I hope yall are enjoying your Sunday…..it is absolutely gorgeous here—about 65 degrees and not a cloud in the sky! I love days like this! Being a Floridian though, I am a bit chilly so I’m warming up right now with a mug of my new Celestial Seasonings “Sleigh Ride Sugar Cookie” tea 🙂 Yum!
I worked all morning on my oatmeal recipe for the Quaker “Top This” Oatmeal Bowl Contest. Kath has mentioned this on her blog as well—but when we were up in Chicago, we were asked to enter the Top This contest on creating a whole new bowl of oatmeal! It has to be less than 400 calories and must contain the “heart healthy” portion of oats–3/4 cup dry! Definitely a challenge. Anyways, I think I have my recipe done and I will be making it for breakfast tomorrow. Sorry I can’t reveal it yet! If I win it will be published in Dave Grotto’s new book out in February and even if I don’t win, I will still share the recipe when Quaker does pick the winner around December 5th. But guess what else I would win——-a trip to Breckenridge, CO to go skiing for 3 nights!!!!!!! The pressure is ON!
On my way to church I snacked on my true love: a luna tea cake:
SO glad I picked up a few of these in Chicago….I’ve missed them!!!! I just love the super chewy texture!
After church, I had a whole wheat pita with almond butter and jam and some grapes while I made my way to the grocery store….
Here are the goods:
I stocked up some seasonal produce, especially spaghetti & butternut squash! As well as my precious honeycrisp apples. They are expensive but WORTH IT!!! 🙂
And I found DATES!!!!!!
I haven’t had one of these since I was in school! I ate one in the car on the way home from the store, I was so excited!
Now I shall introduce the “Great No Sandwich Challenge”! I’ve been thinking lately that I have gotten myself into a boring sandwich rut. I eat sandwiches basically every single day because they are so easy to pack for work but…..there are so many more options out there! So, every day this week I will try to think of a new portable lunch other than a sandwich to pack. Anyone want to participate with me?! Pitas don’t count! Anyone have ideas???
I’m off to make split pea soup from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan! When I moved over here to take this job in September, Dreena’s cookbook was the only one I packed! All my other cookbooks are safely stowed away at home waiting for me next month. I picked this one to take with me here because it is my favorite and all the meals are delicious, healthy and easy to make. I haven’t made the split pea soup yet but I’m excited to try it–I’m sure it won’t let me down!