Good morning and happy hump day! I am so delighted to be relaxing (finally!) and am soaking up the next few days of complete freedom before my internship officially begins. I left for home yesterday, but snapped a beautiful shot of my campus before I left, as it was a gorgeous day!
Going to a school right on Lake Michigan has its perks
Back to the food! I woke up this morning refreshed with just a minor bout of jet lag. So I did the only logical thing and made myself a mug of Coffee Cocoa – HomeStyle!
I spent the morning watching my brother’s 8th grade graduation on video and helping my mom pick out some doors for the new house (they are currently building – so exciting!). After a while I started getting hungry so I made myself a bowl of oats!
This bowl of oats was amazing – and something new! I used 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1 full cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (a first because I usually use 1/2 cup water), 1/4 cup blueberries (mixed in while cooking so you can’t really see them in the picture), 1 tbsp flax, 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, a handful of Quaker Oat Squares (yum!), and a handful of fresh blackberries! I also sprinkled some hot cocoa on top! The result?
Holy oaty goodness!! It was probably the most amazing bowl of oatmeal I’ve ever had – and that’s saying something! I really liked the sweetness of the blackberries – I’d never had them in oats before, but they will definitely be making a repeat appearance! The Quaker Oat Squares added the perfect amount of crunch!! I also loved the bowl I ate them in:
Very Southwestern (where we are!)
My brother and I are planning a trip to the pool today – wow, I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be planning a trip to the pool instead of a trip to the T.V. station and homework! Other than that, I’ll just be lounging around – ahh, I just can’t help but talk about it because it’s been SO LONG since I’ve had some real time to relax!!
I hope everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday!