Good morning all! Great news!!! My eldest daughter is expecting her first child! We are so thrilled that makes 2 babies due this year in the Drew household! She and her fiance are thrilled and we couldn’t be happier for them.
I have been so busy working on the “business” that I forgot what it is like to work and be at others time tables. It’s been so long and of course I stressed myself out trying to be perfect at what I was doing. I would wake up exhausted constantly thinking about the job that I was doing and what needed to be done. Dinner was an after thought. I felt guilty that my house was not clean and I was running low on coffee creamer, and some cleaning supplies. Chris’ hours are crazy so I was alone in everything.
One of the worse things would be that I woke up at 7am, drank my coffee, and started working immediately on the “business”. I would look up and realize that it was 10:30am and I hadn’t had breakfast yet. So I would make some toast with strawberry jam and loads of butter. Not filling, healthy or even something I prefer to eat. You see I love oatmeal! I have found that if you add nuts, cinnamon, and fruit, oatmeal is the bomb!
I realized if there was a way to make oatmeal quick, healthy and yummy then my breakfast could be a no-brainer! Just take a 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of this mix. Add water, and put in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Add milk and eat.
4 Cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal
3 Tbsp Cinnamon*
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar**
3/4 Cup Walnuts***, chopped
5 oz Craisens****
6 Tbsp flax seed
Combine everything into a 2quart container (I’m guessing on the size as I just have a container that this fits into). Shake, shake, shake until well mixed. Take a 1/4 cup to a 1/2 cup of mix, add water, and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Add milk and eat!
This takes just a few minutes to make and a few seconds to prepare. You can eat breakfast with time to spare.
* Cinnamon. I love cinnamon, but some people don’t like it. You can cut down or substitute pumpkin pie seasoning, or even apple pie seasoning.
** Brown Sugar. Substitute white sugar, artificial (yuck), or raw sugar.
***Walnuts. I have used walnuts, pecans, and almonds. You can substitute what ever nuts you like.
****Craisens. Any dried fruit will do. I once used a tropical dried fruit mix with dried pineapple and coconut. Dried blueberries etc.
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Made it for breakfast today and it was great. Plus it is pretty cheap to eat and healthy for you! Play around and make this yours! Have a wonderful creative living day!