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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another snow no-show day

My iPod is working okay now, it's the craziest thing!  The battery exhausted itself to within 2% power in a matter of hours, even though I didn't have it on.  So I recharged it, then I crossed my fingers and turned it on... and it was okay!  Now I can listen to my Audible downloads.

We dodged the snow bullet again yesterday. They were calling for 2" to 4" of snow but we only got 1/2" to 1" where I live, yaaaay!  That wasn't much snow but beneath it there was ice, trust me.  BUT... OPM gave Federal employees the option of taking unscheduled leave or unscheduled teleworking, so... I teleworked.  This gave me the chance to make one of my favorite stick-to-your-rib breakfasts – oatmeal!

I use 1/2 cup oats from the super-gigantic box of oatmeal from Costco (2 bags in the box), a couple dashes of cinnamon, 1 tsp Splenda brown sugar – and here's the secret: apples!  I bought a lot of the Jonathan's when Giant had them on sale last summer; partially cooked them and put them in the freezer.

I put everything in a 1.75 qt pyrex bowl, add about 1-3/4 cups of water and nuke it for about 10 minutes.  I know that sounds like a long time but for some reason I like how creamy it turns out... I hope I'm not destroying any essential vitamins!

And here you go - a good stick-to-your-ribs bowl of oatmeal!

"Patty D" made that pretty mug rug for me; she's a member of my guild and bee.

And now, because you've been so patient and read this far, you should get in on this great giveawayThe Fairy Gardener Quilts Too is having her first giveaway, and the fabrics are gorgeous.  So go, leave a comment (become a follower, why don't ya?), and good luck!

I'll have more quilty stuff to share later, but for now, sew forth and sew on...

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! Oatmeal is my favorite on a cold winter day. Adding the apples can only make it better. I wonder if it can be made on the stove. I suspect so.


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