Wednesday, June 22, 2016

6-22 On This Day

Working at my desk while the kids sleep. Should be working, but instead I'm trying to snap pictures of the bluejays rocking the bird feeder out front. They're way too big but they try. Land on the tiny perch and send the whole thing spinning. Grab some seeds (I assume) and head to a nearby branch. But when I stand at the window, ready with my camera, they hop into the leaves. They're smart birds. I'm sure there's a lesson there.

Breakfast of champions: overnight oats & giant coffee
I'm obsessed with these Quaker Overnight Oats recipes. Such an easy breakfast idea and healthy, too (oatmeal is still healthy, right?). Half a cup of oats (not quick cook), half a cup of milk, teaspoon of chia seeds is what I used for my base. Here's what I've tried so far:
  • Oats + 1/2 c frozen berries = a little too liquidy (from the fruit thawing) and needed some honey
  • Oats + 1/2 c diced fresh strawberries + few slices of banana = tasty
  • Oats + 1/2 banana, sliced + 1/4 c dark chocolate chips = YES, MORE PLEASE
All of these have been good but the banana chocolate chip was the winner by far. Going to try it again with chopped nuts for texture and also going to try some almond milk for variety.

The best part of this? You can make it in jars. I make a few at a time and keep them in the fridge, they were good for a day or two but I can't speak for beyond that. The kids even like it. Might need to get more jars.

1 comment:

  1. I love overnight oats in a jar! I lived on these last semester because it was the only way I could get in a good breakfast. I make mine with oats, Greet yogurt, chia seeds, milk, honey, cinnamon, and blueberries.