What an odd morning!
I’d put off getting some work done (also probably put off proper blogging) to randomly join a chat sponsored by Gevalia coffee. It’s something I guess they do every Thursday morning. They also offer prizes to participants. I thought, “Eh…sure! What the hell?” and jumped into the chatroom. I quickly turned the conversation in the room toward food and made everyone hungry. Then at the end of the chat, they told me that I had won. How they choose their winners, I have no idea, but I won! So basically, I got to talk about food for an hour and then got free coffee. Life is great!
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
6 cups quick oats
1½ sticks of butter (melted)
1 cup brown sugar (You can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. You can also use part sugar and part honey if you like.)
1 cup canned pumpkin
¾ tsp. salt
2 cups milk
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ pecans, chopped (optional, but oohhh so good! )
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl, mix well, and pour into a 9×13 baking dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. In the morning bake at 350° for 20 minutes with foil off.
*Next time, I would like to do an overnight version of this. It was really good, but felt it was a bit dry. I’m not sure if more liquid would help or if maybe letting it soak overnight would help. I did use honey instead of sugar and also didn’t put any other kind of crazy crumble on top. I tried keeping this simple so I didn’t go overboard with the unnecessary calories. I put a dollop of Greek yogurt on top. I had 2 small servings of this and threw out the rest. I made a 1/3 recipe.
You guessed it.
Ginger Pear Chicken
Sorry about the two different light sources in the picture. I’m sure no one else notices that sort of thing but me. Still…
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger root
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 pears, peeled and sliced
*I of course only made one of these, not six. Hehe. I followed the recipe exactly save for the added broccoli that I put in. I liked this. It was simple, easy, and delicious! I would make it this way again.
I was going to go out with a friend of mine tonight, but she turned out to be too tired. No matter, I worked until late. I didn’t stop till around 11 pm. It was a good day for food!
Exercise: 3.5 mile walk (I now have an iPod nano, those have a pedometer built in! Holy shit!)