As soon as you think to yourself, “I haven’t been sick in a long time…woo!” …BAM. Bam, bam, bam.
Runny nose. Scratchy throat. You so know it’s coming…on a Monday, no less.
I’m there. As if being 9 months pregnant wasn’t uncomfortable enough, I’ve got my first cold of the year. Not to bad given that it’s nearly October, but still, reason enough to whine about it and think the timing couldn’t really be much worse.
On top of developing this cold and working, trying to tie up all loose ends before Shea’s big arrival, I’ve taken to night time baths and going on a dinner strike. At least for now. We’ve got enough leftovers, pantry ingredients, and frozen meals/meal components that we’re not hard pressed to throw something together. And not just SOMETHING, but something balanced and healthy.
That said, I scampered downstairs last night to find Mr. Prevention whipping up dinner. He had all but 2 pots and 1 utensil out and in use as he was preparing a grilled sirloin (it was delicious, actually), along with instant mashed potatoes and Annie’s mac and cheese. I had to update my Facebook with the endearing effort and for the most part, you all gave him big props for the effort.
If he hadn’t already began dinner (and let’s be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything of the like), I was prepared to have oatmeal for breakfast. Happily so.
I gave Donna leftover chili and she had that for breakfast yesterday…and I was happy to have oatmeal for dinner. It makes no difference to me, especially since breakfast foods are my most favorite and I’m happy to enjoy them morning, noon, or night. Or in the middle of the night, even. Because apparently, for the first time in 9 months, my appetite is insatiable and I wake-up in the middle of the night GROWLING for food. What the heck?
Not only delicious, this oatmeal was so quick to come together. I have leftovers for a few servings and for that, I couldn’t be happier!
- 3 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1 cup uncooked steel cut oats
- 1 quart (4 cups) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours. Alternately, for a late breakfast, combine all ingredients, refrigerate overnight, and cook on high for ~3 hours.
Off to work I go..!