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I am living out of my bath tub!

Well, not really…but that’s where all of my stuff is that I’ll be needing until next (potentially) Monday. Our delivery in Ohio is scheduled between the 30th and the 2nd. PLEASE let it be the 30th!

I love those little pop-up hamper things…so much easier than a suitcase when you’re not flying!

Yesterday morning I made a delicious baked oatmeal breakfast. We had all the ingredients on hand and I used up the last of a HUGE container of oats. Mr. Prevention was happy to see that be tossed on this end. It was kinda really large! Plus I figured this would travel well and be a better option than McD’s Sausage Egg McMuffin during our 2 days or driving. 😉

Baked Oatmeal slightly adapted from Taste of Home

3 cups oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup butter Smart Balance Light, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Additional milk*


In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a small bowl, combine the milk, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Stir into oat mixture until blended.

Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until set. Serve warm with milk. Yield: 9 servings.

*not accounted for in nutritional information.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 245 calories; 7.4 g. fat; 48 mg. cholesterol; 363 mg. sodium; 41.2 g. carbohydrate; 2.8 g. fiber; 5.6 g. protein

Result: This was delicious! If you try this, serve it with milk right in the bowl…mmm mmm! The original recipe, as you can see, called for butter. By using Smart Balance Light I shaved the recipe to 245 calories, versus the original 318 calories. It’s also lower in sodium with the substitution, as well!

Well, the movers should be here soon and I’m sure there’s something I should be doing in order to be productive towards this move! This week, you will see lots of guest posts! They are all wonderful, informative, and fun…and I hope you like them! I will give a little daily update of our progress, but other than that, I will be unplugged until next week…or until I have internet access! Have a wonderful week! Thanks for reading!

“See” ya in Ohio! 😀

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  1. July 26, 2010 / 5:34 am

    I have never made baked oatmeal but always think it looks delicious. Definitely going to try it this week!

  2. July 26, 2010 / 6:14 am

    Looks delicious! Good luck with the move. It will feel so good to have it behind you. Just moved a couple of weeks ago and am so happy to be settled now ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. July 26, 2010 / 6:54 am

    Good luck with your move!!! I need to try baked oatmeal, I have tons of oats!

  4. July 26, 2010 / 7:01 am

    That baked oatmeal is such a great idea! Good luck with the move. Here’s hoping you have all your stuff by the 30th!

  5. July 26, 2010 / 7:18 am

    Ooh that looks so good! I’ve never had baked oatmeal =) Good luck with your move!!

  6. July 26, 2010 / 7:33 am

    This looks so good!! Ugh– I hope your move goes smoothly!!! I’ll be crossing my fingers for you!

  7. July 26, 2010 / 9:06 am

    Hope all goes smoothly!!

  8. July 26, 2010 / 9:07 am

    I love baked oatmeal!! It is one of my favorite breakfasts actually, but I haven’t made it in forever. I need get on that!!

    Have a great day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. July 26, 2010 / 9:25 am

    Good luck with moving!!
    I’m giving baked oatmeal a try! Looks tasty! Way to shave off those calories too!

  10. July 26, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Mmmm…I’m a sucker for baked oatmeal. I have two I make regularly and it looks like this will now enter the rotation. Try it with yogurt on top! Safe travels, too.

  11. July 26, 2010 / 9:49 am

    Have a great move, travel safe and take lots of pictures! Once I visit Columbus, I can’t wait to meet you!!!

  12. July 26, 2010 / 10:18 am

    Can’t wait to hear how everything goes. You’re a trooper with all the chaos moving brings.

    That baked oatmeal turned out great. Definitely worth a shot seeing how much I love my oatmeal:)

  13. July 26, 2010 / 10:39 am

    Hope the move goes smoothly Nicole! Drive safe! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. July 26, 2010 / 10:54 am

    I hope the move goes well!!!

    On another note, what are your thoughts on Sucanat as a substitute for brown sugar? Or perhaps you could address that in an upcoming Q & A post? I’ve read that it’s just another way of using a less-processed sweetener.

  15. July 26, 2010 / 11:39 am

    Baked oatmeal is awesome! I make it a lot in the winter for me and Keith! Be safe driving!! OHIO…woo hoo!!!

  16. July 26, 2010 / 12:05 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of baked oatmeal?! It sounds delicious!!!

    Good luck with everything this week…I know moving is SO so stressful, so I hope it’s as quick and painless as possible. Crossing my fingers they arrive on the 30th!

  17. July 26, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    Baked oatmeal looks really good and very healthy…

  18. July 26, 2010 / 2:06 pm

    OMG Baked Oats? A woman after my own heart lol

    The first thing I thought when I read your blog title was the movie “Splash”…can you tell that I am child of the 80’s?

  19. July 26, 2010 / 5:24 pm

    Ooh! I’m intrigued by that baked oatmeal!

  20. July 26, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    Nicole! I LOVE your recipes! This is yet another one that I am saving! Good luck with the move girl!!

  21. July 29, 2010 / 9:27 am

    Hang in there girl–the move will be over before you know it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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