Seemed Like A Good Idea…

…but sometimes good ideas just don’t pan out. Breakfast this morning was a perfect example.

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We had leftover cherry pie filling from the cheesecake my mom made on the weekend, and I thought it would make the perfect oatmeal topping!

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So Coco-Choco-Cherry Oats were born.

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk (finished off the carton)
  • 1 tbsp Ruth’s Chia Goodness
  • shredded coconut
  • splash of coconut extract
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • cherry pie filling
  • Artisana Cacao Bliss

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With a glass of Happy Planet Tropical Tango.

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The cherry pie filling just never really melded well with the rest of the bowl of oats. I don’t know if it was the sweetness or what, but I ended up scraping most of it off. Perhaps if I had dried cherries, or cherry preserves? Oh well.

School was school, you know how it goes. I had a lecture, then the usual 3 hour break, which I spent enjoying my lunch, working on some assignments, catching up on emails, and playing a few games (it can’t be all work on your lunch break).

I brought with me:

Leftover pizza (corn, spinach, artichokes, onions, mushrooms)

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Veggies – carrot & cucumber – with hummus for zee dip.

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Plus an ambrosia apple and an Apple Carrot Raisin Oatmeal Muffin for snacking.

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Full meal deal.

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See that notebook in the corner? Proof I was being a good little student. See that Diet Coke? Proof I need more sleep

Our group met up to pound out the rest of our discussion points for our paper, and I finally feel confident we’ll be in good shape not only for our presentation on Thursday, but for our paper as well. Definitely a bit of weight off my shoulders.

We ended a little early, so I was home in time for dinner. Too bad lasagna was being served 😦

I considered my options while my family ate, then put together a quick little supper, more pleasing to my tomato-hating palate.

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It started with a hearty bowl of split pea, ham, and barley soup (topped with a little cheddar, per my dad’s suggestion).

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Then I nabbed the leftover Caesar salad and garlic bread from my family’s dinner. I may not like the main dish, but hello sides!

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Green, garlicky, good.

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It has gotten mighty chilly here, which means we have beautiful sunny weather, but I’m constantly trying to warm up. A nice mug of hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows was just what the doctor ordered.

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I just finished watching the Biggest Loser with my sister, and am considering bed time. I really should try and get a good night’s sleep – I’m finally getting some volunteer time in with a dietitian tomorrow, so I want to make a good impression. Only 3 more days of class! And Happy December everyone. Night!

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7 Comments on “Seemed Like A Good Idea…”

  1. December 2, 2009 at 4:02 am #

    Thanks for the reminder to eat some of the split pea soup I have in my freezer… yours looks way better than mine though!

  2. December 2, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    Your breakfast looked so promising too!

  3. December 2, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    Aww you’re right, it does *seem* like a good idea!
    I’ve had issues with adding canned peaches to oats too. Maybe canned fruit just doesn’t like oatmeal 😦

  4. December 2, 2009 at 6:35 am #

    Sorry about the bummer breakfast – I hate when “good ideas” don’t translate into a good meal. Glad your group seems to be making progress!

  5. December 2, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    I like your green Klean Kanteen 🙂

  6. December 2, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    how can you not like lasagna? that’s blasphemy!

  7. December 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    The cherry filling looks really good on the oats, but I can see how they might be a bit much.

    I’d take your dinner over lasagna any day!

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