Today’s Mom walk was quite the adventure…we crunched the dry, Fall leaves that were covering the sidewalks, said hello to a stray kitten with bells on her collar and passed by a giant man wearing a flesh colored ski mask?! I’m not saying all men who walk around at 5:30am in flesh colored ski masks are up to no good, but it was…creepy! What safety precautions do you take when working out alone? I always carry a cell phone and never go out alone if it’s very early or very late!
At any rate, we made it home safely and I couldn’t WAIT to have breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.
After I spotted a whole display of Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin on sale at the grocery store this weekend, and picked up several cans, I knew it would be the very first thing I’d make.
Last night I whipped up a batch of the oatmeal, baked and let it cool. I sealed the two servings it made in a blanket of plastic wrap and let them settle into the fridge for the night. This morning I pulled one out, warmed in the microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds, and dug in.
This baked oatmeal is simply the best. Chewy, tender, creamy, ever so sweet and packed with those quintessential “pumpkin pie” flavors. If you still haven’t tried this recipe – what in the world are you waiting for?! :D
Now, I have a confession…50% of the reason why I buy sirloin steaks is so I can save some to make one of my favorite salads for lunch the next day: Steak & Spinach Salad!
That’s a bed of baby spinach, sliced sirloin steak & dried cranberries.
Chewy, salty, sweet = tastiest and most satisfying salad I make. Feta cheese is also a great addition, but alas, I have none!
So last night, sweet-as-pie, fellow blogger Lauren at Say What You Need to Say passed on a fun little questionnaire for me to fill out! Never one to pass down a good questionnaire, last night I went to town. Fun!
Where is your cell phone? Next to my left hand
Your hair? Long-ish and dark brown
Your mother? One of my best friends
Your father? Would do anything for his family
Your favorite food? Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Seriously, I am 6
Your dream last night? I usually can’t remember mine…rats
Your favorite drink? Oh, too many to name really. I do enjoy a good vanilla Chai.
Your dream/goal? To live in Cali and wander around farmer’s markets all day
What room are you in? Kitchen
Your hobby? Blogging, cooking, finding fun stuff for Ben & I to do