“Snow” Day! Working From Home…

Ok, so although the sky is gloomy and white-ish-gray and looks like it could snow, it is far from actually snowing here.  However, I am working from home today (yay!), and I don't know if it's just the working-from-home or the weather, but it feels just like a snow day.


I took the opportunity of being home all day to make a good, healthy breakfast – a pot of oatmeal for hubby and me.  Thanks to Kath from Katheats.com, my eyes have been opened to a whole new world of healthy-eating, exercising bloggers that I never knew existed.  I thought there were lots of good crafting blogs out there, but there are lots of these healthy blogs, too!  For some reason, almost all of them seem to eat oatmeal with an interesting assortment of toppings, and they also like to serve their oatmeal with a spoonful of peanut butter.  Kath is the queen of oats, but lots of the others eat oatmeal, too…perhaps inspired by Kath's interesting oatmeal concoctions?  :)  Anywho, I'm not sure what the peanut butter is supposed to do?  Maybe they add that for the health benefits or to help make the meal more filling?  I think it is probably due to a little bit of both reasons.  I decided to give the peanut-butter-spoon-trick a try today. 


Afterall, I do like those Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quaker Oats Granola Bars.


So, I bring you Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal:

Pre-cooking (for 2 servings) – toss into a pot and cook following stovetop directions the following:

  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Quaker Oats
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp wheat bran (Got this for a recipe awhile back…actually needed toasted wheat germ…doh!  Finally figured out how to use the stuff – tastes good in oatmeal)
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 tbsp wheatberries


  • Stir 2-3 tbsp milk into oatmeal to make it creamy
  • Spoon into 2 bowls
  • Top with:
    • almonds
    • semi-sweet mini chocolate chip morsels
    • 1 tbsp fresh-ground almond butter


Serve with hot, steamy, sweet, and creamy coffee…yum!


Post-breakfast drink of choice: something with more caffeine (b/c I stayed up too late again last night) – The Republic of Tea – Pomegranate Green Tea.  Mmm…

Hubby just asked me if I want to walk with the Bails.  I'm so comfy, still in my PJ's, and I don't really feel like it, but I know I should.  We'll see…Till then, I'm going to enjoy my hot cuppa tea.

4 thoughts on ““Snow” Day! Working From Home…”

  1. Oooh yum! I love oatmeal. And I'll substitute your pomegranate tea for my blueberry version that just arrived last night. Somehow, adding choc. chips to oatmeal seems like cheating LOL.

  2. Kath has me adding Barney Butter to my oatmeal too! Just this morning I did that. I make my oatmeal for me and my husband with fat free vanilla soy milk and added a banana split between us, raisins, craisins, walnuts or almonds and a single serving packet of Barney Butter's almond butter split between us. Then later when I get to work I'll buy a Starbucks Tazo Tea in the "Awake" flavor. It's black tea but it has a full bodied flavor not weak like some black teas. That pomegranate tea looks delish!! I think I will look for that one to add to my tea collection.

  3. how great that you can work from home….. everybody should be able to do that at least one or two days a week. I'll be even the driving time could offer a few more hours of productive time…

    little Bailey is soooooo cute…. I love his sweet, inquiring face..

    oh…..and if you actually need snow…. it is coming down here again….. a new winter wonderland this morning…. but, strangely, it will be warm enough to melt it by tomorrow and for the next 3 days. Doesn't mean it is spring though… as last January 31… the temp matched the date…it was a freezing -31C !!!


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