Ugh. There’s really nothing I dislike doing more than sitting at the car place waiting for my car to be serviced. I suppose it could be worse—they have free wireless and I brought my laptop with me to blog and work on my project for school…but still! Both Ryan and my mom are at work so I guess I’m stuck.

This morning before I rushed out I made some steel cut oats with banana and almond butter. I think a few people were wondering how I get my steel cut oats to have so much volume, and the answer to that is simple: I eat more than a serving size so there is more in my bowl! I usually make my steel cut oats with 1/3 cup oats, not 1/4 and I chop up a banana in them as well and cook it like that so the banana creates more volume as well. I actually had so much oats in my bowl this morning I couldn’t finish it! That’s a first. I left a couple spoonfuls at the bottom of the bowl.


I’m off to search for free coffee now and then get to work on this project, trying to make the most of my time in the waiting lounge!

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  • arielle
    June 2, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    See, sometimes I miss not having a car, but then I remember the long waits at repair shops. But free wireless (and coffee) is pretty sweet!

  • VeggieGirl
    June 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Ah yes, life at the car repair shops can be tough – just remain positive, and you’ll get out of there sooner ;0)

    Happy Monday!

  • Becca A
    June 2, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    At least they have wireless!

  • Kristie
    June 2, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Waiting for car repairs really IS a bummer. At least you are able to work on school work though, that’s a good use of your otherwise useless waiting time!

  • Ruby Red Vegan
    June 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Being at the car place is just no fun! I still haven’t tried steel-cut oats; I’ve been looking everywhere for McCann’s quick steel-cut oats, the kind that cooks in 5 minutes, because I’m definitely not a prepare- or plan-ahead girl. I guess if my heart really desires them I could do an online order…

    Good luck with your project!