The Irish Eat Oats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

When I woke up my house was a lovely 63 degrees so I’m currently hunched over my laptop wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and eating my oats out of my favorite green bowl. That counts, right?

If there was ever a day for a massive green monster it would have been today, and I thought about that but……..I’m going to attempt a 25-30 mile bike ride in about an hour and needed all the carbs I could get. 😉 This bowl contained the usual 1/2 cup oats, half cup milk, half cup water, banana, peanut butter and some bonne maman.
This is totally off subject but I’m writing it so I will actually do it. I NEED TO CLEAN MY HOUSE! It looks like a mad writer/cartographer was on the loose (okay, maybe I just wanted to use the word “cartographer”). I have papers spread out all over the place and maps all over the floor. I can’t believe I’ll be in Paris in three months!
Time to go clean. Click here to check out a video of the ridiculousness of the winery I work at. I think I was too busy inside dancing to michael jackson to be a part of it, sadly. However, my boss just informed me they are in the process of also making a dance party video that I am a part of. I’m scared.

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  • Lizzie
    March 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Don’t you just love those Anthropologie bowls?? We got a set of orange ones as a housewarming gift. I’d buy more, but we don’t have any room to put them! They’re the perfect size for a cereal snack (as opposed to the bigger ones we have).

    I must email you about this restaurant we stumbled upon last time we were in Paris. Run by a British chick with a perfect French accent and so cute!

    Good luck with the bike ride!!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

    haha I was trying to figure out what I could make tonight that was green and a green monster didn’t even occur to me… duh!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 17, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Eeek, good luck on the 30mile bikeride! That’s pretty darn epic, no wonder you wanted oatmeal!

  • Evan Thomas
    March 17, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I ate my Irish steel cut oats! Haha, enjoy the luck of the Irish today!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 17, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Good luck on the ride! I hope you can post the video! 🙂

  • Kelly
    March 17, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Have a great bike ride!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I’m super excited to read all about your upcoming Paris adventure. Man, I can already envision the incredible food photos that are to come.

    I contemplated a green monster in the spirit of the holiday today too, but my gut said, “Screw it, I want almond butter stuffed french toast.” They say to go with your gut, so I did!

    Have a great ride!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    March 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I’m currently drinking a green monster and your post reminded me, oh yeah – take a picture of it!

  • Lauren
    March 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    That bike ride will be a breeze for you. Good luck!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 17, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Good luck on the ride, looks like a good breakfast 😉

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    March 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Enjoy your ride!

    I am freezing today, no way could I do a green monster either 😀

  • skinnyrunner
    March 17, 2010 at 8:51 am

    i for one want to see you dancing to mj.

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish)
    March 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Very excited to see this dancing video! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    March 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Have fun on your ride! Maybe your Irish monster will make a good recovery drink!

  • Kait
    March 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Ahh, I totally need to clean too…My room is insanely messy! I still haven’t done my post-spring break unpacking/reorganizing yet…oops. Hope the long bike ride went well!!

  • Becky @ flybynyght
    March 17, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Have fun on your ride – 30 miles will be over before you know it! I know you’re looking forward to Paris – but I’m looking forward to you going to Paris too! I want to live vicariously and see and eat all that Paris has to offer 😉

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 17, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I feel like this about my house all the time. I go in cleaning spurts and scrub from top to bottom. It’s never really dirty just disorganized.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 17, 2010 at 9:22 am


  • Heather (Where's the Beach)
    March 17, 2010 at 9:25 am

    No green bowl for me, but I did have Irish Steel Cut Oats for breakfast. Enjoy the bike ride. My hubby is itching to get me a bike so I can ride with him.

  • La
    March 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I considered a green mosnter for breakfast but was just too cold to do it! Have an awesome ride!

  • E.M.
    March 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

    The Irish do indeed eat oats! One of the best (and probably most decadent) bowls of oatmeal I’ve eaten was at Bewley’s on Grafton Street in Dublin, with loads of brown sugar, sultanas and I’m sure some kind of delicious cream. Happy riding/writing and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    March 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Hope you have a great St Patties day, Jenna! Green hoodies + bowls most definitely count. 🙂

  • cara
    March 17, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Looking forward to seeing the video you are a part of. haha.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    March 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I hardly ever have green monsters for breakfast (the blender would wake up my roomie haha) but today that is ALL that was on my mind. I actually served it in my favorite green bowl too 🙂 foodies think a like.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 17, 2010 at 10:03 am

    girl, i spent all weekend cleaning and there are STILL things that need to be done! i bet it’s not as bad as you think 🙂 hope the long ride is good, you’re gonna rock it!

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    March 17, 2010 at 10:05 am

    lol. green bowl!! 🙂 I need think green today too!

  • Jenny
    March 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

    The Irish will forgive ya for not having a green monster today!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 17, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Haha funny video!! Methinks some of those people were slightly intoxicated with wine at the time 😉

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

    A green bowl definitely counts. It’s better than I did today. And just think: A messy house means you’ve been productive (and lead a pretty exciting life)!

  • Karla
    March 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Hmm I never would have guessed the proper pronunciation of Michel Schlumberger…

  • ellen eats beets
    March 17, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Good luck on the ride!! Those bowls are beautiful

  • Corinne
    March 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

    love your green bowl! i drank my coffee out of a green mug today! soo they both count! happy st. pattys and good luck on the long ride 🙂

  • maggie
    March 17, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Love that bowl!!


  • Amanda Bowen
    March 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Have fun on your ride! Sunday, I did a local ride that has been intimidating to me for a long time. It was 32 miles total with an elevation gain of 1385 ft. It was a blast!

    Keep pedaling!

  • Stacey
    March 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Happy st. patty’s day and good luck on your biking expedition.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I need to clean my house too…taking trips is fun, but it sure does make for a messy house when you’re gone all the time!

    Enjoy your ride!

  • Lori
    March 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Yay! Congrats!

  • Lori
    March 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    That comment was meant for the 25.5 miles… haha! Ooops!

  • Lindsay
    March 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Your bowl is adorable and I am sure that your house isnt that bad!! I also cannot wait to follow you on your journey to France!!