It Ain’t Oatmealapalooza

Good morning!

What a weekend…..I’m still definitely in recovery mode! This morning I woke up and half expected to see the entire Chicago skyline out my window (I wish!). I sleep really well last night and woke up this morning feeling very refreshed and ready to take on the week.

For breakfast, I made a bowl of oatmeal using 1/3 cup rolled oats, 3/4ths cup silk lite vanilla, 2 tbsp Udi’s Granola, 1 banana, almond butter and pom. seeds:


It ain’t oatmealapalooza, but it’ll do.

Today I obviously have the day off and I have a list going that includes massive amounts of laundry as well as grocery shopping, bible study and exercise.

I’ll be back after lunch—catch you then!

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  • VeggieGirl
    November 10, 2008 at 6:56 am

    “It ain’t oatmealapalooza, but it’ll do.”

    HAHA!!! Yeah, it’ll take a few days to get back to “normalcy”; but just roll with it, girl πŸ˜‰

    Happy Monday!!

  • Charlie Hills
    November 10, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Hmmm… I don’t know. Looks like you have an oatmealapalooza in a bowl to me.

  • Oh She Glows
    November 10, 2008 at 7:47 am

    So glad you had such a great trip! Have a productive Monday πŸ˜€

  • Sarah
    November 10, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Happy Monday, how nice to have the day off!
    Are you buying the poms already seeded or cracking them open? They are tough to bust!

  • Megan
    November 10, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Enjoy your day off!

  • Teddy
    November 10, 2008 at 9:09 am

    HAHA I LOVE your guys’ video!It is adorable!

  • seelivelee (for the love of peanut butter)
    November 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I love the video on Katheats! It’s so cute! you are so bubbly and so full of energy…i love it! Have a great Monday-you deserve it!

  • jenna
    November 10, 2008 at 9:31 am


    I slice the fruit into 4 sections and then pick out the seeds in a bowl of water. The seeds sink and the pith floats. I don’t think or know if you CAN buy just the seeds at the store. I have never seen them!

  • Amy A.
    November 10, 2008 at 9:48 am

    You can buy just the seeds at Trader Joe’s. I saw them yesterday!

  • justjen
    November 10, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Welcome back, all of your posts made me both jealous and hungry. PS, I made your recipe for chunky lentil soup this weekend to warm me up here in the mountains of North Carolina. SO GOOD! I’m bringing some to my mom’s to share today. Thanks!

  • Heather
    November 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Enjoy your day off! Now I want pomegranate seeds…

    Off to watch this video everyone’s talking about!

  • jess
    November 10, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Any list that includes grocery shopping is a fun one! Hope you have a great start to your week with a relaxing (and def. warmer than chicago…) day off. How is it that pom seeds glisten and make everything look so amazing all the time? It’s worth adding them to every meal if not because they’re so delish, because they’re so photogenic!

  • runjess
    November 10, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Lucky you having the Monday after a big weekend off! I wish that was the case for me.

  • Moran
    November 10, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Its great you have the day off!

  • Megan
    November 10, 2008 at 11:15 am

    have a good monday morning! your oatmeal is very pretty this morning, i might add πŸ™‚

  • Beadie
    November 10, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I’m a bit behind in blog reading, sounds like it was a great time in Chicago!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    November 10, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Pom seeds are so pretty! But I’ve never eaten them… Am I terribly missing out?

  • Julia
    November 10, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I hope you have a nice relaxing day to recover from your super duper exciting trip πŸ™‚ Your b-fast looks beautiful by the way!

  • Rose-Anne
    November 10, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Hi Jenna! Just wanted to tell you I had a lot of fun meeting you in Chicago. Thanks for the great conversations and I wish you the best of luck with everything on your plate these days.

    And that’s a delicious-sounding bowl of oats! Everyone is just crazy for pomegranates these days. My friends and I just picked them off of the honeycomb-like insides. Finger food!

  • Katie
    November 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    This is a little silly, but do you think you could do a web tutorial about how to seed a pomegranate without making a huge mess? It’s much needed!

  • jenna
    November 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm


    Kath gives a great video demo on her blog!

  • Pearl
    November 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I have seen pomegranate seeds at Trader Joes. As you can imagine, they’re quite expensive, for a small plastic container. (They’re sold with the other pre-cut fruit).