The Weber Zoo

Happy Monday!

I’m in a really great mood this morning despite sort of tossing and turning all night. Lots going on over here and I’m going to Boston on Thursday morning!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

I didn’t get to bed until rather late last night and I woke up with one thing on my mind: savory oatmeal.

I used 1/2 cup oats (cooked in 1 cup water), 1 slice reduced fat cheddar cheese, an over easy egg, morningstar farms soysage and……HOT SAUCE! obviously.


It was quite delicious. I highly recommend trying this if you haven’t already—sort of reminds me of the cheesy grits I used to get at my sorority house 🙂
In other news, the house is a zoo.

And both Dexter and Mikan slept on top of me last night. Dexter and Mikey DO NOT get along yet. I guess cats are funny when you put them together….especially male cats? Mikey is super possessive of Mikan, if you can believe it, and makes this awful bellowing and hissing noises whenever Dexter comes near. I’m sort of letting them just have at it though and slowly get used to each other.
After my food digests a bit I’m going to hit the gym and run a few errands. I only have one yoga class left in my package and I’m trying to ration it. 🙁
See y’all in a bit!

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  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 10, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Jenna – I can never get over how professional your food looks! I just love it!

    My boyfriend has been big on the hot sauce on eggs thing lately…I haven’t tried it but I just might have to do so after seeing how yummy this looks 🙂

  • polly
    August 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

    hi love!! I made Dan eggs on oats this weekend!!!

    I mentioned you today in my post… my sweet little sis. 😀 Love you!! XOXO

  • Allie Katie
    August 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

    My cousin was making fun of me this weekend for putting hot sauce on everything–he says I am a true Southerner now! But I just love my Texas Pete! Have a great day!

  • katherine
    August 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Your oats look wonderful – I love the idea of savory oatmeal! Might have to give that a shot if we have the option in BOSTON 🙂

    Have a great morning!

  • Whitney
    August 10, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Those oats look like pure heaven.

  • Lizzie
    August 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Never even thought of savoury oats – but looks SO good. Glad you are in an upbeat mood despite tossing and turning 🙂 Wondering if you were thinking about organizing some sort of Boston run with blog followers on any of the mornings (or afternoons) that you’re going to be in town? Not sure where you’re staying but the Esplanade makes a great run, even just for a couple of miles. I know you’re there for business (well sort of!) though so pretty sure you have a packed program, but thought I would throw it out there anyway.

  • Lizzy
    August 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

    yum your oats look amazing! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Nekeisha
    August 10, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I have some dogs who behave the same way, Maxine is very happy-go-lucky but the minute Duke starts to play with Max she goes ballistic. Max is hers and no one elses. It is so cute to see her put herself between them, barking and quarreling with Duke the whole time.

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 10, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Wow I’ve never heard of savoury oats! It looks interesting, might have to give it a go, egg and cheese you can’t go wrong really!

  • Sammie
    August 10, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Yum!!! Those savory oats look delicious. I’m with you, hot sauce is the star ingredient. Have a great day Jenna.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 10, 2009 at 10:04 am

    It’s going to be near 100 degrees in NYC today, but despite that I’m still craving hot and savory foods. I just had some olive oil granola. Mmm, salty!

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 10, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Yum! savory oats, I have yet to try. I have had cheese grits though and those may be hard to top!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 10, 2009 at 10:10 am

    That savory oatmeal sounds amazing! That egg on top looks perfect. Have a great Monday! 🙂

  • Brie
    August 10, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Good luck with the cats. If it helps, it took our two cats about 6-8 weeks living together to establish some sort of hierarchy and get things worked out. Try giving them both wet cat food or catnip or some other yummy treat when they’re near each other–it helps form positive associations!

  • Sana
    August 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Hummmm hot sauce, I might have to try this one……. :S!

  • Tammy
    August 10, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Savory oats — great idea! Might make that for a pre-run snack today!

  • Katalina
    August 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I love very much your food ideas!

  • Jess
    August 10, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Ohh Jenna – those oats look amazing! I love hot sauce and eggs – yummy! I’m going to have to try those sometime soon!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 10, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I had a friend in college who was OBSESSED with the idea of savory oatmeal, but couldn’t figure out what would work in it-i’m going to have to show her this!

  • HeatherBakes
    August 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Wait, like the cheese grits in the packet?? We had those at our sorority house, too! And marshmallow fluff… but that’s a different story.
    Ha- that reminds me of my parents’ house! Two cats, two dogs. Total zoo.

  • Kristilyn
    August 10, 2009 at 10:39 am

    We have two cats and they get along in the house, but if they’re outside on their leashes (yes, they have a leash!), they do NOT get along! It’s a space-invading thing, I guess. LOL!

    I just can’t wrap my head around the savoury oat thing! Though I’ve never had grits before, so maybe that’s why. They do look yummy!


  • Denise (apple hill adventurer)
    August 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

    i need to muster up the guts to try savory oatmeal …
    i keep on wanting to, but then just get grossed out by the thought of it, even though i know it would probably be really tasty.

    i hope your day goes great! ((to everyone!!))

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

    You make this oatmeal combo look so good! My parents house is also a zoo right now, they already have a Golden retriever and a shih tzu, but my friend brought her chow chow over while she is on vacation and my mom found a stray shih tzu last week. It’s pretty crazy over there!

  • Lori
    August 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I love cheese and grits, I need to try some savory oats.

  • Anne Marie
    August 10, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I’ve never had savory oats-I’m a huge fan of sweetness, and never thought to try anything other than that! I’ll have to check it out and see how it goes!

  • Katalina
    August 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Jenna please take a look at my blog! thank you!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Hot sauce makes everything better 🙂 Though I’d never think to pair it with oatmeal! Cute puppy dogs!!

  • Angela
    August 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

    haha Sketchie always beats up the other two cats when they come to visit. There is fur flying everywhere! Cats are so silly. 🙂

    Enjoy your day!

  • Susan
    August 10, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I’ve been meaning to try savoury oats for well over a year now and I STILL haven’t! I just naturally gravitate toward sweet oats covered in nut butter. It’s happening soon though, tomorrow maybe?

    Have a great day Jenna!

  • Carolyn
    August 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    That egg looks yummy! Not sure about on top of oats, but hey, it might be worth trying.

  • Megan
    August 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I have never tried savory oats before. I would like to try it though because yours look so great!!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 10, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Savory oats sound amazing, but every time I think about making them I get sidetracked by chocolate and peanut butter. I’m just a sucker for the sweet!

  • brandi
    August 10, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    i love love love runny eggs on anything 🙂

    have a great morning!

  • Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac)
    August 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    If you can, you might try confining Dexter to a room for a while. It helps to get him and Mikey used to each other’s scent without either one of them feeling threatened. We did this with our newest cat and within a day, he and the other cat were playing with each other underneath the door and the other cat was sleeping right outside the door to be close to him. When we let him out of the room (after 2 days), they instantly “knew” each other and have been best friends ever since.

    Even though Dexter has been in the house with free roam for a while, it is still worth a try.

  • Rebecca
    August 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Those oats look amazing! I’ll have to try that!

  • Glitterati
    August 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Runny eggs on Oatmeal (or barley… or rice…) is one of my favourite things ever! I like to put a splash of soy sauce on and mix it all up. Will have to try it with cheese soon!

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    August 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I always find myself debating between eggs or oats in the morning, so I’m finally going to have to try these savory oats–they look delicious! Lots of hot sauce is definitely the key ingredient 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Jessica
    August 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    My cats were like that when we brought Zelda home … and now they lay on the bed together and give each other baths. he’ll come around!

  • Kate
    August 10, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Yum! I have been doing grits with an egg white one top and hot sauce for the last couple of weeks, SOO GOOD! What sorority were you in?

    • jenna
      August 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm


      I was an Alpha Chi Omega at University of Alabama!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 10, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Yum I need to try savory oatmeal. Yay for Boston on Thursday! The weather is supposed to be beautiful all weekend!

  • Marissa
    August 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I love Spicy Oats! Allison at Green Dog Wine does that exact same combo. I’ve been eating them for months because of her! Maybe you should link back to her site since it’s sort of her thing?

  • Sam
    August 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    i made your breakfast for my breakfast this morning after reading about it!

    it was SO GOOD!

  • britt
    August 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

    i have yet to try savory oatmeal but yours looks great! i’m always craving breakfast for dinner so i maybe having that soon.

  • Chloe
    August 11, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Yum, I love savory oatmeal! I need to start bringing some hard boiled eggs with me to add in to my morning oats, I’ve forgotten about that!

    Can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for Boston. Although I’m not going I’m eager to watch from the sidelines!