Saturday, March 16, 2013

Oatmeal and cake

Good morning! It is so great that it is Saturday, and a semi free one at that.

My day started with a run because this was my view

and this was the temperature.

Yep treadmill run.  That's what I thought also.  It just seemed like too much for me mentally today to do a long run (13-15 miles) in those temperatures with the wind on top of that.  Getting soft I am.

Come on Spring, show your face.  Pretty please with a cherry on top.

Well if spring isn't coming yet to us, we might go looking for it.  More to come about this in another post.

Going 14.5 miles on the treadmill has been my longest mill run to date.  I am just preparing myself for another long run on the treadmill because, though I think the temperature will improve, I'm not counting on it.  This time last year, the river that is behind our house was flowing already and the snow mostly gone. Nothing has even started MELTING yet.

After my run and shower, I had a great bowl of oatmeal, my main breakfast staple .  I don't tend to be too hungry after a long run. The next day is a different story. I wanted to share a recipe that I add to my oatmeal each day.

Oatmeal Power Plus

2 cups chia (can use either light or dark)

2 cups hemp hearts

2 cups buckwheat ( I put mine in a coffee grinder for just a few pulses to get smaller chunks)

1/2 cup ground flax

2 tsp cinnamon

1-2 cups dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries

Mix all ingredients together and store in glass jar.

To use:  1/3 cup of oatmeal, 3 Tbsp of power mixture then about 2 cups of water (I put mine in the microwave for 3 min at med power then add Udo's oil and almond milk)

I love this mixture because it adds more punch to my oatmeal and gives me a whole lot more energy. Try it out and let me know what you think.






I am without a doubt very challenged in the creative area when it comes to certain things.  I  struggle with fashion styles, home interior decorating (most of my walls are still picture-less after 10 years, ouch) and just generally making things look put together.  That is why I am so proud of my assisting efforts with this:

A diaper cake- about 120 diapers with socks, spoons, rattle, blanket, soother, stuffed teddy, bib, washcloth and anything else that caught our eye.

Pretty cool I thought.  My youngest daughter is taking a babysitting course with 4 other girls and today the group is going for their first lesson since the instructor had a baby 3 weeks ago.  My daughter and I thought they should have a baby shower for her so we invited her friends over yesterday and made a cake.  Not the edible kind but such a sweet smelling kind.  Brought back way too many memories. I saw the baby girl when I dropped my daughter off and she sure is a sweetheart.  Now, I giggle to myself as I think of 5, 11 year olds having a baby shower.  Kinda cool.

What is your favourite addition to oatmeal?


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