Working full time really hasn’t been that bad, but I have to say how totally awesome it is to be back in student/SAH blogger mode for a day 🙂
While Matt got dressed for work, I whipped up breakfast. Literally.
I did 3 different experiments with this bowl of oats, so it was kind of hard to evaluate them individually. I FINALLY remembered to try Chelsea‘s method of cooking the banana in the pot before adding everything else to get it a little advanced caramelization.
Ultimately I didn’t notice a difference, but like I said, I had too many variables!
The next variable was adding some sweet potato puree in lieu of pumpkin. Ashley says it’s creamier than pumpkin and she likes it a lot. I say that it tasted more like sweet potato skin than a roasted potato and prefer my pumpkin 🙁
Lastly, I added an egg white, at the beginning this time (actually I forgot in the beginning and added it midway through, but it wasn’t slimy like last time because I gave it a good 3-4 minutes of whipping. Hard to tell if it made a difference though!
The Final Mix
- 1/3 cup oats, vanilla soy milk (i’m out of milk!) and water
- Pinch salt, cinnamon, vanilla, 1 tbsp chia
- 1/4 cup sweet potato, stirred in at end
- 1/2 an egg white, stirred in 1/3 of the way through and whipped
- Crunchy Coconut Granola
- Toasted almonds
- Naturally Nutty Butter Toffee Peanut Butter!!
BREAKING NEWS: Naturally Nutty is in the Open Sky store!!!!! So excited on this one. Two 8 oz jars for $8.99.
Here’s what I wrote about it: "Naturally Nutty makes THE BEST nut butters!! They are a little gritty, yet still smooth, thick and very flavorful – almost like FROSTING!! I love the butter toffee for its sweet, caramel aroma. Flax + hemp seeds add nutrition and texture. One of the top 10 nut butters I’ve tasted for sure."
Today’s coffee du jour: Caftea Chocolate Cherry Cordial. Also coming soon to an Open Sky store near your computer 🙂
MAC + CHEESE
Back in December I developed a mac and cheese recipe for the new 30 Days 30 Ways With Macaroni & Cheese Blog. The recipe is up! Blue Cheese Macaroni & Cheese with Mushrooms and Kale
Today is up in the air. Some work, some play, some cooking, a workout.
Have a great Monday!