Stuffed With The Real Deal

November 8, 2008

Did ya know? 346 million bowls of oatmeal are consumed every year!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

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Backtracking to this AM….

I was so excited about today (and I have that killer body clock) that I woke up at 5:45 this morning with my mind racing. I figured I’d make my way down to the gym and use the time wisely. I found MizFit and Roni already on the ellipticals! The gym was really nice for a hotel. I spent about 40 minutes on the elliptical watching TV. It was great to sweat and I chugged water too.

I was cleansed inside and out this morning. First with my workout, and then with fabulous Aveda products in my fabulous bathroom! I sashayed around my hotel room in my robe looking at the city scape. So fun!

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While I was getting ready I made some hot water for tea in the coffee pot. I found a really good Earl Gray tea bag too.

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I didn’t think I could wait until 9:30 to eat so I snacked on some trail mix that I brought from home as well -

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Then we arrived at the Pepsi-Co Headquarters for the day to begin.

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And arrived to the Oatmealpalooza Bar!

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Today’s combo :mrgreen:

  • 1/2 packet Pumpkin Spice oatmeal (on the bottom – it’s good! Available only at Wal-Mart for a limited time)
  • Rolled oats
  • Steel cut oats
  • Splash soy milk
  • Golden raisins
  • A few walnuts
  • A few blueberries
  • Cinnamon
  • Organic PB!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to the event organizers for making my day!

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Plus coffee. I’m stuffed now!

We started the day with a talk by a food scientist who reminded us that steel cut, old fashioned, and instant oats all have identical nutritional stats. All are great for you!

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This Just In!!

Quaker is coming out with a PANCAKE MIX in January!!!

Tweet, Tweedle-dee-deet!

I’m on Twitter this weekend :) Follow me: KathEats.

(If you don’t know what Twitter is – go to www.Twitter.com and see what it’s all about.)

Healthy By Oats?

Has oatmeal changed your health? If so, email me at KathEats at Gmail.com.

Off to learn more about oats! (Better keep me from snacking – there are yummy things everywhere!!)

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1 VeggieGirl November 8, 2008 at 11:34 am

MMM, MMM, MMM!!! :-D

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2 eliza November 8, 2008 at 11:35 am

yummy looking oatmeal. oatmeal is defently the best way to start off your day!

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3 Christina November 8, 2008 at 11:43 am

ooooh, oatmeal pancakes, sounds delish!

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4 Mara November 8, 2008 at 11:44 am

Looks like a great time!!

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5 coco November 8, 2008 at 11:53 am

I’m so jealous of you Kath!!!
Enjoy for me!

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6 Erica November 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm

YAYYYYYYY I am so excited for their pancake mix! I make oatmeal pancakes every other week (actually we’re having them for dinner tomorrow) so this is just perfect for me! SO much fun! Quaker=the best!

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7 ashley (sweet & natural) November 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm

This looks so fun! BTW – I had some leftover pumpkin in my fridge, so I added it to my oats and banana this morning. First timer with that. Delish!

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8 Mel November 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm

enjoy the rest of the day! Looks like you guys are having a great time!

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9 Amy November 8, 2008 at 12:25 pm

What a truely amazing experience for you! This is right up your ally and Im so happy you get to go all out with oats today :D & Thanks for sharing the upcoming Quaker goodies!

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10 Angie November 8, 2008 at 12:32 pm

So jealous, wish I could be a part of this. All the goodies look yummy and it’s fun to learn more about oats from everyone Tweeting.

I mentioned it on Jenna’s blog but just in case anyone wants to keep up with everything from this weekend, all tweets with #quaker will show up on one page to make it easier to follow. Just go to http://search.twitter.com and plug in quaker in the search and keep refreshing throughout the day.

Have a great rest of the day!

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11 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm

ahhhhhhhh! this is sooooo cool ahahaa

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12 Marianne November 8, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Oatmealpalooza…awesome. Looks like fun!

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13 Megan November 8, 2008 at 1:03 pm

An oatmeal bar! What an amazing way to start the day! Isn’t that pumpkin spice oatmeal yummy?

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14 Julia November 8, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Wow, sounds like you are having a blast in Chicago! So many fun events to go to! And I must say I am slightly envious of the camcorder…. so cool!

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15 Oh She Glows November 8, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Oh my gosh it sounds like Quaker is really spoiling you all!!! The hotel sounds so fabulous and posh too.

Have a fun day- don’t forget to teach us everything you know when you return! lol

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16 Mom November 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Can you take a picture of your room? Thanks.

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17 Mom November 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Oh and The Talleys (childhood friend’s parents) eat oatmeal every single morning. Found that out today at Mrytle Boyce’s funeral. (Mrytle is a church lady who lived to be 93. I bet she ate oatmeal every morning too!)

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18 Kath November 8, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Mom,
LOL. Yes.

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19 Sami November 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Kath! This trip looks like a ton of fun. Are you staying in the Renaissance hotel? Looks like it from your view! Also, I have a type-writer-key bracelet just like yours. :). [I think that's what's on your wrist]. Enjoy your pampering!

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20 Kath November 8, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Sami ,
It’s the Hard Rock Hotel! And thanks – the bracelet says “Kath” :)

Kath

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21 Halie November 8, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Sounds amazing!

Is that a bracelet made of typewriter keys? I have one too!!

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22 Beth November 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm

ummmm how do i become a quaker blogger?! they wouldn’t even have to fly me anywhere….i am right here!!!

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23 Andrea (Off Her Cork) November 9, 2008 at 11:48 am

Wow what a fabbo time! How awesome is Quaker for putting on such an event. YaY Quaker!

Love your bracelet Kath! Are those typewriter keys? So cute :D

I’m with Beth, how can I become a Quaker blogger? LOL

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24 Di November 10, 2008 at 8:42 am

I’ve seen those bracelets but none as nice as yours – I love the bits in between the letters. Where did you get yours?

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25 Kath November 10, 2008 at 9:35 am

Re. Typewriter bracelet,
Glad you guys like it. It was a gift about 15 years ago from my cousin Anna who lives in California, so I have absolutely no. clue. where she got it :-)

Kath

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