Of course oatmeal was my first breakfast love. I’ve had other affairs with smoothies, dough boys, yogurt bowls, pancakes, overnight oats and lately, French toast. But when I do have a big bowl of stick-to-your-ribs hot whipped oatmeal, it reminds me why it’s the best breakfast around!
Today’s bowl was whipped banana oatmeal made with the usual suspects: oats, milk, water, chia seeds, banana, vanilla, pinch of salt. Plus 1/2 cup pumpkin stirred in at the end of cooking (I like mine pumpkin-y!) and topped with coconut chips, cinnamon and a dollop of crunchy cookie butter.
It took me about seconds to froth the milk in my coffee mug today, and I enjoyed it so much. Remind me to do this more often! I have a $2.99 frother from IKEA, and I heat the milk for – you guessed it – 26 seconds, then froth it and pour the coffee on top.
Maze and I spent the morning in and the afternoon out, reading, running errands and the like. I’m as sad as you are that I didn’t get any cute photos of him today. Sometimes my camera just doesn’t leave my tripod
I try to have a salad for lunch on most days – it’s the best way to get a bunch of veggies in. But today I was feeling a sandwich and think I should eat them more this was so chewy good. Delicious layers of hummus, seaside cheddar, pickles and spinach with some TJ’s spicy mustard. It was gone way too fast.
On the side: some tortilla chip crumbs from our New Year’s party that needed to be eaten.
And a pear. I don’t like eating whole fruit if I can slice it up – so much easier to eat this way.
Matt came home before dark, and I was able to sneak away on a run! 3-something miles at dusk. One of my best yet.
Fueled by clementines.
Tonight’s dinner was IN-credible:
Into the blender went:
- 3/4 cup cilantro
- 3/4 cup parsley
- 1/2 of a poblano pepper
- Juice of half a lemon (lime probably would have been better)
- Garlic gold crunchy nuggets (to avoid raw garlic breath)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
I LOVE fresh herbs but don’t cook with them much because they are hard to manage in the kitchen. One of our goals for 2013 is to establish a great raised bed herb garden in our backyard (last year we chose a too-shady spot and they all died : ( )
This sauce was bright and bursting with flavor and tasted amazing on the fish.
We also made a dish of Mama Pea’s Cracklin’ Cauliflower, which is always a hit.
And last but not least: a Rosemary Garlic roll from Great Harvest –
A dinner worth repeating!