Boy was it icy this morning! I went out for an easy 5 mile run only to find out that the sidewalks were basically ice rinks. Talk about frustrating. I tried to run in the streets when possible but sometimes they weren’t much better than the sidewalks, plus I had to avoid buses and other cars. I finished the run, which I guess is the important part, but I never really got any momentum, I felt like I was going half-speed the entire time :/.
Breakfast sure did make up for the sub-par run though .
I’ve been wanting to try one of Katie‘s baked oatmeals for awhile now but never had individual ramekins or small baking dishes. However, when I was in Michigan last week, I found a couple in my mom’s cupboards that she said I could have. Score!
I got to work after my run mixing the ingredients for the Banana Baked Oatmeal. I followed the recipe pretty closely and used the suggested coconut oil and a bit of truvia (do not omit the oil, so good!). I also added a touch of vanilla extract and some cinnamon.
I popped the mix into the oven, jumped in the shower, and by the time I was done my oatmeal was ready! I let it cool for a minute or two and then removed it from the baking pan and topped it with some cookie butter and banana slices (the remaining banana from the recipe). I ate it with some super strong Kahlua coffee that I got in my Christmas stocking.
Please make this recipe now, it is so yummy, and I savored every bite
After walking to and from Trader Joe’s, Ian and I were ready for some dinner. We still have leftovers from Christmas so I reheated some chili (veggie for her and turkey for him) and shredded some cheese for topping.
I didn’t have a whole lot of chili leftover, so I also made some poor man’s carrot fries.
I just chopped up two carrots, microwaved them for a little over a minute and served them with some ketchup. Very easy but maybe not so classy .
Dessert was the true star of the show, leftover pumpkin roll from Christmas.
This is definitely one of the better desserts I have made and everyone loved it. The recipe can be found here and I highly recommend you try it! I’m so sad to see it go.
I spent the rest of the night finishing my book and then watching No Strings Attached on my Nook Tablet. I actually enjoyed the movie, although the end was super cheesy (image souce). But what else could I expect, its a romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher
Has anyone else seen No Strings Attached? What did you think?