Can I please have a moment of silence?
Thank you. Today, October 29, marks National Oatmeal Day. Yes, that’s right – a day completely dedicated to OATMEAL and amazing people such as Mr. Quaker. I found out via my daily Hungry Girl email – check out that link for some of their yummy recipes!
Of course, that meant a new oatmeal combination for breakfast to celebrate!
I’ve dubbed it Double Vanilla Almond Oatmeal, and it was finger lickin’ good – if you eat oatmeal with your fingers, that is 😉 I don’t personally – but I don’t judge, either!
Here’s the lowdown:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 small banana
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/8 cup Bear Naked Vanilla Almond Granola
It was SO. GOOD. ya’ll 😉 This was actually my first time trying egg whites in my oatmeal. I loved the way they fluffed up the bowl and even though they made the oatmeal a little “eggy” tasting, it wasn’t overpowering. Yay protein!
Of course, there was also a little Coffee Cocoa involved.
National Oatmeal Day was a success But I’ve gotta ask…
If you could sum up your view of oatmeal in three sentences or less, what would you say? All answers are welcome – even if you hate oatmeal with a passion (scandalous!). Again, I don’t judge!
I spent my morning shooting a health story for my reporter beat. Can I rant a little bit here? I made the decision a while ago that I don’t want to be a broadcast reporter. Don’t get me wrong – I love my journalism major. But I prefer the producing, behind-the-scenes aspect to the field reporting. So why the heck did I decide to be the health beat reporter this quarter? Honestly, I’m not sure. I like being on camera for the show, but that’s about it. I have a serious problem with overextending myself, and I often make rash, spur-of-the-moment decisions without weighing out the pros and cons. Then I regret it later and feel like I can’t get out of it because I’d be disappointing people. So I stress and stress just to appease others. I think I’ll stick it out for the rest of the quarter, but then it might be time to make a change. Does anyone else have this problem? If so, what do you do about it?
It’s always helpful to type stuff out like that. Thanks for bearing with me (or scrolling down, if that’s what you chose to do instead!). Let’s get back to the food. After I finished up my health story, I came home and made myself a delicious lunch.
I started with a yummy salad made with spinach, deli turkey, feta cheese and an Asian viniagrette. Lately this has been my go-to combination when I want something I know will taste good!
With my so-fresh-and-so-clean salad, I tried out one of my new Arnold Sandwich Thins – the whole wheat variety!
I used it to make a jellywich with Smucker’s Strawberry Jam. It was delicious!! I love the fact that these are so versatile – you can use them with sandwiches, hamburgers, as toast…the list goes on! And the taste is great – just as good as other Arnold breads I’ve tried and reviewed here. Yum!
Just look at that jam oozing out of the sammie!
After lunch, I did some homework, checked my midterm grades – 99.5 on my FINANCE midterm, wahoo!! – and caught up on some blogs (not done yet, but getting there!). Before I knew it, it was time for me to get all dressed and made up for my appearance on the newscast – again, I do like that part of the job description!! – and eat a little somethin’ to fuel me until later in the evening. I decided on a container of Fage 0% topped with a Clif Mini Chocolate Brownie bar and 1 tsp. maple syrup.
I think Greek yogurt + Clif + maple syrup is my favorite combination of all time. I love the sweet/tangy combination, and the chunks of “brownie” are such a treat!
The newscast went pretty smoothly, and overall I was happy with my performance. I always get the jitters right before I go on air, but I’ve gotten better recently thanks to some deep breathing I must look like a weirdo, but it really does help me feel more at ease!
It was pretty late when I got home, so I didn’t feel like eating anything too substantial. So I decided bring back the Humbecue Tortilla Pizza!
I would love it if someone would try this and tell me what they think. I’m just so curious because I’m a big fan of combining sauces, but I know plenty of people who aren’t – Bobby, for example 👿 So it’s always nice to know that I’m not alone!
After dinner, I had a yummy rice pudding cup.
And now I’m sipping on a mug of Decaf Coffee Cocoa while watching the newscast with K. She’s the anchor of the show, by the way – I’m so proud of her!
GET ON THE DE-LURKIN’ TRAIN!
I’m going to be a copycat and take a cue from Meghann and Erin to ask my lovely readers: who are you?! I know that some of you are readers, but not commenters – which is totally cool. But I’d love it if maybe, just this once, you could leave me a note and let me know what part of the world you’re reading from! It’d be so cool to see how far this blog reaches!! Please and thank you Much appreciation!