I cannot remember the last time I had a hangover. It had to be my birthday from 2 years ago. I actually drank last night. 2 big glasses of wine. Since I never really drink these days, it hit me pretty hard. I don’t really like it anymore. Drinking is alright, but getting drunk sucks. So does the hangover the next day. My head hurts, my tummy hurts, and I have to work an 8 hour shift. Not exactly my idea of fun. If nothing else, there were cupcakes. Oh yes. Yes there were.
Apple Cinnamon Raisin baked oatmeal
(modified from the following recipe)
2 eggs ($.16)
1/2 cup applesauce ($.20)
3/4 cup sugar ($.15)
1 cup milk ($.10)
3 cups of quick cooking oats ($1)
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder ($.05)
2 Tbsp brown sugar ($.05)
1 tsp ground cinnamon ($.05)
2 cup fresh blueberries ($2) (I used apples and raisins)
Vanilla or plain yogurt, or cream, or milk ($.50)
8 eggs ($.64) On sale $.89 a dozen!!!
1/2 cup milk ($.05) On sale for $.75 a half gallon!!!
1. In large mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs, applesauce, sugar and milk. Once creamy, add oats, salt and baking powder and mix through. (If you wish to add in any fruits, add about 1 cup into the batter at this point.) **Gluten free: Use certified GF oats. They are expensive, but this dish would be worth it!
2. Pour batter into greased 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle top with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Don’t wait too long, as you want to serve it warm! Top with your preferred topping: vanilla or plain yogurt, or cream, or milk.
*I had leftover crumble topping from the muffins I made about a week ago, so I used that on top of this and it was PERFECT! I was only going to eat half and save the rest for my husband, but of course ate all of it because it was so very very good!
So of course lunch was provided for us at work. Slow-cooker pulled pork, cake, crackers & cheese, and a whole ton of chocolate. So yeah, that’s what I had. Knowing full well I was to be eating a large dinner that night, I tried not to have too much, so I ate like a normal person and didn’t smash on the chocolate too badly.
I’m not really going to bother with a picture. It was a crazy buffet with 2 types of chicken, 3 or 4 types of sausages, 2 types of meatballs, sauerkraut, potatoes, corn, bread, and 2 tables full of desserts. Yup. I was in dessert heaven. I had a huge plate of food, yes, but of course the desserts was where I slipped. I ate WAY too much. Way too much. And felt like puking. I wanted to. But I didn’t. I also drank too much so the combination was terrifying. I really didn’t want to come back and tell y’all that I had puked. I thought about all of you. I know it’s not like I have a huge reader base or anything, but just knowing I’d have to fess up to it here was very unpleasant. I still had a really good time at the event and ate really great food and was very happy spending time with my friends and husband, but ended up leaving a little early because I didn’t feel good and just wanted to sleep in my own bed.
Exercise: 4.5 hours at retail job