Ok, so I didn't make this, I found it online. But I really wish I had thought of it!
But seriously, there's at least 3-4 inches on the ground from last night, and it's been sleeting/freezing rain-ing on and off all day, so the roads are supa slick. YIKES! So I think I'll just use today to lounge around and catch up on some trashy reality TV good quality reading and posting!
So obviously with the nippy weather and cozy snow-day mood, I woke up really looking forward to a hot bowl o' oatmeal to hit the spot! As I was eating my cinnamon raisin Quaker Oats Quick Oats and catching up on some of my favorite health blogs, I found this recipe that I am DEFINITELY trying tomorrow! Remember how I tried to make a good pumpkin-flavored oatmeal and it didn't come out as well as I had hoped? Well ooooh mah gah, look how pump-tastic THIS looks (from carrotsncake.com):
"Baked" Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl; mix well
- Cook in microwave for 2 minutes
- Allow to cool before enjoying
How easy is that?! And GOOD-SOUNDING?! I was definitely meant to make this, because I just happened to pick up a can of organic pumpkin at the grocery last night! (which was an absolute zoo because of the impending snow storm...sheesh) I might even have to make it for a snack instead of waiting for tomorrow's breakfast...I'll let you know how it goes!
Another one of my experiments that happened yesterday (inspired by your AMAZING-looking banana filled with peanut butter and walnuts creation, Claire!) was a PBJ banana that actually turned out delishuss!
Peanut buttah and jelly bananie
And Claire, you're totally right - it is SO much funner (funner = a step up from "more fun") eating the banana like a sandwich! I really don't know why, but I don't care, I'm doin' it all the time now.
The only problem with this snik-snak is that it is insanely messy...like, the messiest food I've ever had. I literally had peanut butter and jelly dripping down my forearms (but don't worry, I didn't let it go to waste). I suppose that's because I jam-packed it full. But maybe scooping out the insides of the banana to make a little ditch for the filling would help, or even freezing the whole thing for a while to help it harden could be kewl (remember what I said about bringing that word back? Have you started using it yet??)!
Another issue that I ran into is that because the banana is slippery when you cut it open, it's really hard to spread the PB and have it stay in place. To help this, I just melted the peanut butter to make it softer and easier to lather on that sucker.
In a totally unrelated subject, I just had to share this picture with you.
Old Man Fonzie knows where you LIVE!
How creep-tastic is this picture?? I mean seriously, why the heck is he sitting like that?! Kenzie, Kate, and I really couldn't figure it out. Either way, I'm really glad I got a picture of it, because it is really freakin' weird and hilarious. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Anywho, I'm out for now to read and hang in with Joseph for a cozy snow-day :) Have a sweet Saturday! -Anna