Long time, no recipe! My Baked Banana Oatmeal is one of the top recipes on KERF and I haven’t made it in ages. Years! Now that my baking bug has kicked in, I knew I wanted to make it for breakfast one morning. Put it in after nursing and take it out after my shower!
However, of course this fall had to be a pumpkin version!!
Recipe –> Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
This was soooo good! Gooey and pumpkiny and great hot out of the oven. It’s a cinch to make and bakes in 30 minutes flat.
Topped with melty Barney Butter frosting and some Autumn Spice Granola [NOW AVAILABLE online!!]
Served with some delicious coffee! Although I’m drinking mostly decaf (half caf when Matt is home), I’m LOVING coffee again!
Late morning we ventured out to meet my mother’s group!! I’ve been attending since I was just barely pregnant and have enjoyed watching these cute babies grow up! It was fun to introduce Maze and to hear about the sleep training and solid foods that they are now going through. It’s great to be a part of a group with older babies because I can watch, observe and learn!
Alice hosted and made this awesome apple bread, which I had a slice of
Along with some cucumber and hummus (around 1pm)
There was also some vino!! Although it never got opened. Hilarious before noon though.
Maze had a blast and slept on my chest for a good portion of the time.
Back at home I had a quick + simple lunch
Leftover chicken fried rice (Hillary posted both recipes in the comments from yesterday’s post!) mixed with chopped carrot and pepper and a bed of baby kale. Topped with spiced pecans!
My afternoon was spent on a crazy “organize the closet” project. I put away all of my maternity clothes (for baby #2 – we are hoping for about 3-4 years apart if we are lucky) and my summer clothes into the attic and unpacked my winter stuff. I am in this very weird stage where maternity clothes are swimming on me but a lot of my old clothes just feel too snug. I have about 3 pairs of pants that fit well and 20 pairs that fit un-well! I don’t want to go shopping, so I guess I need to eat less dessert : )
Afternoon snack: a pumpkin ball!
Matt and I went downtown for dinner tonight at the last minute when we got wind of a fun event at Fellini’s – live music and free beer sponsored by our radio friends at 106.1 The Corner.
We didn’t end up staying too long, but we did run into newlyweds Jess + Mike!
A spontaneous dinner out occurred.
We used to say “we’re about to have a baby better go out to dinner while we can” and now the mindset is “we’re about to have an older, crying, baby/toddler/child better go out while we can!”
FYI, everyone thinks Maze in his mohawk jacket is Matt wearing a puppy!
We found more live music at The Whiskey Jar that pulled us in! <3 Bluegrass!!
We enjoyed peanuts with our peanut. [I had to…]
Shared a mint julep [had to…]
I got a salad with spinach, egg, prosciutto and homemade ranch dressing
Matt got this huge BBQ sampler and we both shared bites
I had a bite of Pumpkin Bar when we returned home….what’s a few more days without my old jeans
[PSA: My blog server is migrating tonight, 10/17, from 9pm to about 1am EST. Everything will be down during that time and will hopefully come back soon!]