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Breakfast of Busy Moms

I have easily become addicted to quick breakfasts.

As a matter of fact, I enjoy quick breakfasts more now that I am home for the summer on break than I did when I was working.  What gives?

Maybe it is because I sleep in every morning and I am starving upon awakening.

Maybe it is because I am much busier in the mornings now than I was when I was working, after all the only thing to do while working was to dress and eat.

Maybe it is because when working I know that whatever I cook can be placed in a bowl to go and I can eat it once at my desk if need be.

Maybe it is because I have a busy morning full of errands, time spent in a car, with no time to really sit and eat until lunch time.

Or maybe it is just…..well heck, I have to admit, it is all of the above.  Whatever the reason I am  enjoying my breakfast of choice.

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Overnight Oats!  I love them.  They are perfect, quick (hello just grab a spoon and eat), cold, full of flavor, cold, creamy, did I mention cold?  In Louisiana heat that is a big plus!

This mornings bowl was a mixture of single serving of vanilla yogurt (a must for the best overnight oats), 1/2c oats, 1/2c almond milk, dash of cinnamon, handful of blueberries.

I dashed out the door a short hour later to go to my orthodontic appointment (mouth is sore, soft foods at the moment), pick the boys up, hit the grocery, and dash home in time to see the hubster off to his weekly fishing tournament!

So since I am a single lady tonight, which doesn’t require a cooked meal, I decided that breakfast was in order tonight as well!  The boys and I enjoyed blueberry oatmeal waffles.  This is your basic waffle recipe using oat flour.  Oat flour is simply oatmeal ground into flour 🙂 

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In the mix:

  • 1/4c oats, ground
  • 1/4c oats, whole
  • 1t baking powder
  • 2T flaxseed
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4c almond milk
  • few stevia drops
  • handful of bluberries

Simply mix all ingredients together and cook on you waffle iron!  No waffle iron…..make pancakes!  This was perfect.  It was simple, quick, and soft to chew 🙂

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I am off to enjoy being a single lady for the evening.  I will be back tomorrow with an exciting post!!



Filed under Breakfast, DINNER, Fruit, Uncategorized

what I am loving right now!

Wow what a week.  We have been slam packed with ball games this week.  As well as homework!

I mean really, do you remember having so much homework as a kid.  This makes it super tuff with ball season in full swing.  We usually get home around 4:00 p.m. from work/school.  We have to be on the ball field for practice or games by 5:30.  Hello that is only an hour to do homework.  Cuz you know you gotta drive to the field and all.  It is usually between 7:30-8:00 before we get home.  Just enough time to eat, shower, and hit the bed.  Oh wait we still have to finish homework!

I am voting for no homework during ball season.  Who’s with me?

Needless to say I am really enjoying my quick go to meals here lately.  So here are some pictures of things I am loving right now 🙂

Single Lady Oats – because they just make me smile 🙂

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Quick but delicious salads

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Quinoa Pasta – toss in some oil, herbs, and choice of veggies = dinner is ready!

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Pancakes – because who doesn’t love these for dinner??

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Buckwheat Bakes – need I say more?

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Of course the wonderful world of oats!

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Stuffed french toast – a taste of Europe, at least a girl can dream 🙂

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Quick snacks to take to games – Granola & my new favorite muffins – recipes found on my recipe page!

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And last but not least – wine.  Every busy mom’s friend!

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The hubster and I had a wonderful date night last night that included a little shopping (for the house) and dinner.  I had a wonderful Portobello mushroom Panini.  I regretfully have no pictures.  We were so excited to have a free night to ourselves that I totally forgot to pack blogging necessities!

Happy Thursday All!!


Filed under baking, Breakfast, CHOCOLATE, DINNER, Fruit, Uncategorized