Go Fig-ure

So Operation: Clean Up is sort of going well. I managed to get into bed at a decent time, and had a decent sleep. But alas, I slept in a little longer than I wanted, so I couldn’t bust a move this morning before I was out the door. No worries though – after I finish this post, I’m going to go for a walk around campus before my next class starts πŸ™‚ It’s a beautiful fall day, so I have no excuse

Oatmeal was on the menu this morning, and I decide to try out another Costco purchase – dried figs.

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It’s not that I’ve never eaten figs before – hello, Fig Newtons? But I’ve never purchased them, eaten them as is, or combined them into my own creations. I couldn’t resist when I saw the little package for a steal of a deal. Into these oats went:

  • 1/2 cup oats, milk, water
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 3 dried figs, chopped
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • splash of vanilla
  • shredded coconut
  • Artisana Cacao Bliss

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A refreshing glass of Happy Planet Mango Peach Party was along for the ride.

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What a great way to start the day.

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So I think I’m in love with figs. They are super tasty to eat just on their own, and they added the perfect sweetness to the bowl. More so than a ripe banana does, I think.

I had an uneventful transit ride to school, then sat through a psychology lecture on sleep and dreams. We also found out that our class is cancelled next Tuesday, which is perfect, because I have a midterm that afternoon. So instead of going to school for 9:30 am, I don’t have to be on campus until 2 pm. You better believe I’ll be taking advantage of that!

After lecture I found myself a comfy seat per the usual Tuesday/Thursday routine, so I could play on the interweb and chow some lunch.

The highlight of today’s lunch was ED&BV Cocoa-Coconut Chili I pulled out of the freezer.

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I paired it up with some whole wheat pita wedges for dunking.

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As well as some carrot sticks and snap peas.

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And some Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus.

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I even had a (cute) guy stop and tell me that my "soup smelled so good". I told him it was chili, and he said even better! He asked if I made it, to which I replied yes. Then he was sad that he was off to the SUB to "eat the crap" there. Too bad he was total jailbait πŸ˜‰

I’m still having issues with my WLW on my laptop – I cannot add links to any of my posts, and even with my support request into Microsoft, I can’t figure it out. It’s very frustrating – has anyone else had issues using Vista & WLW?!

Well, I’m off to enjoy the crisp fall day!

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6 Comments on “Go Fig-ure”

  1. November 3, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    Yeah figs! I love dried figs. They really are delicious in things. Perfect for baking or oatmeal.

  2. lessonstolearn
    November 3, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    I’ve never tried figs in oatmeal. But I love them! I’ll have to give it a try. Hope classes are going well. I’m cramming for a chem test tomorrow. Ugh!

  3. November 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    I am going to have to look up the recipe for the cocoa coconut chili! Two of my favorite flavors! YUM!

  4. BroccoliHut
    November 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    Love that chili from ED&BV!

  5. November 4, 2009 at 5:38 am #

    A beautiful fall walk before class sounds so nice!

    And I love taking advantage of canceled classes…so much fun πŸ™‚

  6. November 4, 2009 at 6:40 am #

    My WLW seems to be working OK. Hope you can get that sorted out. Computer issues can sure be frustrating!

    YAY to your class being cancelled next week. Must’ve been a relief to hear that.

    I still need to bust out that ED&BV recipe. Soon….

    “Jail bait” that made me laugh!!! Have a great day….

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