! Can you see in the photo above it gets almost a shell on the top layer? I love that. Not sure how/why it happens. More investigating needs to be done.
- 1/3 cup oats, soy milk, water
- 1/2 banana
- ~2 heaping tbsp 4% Daisy Cottage Cheese
- 1/2 tbsp flax
- Pinch salt, cinnamon
- Crumbled Carrot Raisin Walnut muffin from Great Harvest
- Spoonful Almond Haze
The last of the Shenandoah Joe coffee was consumed.
Instead of milk this week we’re trying something new:
Here’s the deal: Organic milk is expensive, organic soy milk from Costco is shelf stable and cheap. Soy milk cannot go in coffee (don’t worry, I have tried every combo with no success). Therefore, for coffee we need something in the fridge in addition to soy milk. I don’t really care for skim milk in coffee (1-2% is my favorite) so I thought we could try bumping up to half and half, which is less expensive, comes in a small container and supposedly lasts longer. I use about 2 tbsp of milk in my mug so I thought maybe 1 tbsp of H+H would be equivalent.
Turns out I had to use the same amount as I do milk to get the creaminess that I want (which is really a thickness thing more than a flavor thing) and it didn’t really taste any better than 2% milk, so I don’t know if this is going to last.
We received this new toy in the mail to review. Honestly, when I got an email asking if I wanted to try a new food scale, I was going to turn it down. But then I saw that it comes in fun colors like red and was small, so I thought what the heck. Turns out I LOVE this scale – my favorite one we’ve ever had.
Old + New
I don’t really use my Saltar scale much anymore (it has turned into Matt‘s baking scale) but one thing I DO use it for is evening out a double batch of oats. I am horrible at eyeballing the portion (esp. if we use different bowls) and you KNOW we have to have even portions out of fairness!! So when I make I double batch, I measure the bowls by weight to ensure we’re each getting a fair share.
The pros of this scale:
- #1 and totally the best: it’s super lightweight!! Our Salter is very heavy to move around the kitchen.
- It’s small
- It measures to the one gram verses two grams on the old scale (Matt loves this for baking, I don’t really notice or have a need anymore)
- It’s very sensitive (the one old is not)
- It measures in pounds, KG, grams, and oz. (Same as the old one)
- It’s pretty inexpensive
- Red is cool!
So total surprise thumbs up in my kitchen book.
I’m excited for our run today!!