Polly Put The Kettle On

October 29, 2011

Because this is one.cold.house!!


Woke up this morning to see snow? sleet? on my car!! Nothing in the grass and it’s clearly raining, but my goodness this is odd for October!

And of course I just had to plan on freezing cold overnight oats last night!?


I put the jar in the microwave for 1 minute at power level 5 to take off the chill but not cook the yogurt and that seemed to work great.


The Mix

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Half banana
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup frozen fruit, added last night
  • This AM: Cville Cluster and some Sunbutter Crunch

Might have been cold, but it sure was good!


Another tea sample I just ordered from Adagio is Roasted Marshmallow. Obviously I had REALLY high hopes! It was good, but tasted more like a smoked vanilla …which I guess is toasted marshmallow!? Wish there had been more char, less smoke and more of that mallow taste. Still, I really liked it. Every tea of theirs has been outstanding. The flavors are so REAL.


Took me forever to get out of bed this morning due to the heat-less house. The heat is now ON and I’m debating what to do today. The rain isn’t making leaving the house very appealing, but I do have some things to do!


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1 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith October 29, 2011 at 8:56 am

It’s supposed to snow in Boston today! It’s October!


2 Amanda October 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

I heard we’re getting several inches in Boston according to the weather channel?! Hopefully it all melts. Not ideal for the trick or treaters!


3 Khushboo October 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

I’m surprised the yogurt doesn’t curdle after being in the micro- sounds good to me!


4 kaila @ healthyhelper! October 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

MMMMMM roasted vanilla marshmallow tea sounds incredible!!!!


5 Katie @ Raisins&Apples October 29, 2011 at 9:01 am

love that tea towel!


6 Cait's Plate October 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

It’s FREEZING where we are too (we’re actually expecting snow!) but those overnight oats still looks incredible to me. I always want to try taking the chill out of mine but worry it will cook the yogurt – good to know 1 minute is the magic number for doing so :)

Hope you have a cozy morning!!


7 val @ lots of dishes October 29, 2011 at 9:11 am
8 Kathryn October 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

this is more a comment for yesterday’s post…..but I was wondering what tour company Karen used for her bike trip to Italy? Was she satisfied with it?


9 KathEats October 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

She uses Vermont Bike Tours. http://www.vbt.com/

She’s been on 9 trips and said this one was by FAR the best!


10 KathEats October 29, 2011 at 9:11 am



11 KathEats October 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

(And that was for National Oatmeal Day!)


12 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl October 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

stay warm Kath!! this weather is crazy…I signed up for a 5K this morning…and totally bailed, because the weather here is awful!! Enjoy your day!!


13 Leslie October 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

Our house has been cold this week (62 one morning, up to 66 today) but we have this thing, where we try to wait until Nov. 1 to turn on the heat. I think we might make it, even though we’ve had freezing temps already here in Portland, OR recently. But I do agree, a cold morning makes it hard to eat a cold breakfast. Have a great day!


14 Ali @ Peaches and Football October 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

So glad you found a good tea company. I’ve bought so many kinds that sound delicious but fall a bit short.

We had a bunch of frost on the cars here this morning. I heard NY got actual snow. It can stay away from here as far as I’m concerned. I’m not ready yet!!


15 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

It’s freezing in our house this morning too! We’ve been trying to leave the furnace off for as long as possible, but I might just have to give in because I’m all bundled up and still cold. Winter is coming…


16 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

OMG snow already? I live in Canada and we don’t even have any here in Ontario yet! Having said that though, I caved ages ago and switched the heat on. I can’t believe you’ve lasted this long without!


17 janis October 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thanks for the link to the Adagio Teas, awesome website and now must decide what to try!
Keep up the reviews. N’oreaster just missing my part of NY.


18 Marie@feedingfive October 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

It’s warm here, but dark. I have to leave my comfy home as well to set up for our annual church Halloween party. Someone’s gotta do it.

Sorry about the tea, I hate when expectations are high and then….sigh.


19 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

Good idea heating the oats… I never think to change settings on my microwave!


20 Krystina (Organically Me) October 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

Ok, no, seriously, I NEED this tea!


21 Katherina October 29, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Come to Dandy, I’ll blend you something fun!


22 Krystina (Organically Me) October 31, 2011 at 12:23 am

I will! I’ve been meaning to get down there for a while now (I live in Winter Park so it’s a little trek). When are you working?


23 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 29, 2011 at 9:55 am

our heat is kicking too, it’s in the 30’s and we’re getting 8-12 inches today in NY!


24 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

No, snow, hold off a little longer! It’s only October! It’s been freezing by me, too, and I just discovered that I can control the heat in my dorm room–score! You can bet I’ve been cranking it lately..


25 lynn @ the actor's diet October 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

it’s brrrr in cali today too! at least in my house…


26 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

It’s raining/snowing here in New Jersey. We have a wedding to go to. I do NOT envy the poor bride today!


27 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 29, 2011 at 10:40 am

You have the most awesome sounding teas!


28 Angel7 October 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

Your tea actaully looked like a marshmallow if it was melted and in liquid form :) — thanks to the froth!



29 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

Dang I need to order some teas! All the flavors you’ve mentioned lately sound so good! Looks like a perfect start to the day!


30 Hope October 29, 2011 at 11:02 am

I hear you with it being freezing outside! It’s currently snowing outside here in PA! They are huge flakes too! It’s way too early for this. I’m loving the tea talk. I’m not a huge tea drinker. I usually drink green tea everyday but I’d like to branch off into flavored teas. They sound great :)


31 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

It is totally chilly here–but sunny. LOVE it :)


32 katie @KatieDid October 29, 2011 at 11:58 am

you have the most enticing tea flavors. I don’t even like tea very much but yours sound soo amazing. Have a fun day!


33 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

we took the plunge and turned our heat on this weekend as well! i bore the cold as long as i could, but when i woke up to 61 degrees, said enough is enough.


34 Tracy October 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I agree with you about Adagio teas. I’ve tried so many teas and their flavors are the best! They are probably my favorite with the exception of Zhena Gypsy’s Coconut Chai.


35 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I can’t believe how cold its getting! Breakie looks great :)


36 Emily K October 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Oh gosh! The CVille Cluster! I ordered some through Open Sky and absolutely loved it! Will you be selling it again? I would buy it as gifts for people! Sooooo good!


37 KathEats October 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Most likely, yes, just not sure when


38 Elisabeth October 30, 2011 at 5:25 am

I need some more, too 😀 Hope you will sell again sometime!


39 skinnyrunner October 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

the only flavor i used to get in my lattes was toasted marshmellow. takes me back to when i drank coffee in high school only to be cool. awh, the good ol days.


40 Sarah October 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

i’m over the mountain in harrisonburg, and we woke up to snow everywhere! welcome to virginia… in october? what IS this?!


41 KathEats October 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Our sun is out now!


42 Maria October 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Am trying to learn about combining proteins, and I note that you usually combine grain (oatmeal) and seeds (chia). Apparently the peanut butter also adds a lot of nutritional value, so I understand (I think) how you get a high protein breakfast.

Am looking for help with a high protein lunch that includes no animal fats.

Question: Apparently beans and corn combined also make a complete protein. Since most packaged tortillas have some chemicals in them, what do you think about 1/2 cup of beans (usually Trader Joe’s organic black beans) eaten with one serving of Trader Joe’s Organic Longboat Corn Chips? (Recently read an article that said 1/2 c. of beans a day will add lots of fiber and protein, and no or very low fat, so am trying to incorporate that into my diet at least 3 days a week.)

Thanks. (Love the photos. Stunning street scenes.)


43 KathEats October 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Hey Maria,
I think the beans with corn chips sounds ok – I don’t know those chips to know what their nutrition facts are, but you might also consider making some cornbread muffins to have too?


44 Maria October 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Cornmeal muffins (usually) have flour, milk and eggs, all of which I am trying to avoid for lunch.

The TJoe’s chips are 7 g fat but only 0.5g is saturated fat, also 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Ingredients: organic stoneground white corn, oranic canola oil and/or organic soybean oil and/or organic sunflower oil plus salt. So, mainly corn and oil.

Because the chips are mainly corn with no animal products, I thought they would fit my goal better. An additional goal is less total volume of food, so why would I add flour, egg and milk? Perhaps there is something that I’m missing.

Thanks, Maria


45 TeenyLittleSuperChef October 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I don’t care what season it is, overnight oats are always delightful for breakfast. Even if I have to put on an extra sweater and gloves so as not the freeze my buttookas off. I can’t believe you guys are getting snow already. Wasn’t it just summer? I’m totally not ready for this.
Stay warm!


46 Sarah J October 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hi Kath, where do you get these great tea flavors? I LOVE tea and would love to spice up my morning (or evening) mug a bit. Thanks!


47 KathEats October 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I linked to it in the post – Adagio teas.com


48 Sarah Jamo October 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Thank Yous! missed that the first read


49 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Oh my gosh, I hope that snow isn’t headed our way! I’m not ready for winter!


50 Katherina October 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Adagio has a lot of great resources including teaclass.com if you ever want to learn more about tea. I love their interactive website, and yes their teas are awesome.


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