Running Water

May 3, 2012

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Two mornings in a row Matt has set his alarm to go for a run, but both times I have heard the shower running instead of his feet! But the bonus of this particular schedule is that I also hear the oatmeal pot clanking and know he’s making breakfast!

I know I’ve said it 100 times, but his oatmeal is so different than mine! But the true is, he makes classic whipped banana oatmeal and I’ve evolved into a more watered down, high volume version. I think I need to go back to basics because his is soooo creamy!

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1/3 cup oats, milk, water, pinch salt, chia seeds, banana and cottage cheese stirred in at end. Topped with Cville Clusters and almond butter. [My current version has double the water!]

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The clouds are hovering, but there is promise of warmth and sunshine in the day!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

If only my husband would get up before me and make breakfast – but then again he’d have to be ill to be out of bed before me at 5am! :)

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2 Molly @ RDexposed May 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

His and Hers oatmeal. Could it be the secret to a long-lasting, happy marriage?

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

Lucky you! I make mine thick like that too – it’s almost more like a batter.

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4 kaila@ healthy helper blog! May 3, 2012 at 7:52 am

I always go for more watery oats too! I guess I just like them a but soupy…if they’re to chewy and think they start to taste gummy to me :( Bleh!

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5 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 3, 2012 at 7:54 am

So sweet of your hubby to make you breakfast! I love that you both like oatmeal. :) My fiance hates the texture of oatmeal. I haven’t had it in so long. Perhaps this weekend, I will change that.

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6 Roxanne May 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

It’s summertime now, or almost, and my hot oatmeal days are over! But I may just try this one…

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7 ceecee May 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

Your Oats always look so good :)

I have a question about overnight oats – can you make them with hot water instead of milk as the liquid?
I leave in such a hurry in the morning and it would save so much time if I made the overnight oats the night before instead of cooking them in the morning.

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8 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

I would not add hot water because you are going to stick them in the fridge to cool right away – that might be too much heat against the yogurt.

Here is the overnight oats recipe. There is NO cooking what-so-ever. It takes 2 minutes to assemble. You could use water instead of milk, but it might just taste…watery.

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9 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 8:02 am
10 ceecee May 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

I’ll try it out, haha but I’m used to watery stuff since I don’t drink milk.

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11 Candice May 4, 2012 at 8:21 am

If you drink milk alternatives, try coconut milk. I use Silk’s Pure Coconut and it’s delicious in oats, overnight or hot. It makes them so creamy and delicious.

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12 Becca May 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

Banana oats sound fantastic right now :) yum!!

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13 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

thick and creamy oatmeal is my favorite! i add a whipped egg into my oats while they are cooking, and it gives them a thick, custardy texture. SO good!

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14 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 3, 2012 at 8:10 am

Now that’s a nice wake up call – oats!! Have a great day!

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15 susan May 3, 2012 at 8:14 am

I’ve a question about your house. Presently, I’m living in a two-storey with bedrooms upstairs – thinking about down-sizing to a bungalow similar to yours. Is there any issue with your bedroom being just down the hall from say, the kitchen, where there’s the potential for noise/activity ? Or did you adapt easily to this? Thanks in advance.

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16 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

Well since there are just two of us, it hasn’t been a problem. We usually go to bed at the same time. We also have two doors that divide the bedrooms from the living areas and when both are closed with a fan on, you can’t hear much.

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17 mary @ minutespermile May 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

i made overnight oats last night (eating them right now!) and put in a TON of water. came out soupy but still good. i’ll have to try making oats more matt-style next time!

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18 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 3, 2012 at 8:19 am

Oatmeal sounds so good right now. It’s cold and rainy here in NJ.

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19 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

hehe this morning i was much more in the mood for running a hot shower than 8 1/2 miles, but eventually i managed to force myself to the gym and get the run done first. feeling much better for it now! :) have a great day kath!

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20 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

I heart oatmeal! I had a bowl this AM with fresh strawberries and almonds and it was just to die for. Happiness in a bowl I tell you!

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21 Cait's Plate May 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

I would be all for the running water over the running if it meant a delicious breakfast served to me upon waking! :)

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22 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

It’s so funny how two people can make the same thing so differently. Sounds like a great start to the day Kath!

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23 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

I love mine nice and thick – I think the texture of mine would throw some people off!

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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

I wish I woke up to the sound of someone making my breakfast! Lucky girl! :)

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25 Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles May 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

Is Matt training for something or just running for fun/exercise? It’s great that you guys seem to have pretty much the exact same taste in foods- my boyfriend and I are so different, aside from dinner our meals tend to be different than one another so it doesn’t work for him to cook me breakfast very often

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26 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 8:55 am

Just for fun! He’s joining the gym too.

I wonder if it’s nature or nurture that we eat the same?

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27 Mary May 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

It’s funny that someone left a comment about you and Matt’s taste in foods. I recently introduced a friend to your blog and mention the same thing to her! My boyfriend is from Central America, and I’m from Dominican Republic and although rice is such a staple for both of our cultures, I typically stay away! I like enjoying a salad, veggies or even boiled yuca or plantains on the side and he’s much more stuck on our roots! Don’t get me wrong, he eats a salad and always picks off of mine but he always needs his rice and insists that we stick to that tradition! (I much rather stay away from the empty calories or limit my rice intake to once or twice a week rather than everyday!) So even though I don’t add any rice to my plate, I am always obligated to make some for him!

Since moving in together I have changed our diets to less fried foods typical in hispanic culture and he has been somewhat cooporative haha :)

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28 Kelly May 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

“his is soooo creamy”..that’s what she said! (I sincerely hope this doesn’t offend you!!!)

Breakfast looks good! I can’t not picture Matt violently whipping the oats after a previous post you made when you described how he made it. Makes for a good chuckle in the am!

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29 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

Ha.

I loved that video too!

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30 juli May 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

You’ve got me hooked on bowls!! Where did you get your bowl your using today? This morning I had your wonderful overnight oats in an almost empty sunflower butter jar! Wonderful!! I added frozen strawberries this morning and your crunchy buckwheat granola. Love it! I’ve made your granola several times and it always comes out great. My Dad just loves it, so when I make it I always take him a little mason jar full. Thanks for all your inspiration!!!

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31 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

I got this one at TJ Maxx or Kohls – one of those stores. I think it’s the Bobby Flay line!

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32 Elisabeth May 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

I knew recognized that bowl! You definitely can get the Bobby Flay dishes at Kohl’s. They come in some other pretty colors, too.

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33 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

Morning oats look as delish as ever…even better when someone else surprises you with a bowl!

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34 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 3, 2012 at 9:23 am

Looks great!! I need to get myself some bananas. I haven’t had them in my oats for ages!

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35 Kelly May 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

I was thinking another reason why you like his oatmeal so much might be because you didn’t have to make it… like it tastes better simply because he made if for you. I seriously love salads that I didn’t have to prepare!

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36 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! May 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

Looks yummy as always. Definitely better than the protein bar I settled for this morning!

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37 Angel7 May 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

I think I would like the creamy version :)

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38 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

It’s amazing how one food can taste so incredibly different based on who makes it. Kind of like no one’s choc chip cookies will ever taste like my grandma’s :)

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39 Faith @ Gracefulfitness May 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

It’s the same story over here. I love it when Tate gets up first and makes the oats but his are so much thicker than my style that I usually let him serve first and I add more water. Not that I’m complaining because he also makes the coffee and puts away to dishes! :)

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40 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

I going to make some oatmeal now for a snack since yours looks so good and delicious!

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41 Marion May 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

I love love love that placemat! Where did you get it?

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42 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

Target!

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43 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} May 3, 2012 at 10:33 am

perhaps I’ll make breakfast for my aunt this weekend! :)

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44 Annette @FitnessPerks May 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

My husband makes eggs sometimes–that counts, right?! :) He’s a gem, but neither of us eat around the same time. But that bowl looks good!

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45 Christine May 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

So excited, I ordered ice tea spoons on Etsy (because I saw how great they are when eating oats on your blog!) and they arrived in the mail today…can’t wait to make some overnight oats in a peanut butter jar and use the new spoons! Thanks again for the inspiration!

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46 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Oh fun! Which ones did you get?

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47 Christine May 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I got two by Wallace in Falling Leaves pattern. They were only a few dollars each because I wasn’t sure what to expect (I don’t consider us New Englanders big iced tea drinkers, haha) so just hopped on Etsy and bought what I thought looked good. But I can totally see myself buying a whole bunch of different ones, they are really cute! Any suggestions?

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48 KathEats May 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

Cool! I have about 10 but I’m on the hunt for more. Etsy sounds like the best option

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49 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings May 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Whipped oats — so yummy! And so fortunate when they’re made for you :)

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50 Katie @ Happy Figs May 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Anything you don’t have to make yourself tastes a thousand times better! I can whip up a fancy meal and feel ho hum about it but if my husband makes one of his oh so basic stir fries and rice I will sit there going on and on about “o my gosh this is soooo good!” The husband rolls his eyes at me because he says I always make out that he’s a super chef when in reality he only knows hot to make 4 things.

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