December 16, 2011

As far as I know the milk in my fridge is still good.


But what was spoiled was the plot of The Hunger Games.

Last night I got into bed with Book #2. I started reading, shocked by the scenes described in the first few pages. I couldn’t believe so much had happened since the games concluded.

I read 13 pages with my jaw dropping.

And then I realized I had Book #3 in my hands.


I threw it down and immediately went to sleep, hoping to forget everything I read. I LIVE for plots, so I sure hope the words I read don’t ruin Book#2 for me.


Everything was in the right order for breakfast this morning. My pumpkin overnight oats were served in this darling jar Sam sent me! [Found the company here.]


Such a perfect container for overnight oats!



Pumpkin Overnight Oats

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana
  • Pinch cinnamon + all spice + salt
  • Cville Cluster on top
  • A spoonful of TJ’s Cookie Butter

Mix everything but granola together and set in fridge overnight. Add toppings in AM and eat. Microwave for 20 seconds to take the chill off if you desire!


COFFEEEEE! Writing about my french press yesterday had me craving a steaming cup of coffee. I’ve been really, really happy with my switch to tea. I don’t have any of my caffeine side effects that I did when my cup of coffee turned into 2 mugs of jitters for the past few winters. But of course I still love coffee [and don’t think there’s anything wrong with enjoying a cup or two a day if you can take it!] so I made one, froth and all!



Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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1 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

oh no! i hate when a plot is spoiled… movie, tv show, book… you name it. my sister always used to read the last page of the book first. what?!

cville cluster looks especially delicious this morning :)


2 [email protected] December 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

Oh noooooo!! When a book is dragging, I always sneak a peak at the last page of the book and read A word or two…and then regret it. Love the first shot of the coffee pouring!


3 HRCK December 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

Oh my gosh! How irritating! I hope the sleep wiped your memory clean.

I, on the other hand, am guilty of reading the end of a book first sometimes. Or if a plot is very involved, I’ll hop on Wikipedia and read the whole summary and then get back to the actual book. Not that into suspense :)


4 Khushboo December 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

That jar really is ideal for overnight oats! Happy Friday, Kath!


5 Krissy @ Shiawase Life December 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yum coffee!!


6 mrs.mfc December 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

You will still really love book two!! That definitely stinks that you know how the third book starts but I don’t think it will take too much of the excitement from book two. Still intense!!


7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 16, 2011 at 8:59 am

Your french press looks like it’s floating in the top right pic of the montage!

I’m having my favorite OIAJ – made in the end of a Biscoff jar! Best Friday breakfast treat ever.


8 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

Oh, no! Sorry about the book! Hopefully you can forget what happens!

I love french presses! The first time I ever had coffee like that was in Disney World :)


9 Alex December 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

Ha,ha, these jars are used by probably every grandmother in Germany to make jam!
We actually use “weck” as a verb for making food last by cooking it in jars, I never knew it was actually the companies name.
Looks delicious by the way.


10 kelsey @ living the gluten free life December 16, 2011 at 9:07 am

I LOVED the Hunger Games – but you must have been quite confused reading the first few pages of the third after the first! There are so many plot twists in the second, and you could never guess them all even knowing how the third begins! Good luck forgetting ;). And I LOVE your Dean & Deluca mug every time I see it – I need to find one.


11 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio December 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

That really stinks that you picked up book 3. I hate it when I do stuff like that.


12 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco December 16, 2011 at 9:12 am

Don’t worry. I think your plot is safe. 😉


13 wymberley December 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

I LOVE that jar. Love. Have you made your oats with eggnog yet? Sooo good.


14 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

I forgot to buy it!


15 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning December 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

I second that. Eggnog is awesome in overnight oats!!


16 itsrobfiasco December 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

i just finished the 3rd book last night! enjoy the 2nd book. it’s amazing!!


17 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

I add chia seeds to my oatmeal too! Love the volume they add. I am doing a post tomorrow on how healthy chia seeds are, they really are a superfood!


18 Jessica December 16, 2011 at 9:18 am

What a cozy, comfy and fueling way to start your morning..all that’s missing is a good book. Oh, right…sensitive subject right now =)….good luck on book 2 and know that it’s me with the banana rushing out the door while you have a warm nutty pot of goodness to feast over. TGIF!


19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 16, 2011 at 9:26 am

I don’t read many books these days unless they involve the See Spot Run or Very Hungry Caterpillar variety…so no chances of anything getting spoiled for me but that is the worst feeling…it would be like watching the episodes of the Real Housewives on my DVR in the wrong order. lol And yes, Bravo and the E! channel are very educational programming :)


20 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

I love your Bodum press!! Haven’t read Hunger Games yet but with so much talk about the books, I think they’ll be my next reading project. :) Happy Friday!


21 Cait's Plate December 16, 2011 at 9:31 am

Oh NO!!!!! That’s so sad about the hunger games!!! Hopefully it won’t take away from your Book #2 enjoyment!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that jar – it definitely is the perfect overnight oats vehicle 😉

Happy Friday Kath!


22 Ilana December 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

Isn’t finding out HOW the final outcome happens way more interesting than just the end, though? If so, we wouldn’t have books, or stories, or anything interesting at all, we would just know everything. I usually like to read the end of the books first, knowing how it ends absolutely has no bearing on how I enjoy the book. If it’s a good plot – which spans the ENTIRE story, btw!! – then it’s a worthy read. If only the end is exciting, isn’t that a waste of paper?


23 Tracy December 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

I did the same exact thing with the Hunger Games Series!!! I was so bummed too. Turns out It didn’t ruin anything for me. Enjoy!


24 [email protected] December 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

My Mom always reads the end of a book first! I don’t understand that at all!


25 Dee December 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

Oh no! I hope Book# 2 wasn’t spoiled for you!

I love your jar! It’s SO cute!


26 Nicole December 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

My Bodum press is now RIP…he jumped out of my cabinet yesterday when I opened it and smashed into a million pieces! And it was my big 12-cup one too :(


27 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Bummer. Were you reading when I crushed mine with my HAND!? Ouch.


28 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

[PS. If you didn’t see, they are on sale at OpenSky today: https://opensky.com/katheats/product/bodum-brazil-coffee-maker—green-34-oz


29 Laughter-Loving Stacy December 16, 2011 at 9:47 am

Lol, that’s a bummer! But don’t worry, book two isn’t spoiled. :)


30 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot December 16, 2011 at 9:47 am

Oh man, I am so bad about ruining the plot for myself. 80% of the time, I flip to the end and read the last few pages to make sure the ending is satisfactory otherwise I will stop reading the book in protest – lol!! But I loved Hunger Games so much! Book two was probably my favorite so hopefully you can forget enough to enjoy it!


31 Lee December 16, 2011 at 9:47 am

OH, that sucks. Reminds me of this – I “liked” the show Dexter on Facebook. I was always one season behind due to not having cable and having to get the DVDs on Netflix. So I was in the middle of watching Season 4 (while Season 5 is on tv) and a facebook status update comes up that gives away the whole ending of Season 4. I was not pleased.

I have no idea why I just told you that.


32 Angel7 December 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

I love that jar!

Your pumpkin oats have some different ingredients from the ones I made last night. They sure are good, though :)



33 [email protected] Flying ONION December 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

I hate plot spoilers!! I hope you can somehow shove those words into the back of your head until you read through book 2!


34 Mom December 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

Gosh. That’s a shame. Plot spoiling doesn’t bother me so much, not sure why.


35 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

That’s the cutest little jar ever! Any meal would feel more special eating out of that. I think a trip to a Sur La Table type place is in my future!


36 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning December 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

I know that you buy a lot of books, but do you have a kindle or nook (or ipad I guess too)? Just wondering if reading books on an e-reader is as “enjoyable.”
I’m so obsessed with my french press- I haven’t used my coffee maker since I bought it. It just tastes soooo much better! (I even keep a mini one at work!)


37 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I actually rarely buy books, which is why I haven’t wanted a Kindle. Nearly all of my books are hand-me-downs or borrowed from friends. BUT – I did recently discover the Kindle App on my phone and LOVED reading a book that I did buy on it. Much more than I thought I would.


38 Elisabeth December 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I never thought I wanted one because I enjoy reading/having ‘actual’ books. However, I took the plunge 2 years ago & bought a Nook – I LOVE it! It’s great to have so many books available on a small device, anywhere you are. I still ready plenty of library books, too, but I wouldn’t be without it now. I actually just upgraded to the Nook Tablet & love it even more 😉


39 Christine @ BookishlyB December 16, 2011 at 10:15 am

Oh no! Luckily her recaps are drawn out and aren’t “this is what just happened, bam, bam, bam.” And if anythign was given away I’m sure it was stuff you would have assumed since it’s a trilogy 😉 Happy reading!


40 Hillary December 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

I think you’ll still love book 2. Go for it!


41 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings December 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

The only bad thing about books in series is the abject horror you described realizing — often too late — that you have the wrong book. AAAAAAHHHHHH! I hope it’s not spoiled for you! Have a great weekend as well :)


42 Hannah @ eat, drink, and save money December 16, 2011 at 10:27 am

So much happens in the second book that even though you read some of the third you will still enjoy all the plot twists and turns of the second. I promise!


43 Milli December 16, 2011 at 10:33 am

Your morning drinks always look so delicious! How do you froth your milk?


44 courtney December 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

Kath wrote in an earlier post that she uses an IKEA frother.
Too bad I do not have one nearby!


45 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Yup – it’s an IKEA frother


46 Kylie December 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

I’ve loved your Dean & Deluca mug since I seen it on your site. It’s a shame they don’t ship outside of the United States!

I’ve spoiled books and movies mostly due to the internet. So I stay clear of all that until I finish whatever it may be. Book 2 is definitely not ruined since there’s a lot more to it and was one of my favorites from the 3. I finished two of them within three or four days, they’re definitely entertaining!

Food looks great also!


47 Andrea @ MainelyVeggies December 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

I always wonder how you get your teas to have such a lovely foam and now your coffee too! please please share.


48 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I have a frother from IKEA


49 Jennifer December 16, 2011 at 10:44 am

My jaw dropped just reading what happened to you. (haha) I hope you forget about that so it doesn’t ruin book #2 for you.


50 Jen December 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

It WON’T ruin the plot. Don’t worry. Book 3 is completely different altogether and has many twists and turns by the end. You need to read the second book too to “get there”.


51 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy December 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

That little jar is to cute! Perfect for overnight oats!


52 Jen December 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

I finished book 2 yesterday and am starting 3 today. So Good!


53 Roxanne December 16, 2011 at 11:08 am



54 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 16, 2011 at 11:06 am

oh NO!!! SO sad!!! PLEASE forget it all and enjoy book #2!!! :)

your b-fast looks fantastic!


55 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats December 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

Oh noes! The 2nd and 3rd book are so very different! I hope you can enjoy the 2nd one just as much as the first still.

PS thank you so much for the android app advice yesteday! Little photo was exactly what I was looking for!


56 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles December 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

I love my french press…I treat myself every afternoon with a cup…or two. I know, it does get addictive!


57 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

Oh, no!!! Book 3, from what I remember was pretty different than 2 so I hope it doesn’t mess things up too much. I think you’ll still be surprised :)


58 elle @ nutritionella December 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

I just started Hunger Games! So sad – hopefully you forget what you read. :) I can’t wait to get to Book #2 though!


59 katie @KatieDid December 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Such a simple breakfast, love the look of the oats in that jar. Almost as cool as mason jars!
I wish I could jump on the tea bandwagon myself but it just doesn’t do it for me like coffee does. I need something more robust in the morning to slap me into reality.


60 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Oh no! I hate it when the plot gets spoiled for me! I remember when the 5th book HP book came out and had just started reading it, my friend was flipping through my copy and then said “Oh, it looks like Sirius dies.” I was SO mad at her! 😛


61 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! December 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Yum! That looks like such a delicious breakfast :)


62 Veronica December 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Hi Kath!
This comment doesn’t really relate to this post, but I wasn’t sure how reach you!
I’m going wine tasting with my girlfriends tonight, and I’m not sure how to be “diet-smart” about it, as to not overdo on the calories from alcohol as well as from the “bite-size” appetizers on the side. Do you have any advice?
Thank you!


63 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Don’t go hungry – maybe have a salad before you go so you don’t need to fill up just to make your dinner hunger go away. And only eat what you REALLY want. You can have cheddar cheese year round – but those homemade truffles? Eat those!


64 Veronica December 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Thanks so much, Kath!! I’m so excited to go wine tasting, and your tips will definitely help!


65 Kate December 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I was taking a children’s lit class this semester and we read the first Harry Potter book, and one of my classmates had just read it for the first time and really got into it and started reading the whole series. When the class was discussing it one day, my professor let a very important spoiler slip and my classmate was so horrified that she heard it, haha.


66 Mama Pea December 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Sorry to laugh at your pain, but I would totally do that. And then I would just skip book #2 altogether. :)


67 Janelle December 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

CUTEST jar ever !


68 Mai December 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Omg, the exact same thing happened to me! I was in the bookstore trying to find the second book, accidentally picked up the third and started reading. I was really confused to what was going on too, and then realized…nooooo.


69 Jennifer December 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Oh man, I would be so bummed if that happened!!! Book 2 is the best, IMO, so I hope you’re still able to enjoy it. I’m going to re-read them over my Christmas vacation.


70 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Haha don’t worry, the second book is really just a plot filler between the first and third anyway. It was my least favorite


71 Heather @ Run Eat Play December 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Hopefully you have runied the rest of the series! When the movie Sixth Sense came out, we got the movie times wrong and accidently walked in at the end when the guy realizes that he can see dead people – talk about a spoiler.

Love that jar – so cute!


72 jojo December 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I hate it when the plot is spoiled!
I get pretty upset when someone tells me what happens when i am watching a movie too, like 2 seconds before it happens..

Your overnight oat looks amazing as always. I still have not tried overnight oats yet, definitely on the things-I-want-to-do list!


73 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

You just reminded me that I bought one of those pots! I forgot all about it. I’ll have to give it a try over the weekend!


74 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com December 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Why am I the “only” one who has not read a page of the hunger games?!? I feel so miss out!!!


75 lazydaisy333 December 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I love TJ’s cookie butter! The problem is stopping at one scoop!
I’ve never tried overnight oats, but considering that I eat oatmeal every morning, I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks, Kath!


76 Sarah December 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Ugh, that’s awful – I am all about the plot too! I think there’s enough that happens in book 2 that reading those first pages shouldn’t ruin it for you – if anything, it will make you more excited to get to the end and get started on book 3 (again), lol!


77 Allison December 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Hi Kath, I was just wondering if you heat up your over night oats in the morning?


78 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I microwave them for 20 seconds to take the chill off, but I don’t eat them hot. Hot yogurt freaks me out!


79 Meagan December 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

That jar is GREAT!!


80 Baking Serendipity December 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

The froth in your cup of coffee makes me ready for morning and a cup of my own :) Boo for spoiled book plots…that kind of stuff drives me crazy! I loved the Hunger Games though and am willing to bet it’s still worth reading :)


81 Luv What You Do December 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I read the back of book 2 before finishing book 1 which totally messed me up. I have book 2 and 3 on my table now. Will make sure to pick up the right one for sure!


82 Janet December 17, 2011 at 12:45 am

I keep reading about your overnight oats – they have had me wondering. I finally read the post you did about the overnight oats. I was thinking you did them as I do (in the crock pot over night)… Not very true. I have never thought about eating cold oats before. Now all the stuff you add to your oats makes more sense since it is not not warm at all. LOL… Guess I just mis-understood.


83 KathEats December 17, 2011 at 7:19 am

Give em a try! Thick doughy texture :)


84 Lindsay December 17, 2011 at 1:13 am

I never understand the people that read the last page first…I want to be dumbfounded until the VERY END! I try not to listen, look, or anything concerning books or movies I want to get into. I have yet to start The Hunger Games, but know that when I do, I don’t want anything revealed!! Oh, and I LOVE the coffee press pouring shot, YUM so COZY!


85 phoebe June 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Would using 1/2 cup of pumpkin make it too runny? And in your other OO posts, would using 1/2 cup of fruit be okay, too? I really love fruit, but I don’t want to change the recipe too much calorie-wise. Thanks!


86 KathEats June 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I think either of those should be fine!


87 melissa August 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Great to find this blog! I am inspired!
One question- what size is your cute little jar? I think that this would make a great Christmas or birthday gift :) I would like to know the size and type that you used. It seems like the perfect size.


88 KathEats August 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I believe it’s the 744 1/2 L jar shown here: https://secure.cnchost.com/weckjars.com/productsDetail.php?category=4


89 melissa August 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thank you!


90 Christina October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Hello Kath! I am so glad I came across your web-site today while sneakily browsing for recipes on-line! I was excited when I saw “tribute to oatmeal”! I eat overnight oats every morning so when I saw your delicous variations, my heart leaped! I am especially excited to try the pumpkin overnight oatmeal this season :) When I get a chance, I will look over all of your recipes and hopefully find some new favorite things to make! I am currently attnding college and working my way toward a degree in dietetics also! Some day, I hope to have a blog-site such as this too! Have you ever seen the web-site “101 Cookbooks”, that’s another one of my favorites. Thanks for your passion for healthy living and for sharing these delicious ideas!


91 KathEats October 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Welcome Christina!!


92 Poornima June 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Is the pumpkin in this recipe cooked/ steamed? Or do you just dice raw pumpkin and put it in?


93 KathEats June 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm

It’s canned pumpkin, so yes it was cooked, but not by me


94 Poornima June 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

Haha. Thanks :). So technically this “canned pumpkin” you are talking about is just cooked and pureed pumpkin right? Just checking since I usually don’t like to buy canned foods & try making stuff by myself. Thanks again for your reply & for this great recipe! :)


95 KathEats June 14, 2013 at 11:29 am

Yes! You could use pureed sweet potato too


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