Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This morning I woke up at 5am, thinking it was 6am. But after falling back asleep, I didn't get as long of a rest as my body probably wanted, so I woke up and hit the snooze several times, my asleep self convincing my mind that I could get away with taking a shower closer to lunch because I was going to go for a walk today anyway. Sleep self also told me that I could make oatmeal for breakfast which would give me lots of energy in case I went into labor. Not sure how that makes it OK to snooze it up, but then again sleep self doesn't always make sense.

So upon awaking (and realizing that Genny was awake as well) I set out to make oatmeal. It's probably similar to oatmeal you've made or maybe just ate, but I thought I'd share my recipe for you in case oatmeal is one of those things that you may want to add to your breakfast menu, but don't have the recipe.

I start with old fashioned oats. (If you don't mind the price tag and you like the crunch, steel cut oatmeal is where it's at.) To make enough for myself and Genny, I boil 1.5 cups of water. Once boiling, I add 3/4 cup oats (but don't put them away, you'll be needing them again soon!). I turn the stove down to about med and let them cook. This is when I check out my pantry to see what I've got to add. I always add brown sugar, and today I added dried cherries and pecans. To Genny's I added the same except replaced pecans with walnuts. When the oatmeal is just about done, I add about 2 tbsp of oats, and take it off the burner. I add the brown sugar right away, then spoon Genny's into her bowl and put it in the freezer (she prefers cold food). It's such a wonderful breakfast that will keep you energized especially if you end up going for an uphill walk while pushing a stroller 8 1/2 months pregnant. :)

I hope you try out your own oatmeal, I didn't state this above, but the 2 tbsp of oats right at the end adds a crunch to the oatmeal that I prefer. Obviously you can omit that part if you prefer mushy oatmeal.

Happy Tuesday to everyone! And no, still no baby. Thomas says that I make such a nice home for him he wants to stay in as long as he can. It makes me feel good until I have to bend down to pick something up for the tenth time in a row and realize how much easier it would be to pick stuff up if I didn't have a boulder hindering my decent and ascent. But I just remind myself that we are very blessed that Glenn is healthy and doesn't have Spina Bifida like Genny. God bless everyone!

1 comment:

  1. We had oatmeal for breakfast too! But, I make mine the Jessica Seinfeld way. Yummy!