First – I apologize in advance if my posts today aren’t super cheerful or funny.
My mom went back to the ER last night with symptoms that sounded (to me) like a heart attack. Apparently, all her bloodwork so far is normal, but she is going to have a stress test done sometime this morning, so we’ll be waiting all day for those results. Any prayers/good thoughts are welcome! I love you Mom!!! Watch some FoodNetwork for me today :) Hi Dad, Mammaw, and Melissa! Give her a hug from me :)
This morning was my first experience with blended grains. When I made the chicken barley chili the other night, I had about 1/3 cup dry barley left, so I just went ahead and cooked it that night for later this week. This morning, I decided to use Katie’s Almond Joy Oatmeal as my inspriation, making substitutions for what I had.
Um…what have I been missing out on? Look at that creamy deliciousness.
Here is what I ended up using:
- 3/4 cup cooked barley
- 2 Tbsp oat bran, cooked in microwave with 1/2 banana
- about 2 Tbsp leftover cooked sweet potato
- splash of milk
- about 1 Tbsp sliced almonds
- 2 tsp mini chocolate chips
I cooked the oat bran/banana for 1:30 in the microwave, heated up the barley and sweet potato and put that all in the blender with a little milk.
Dump into bowl, add cinnamon, pinch of salt, and top with almonds and chocolate chips :)
The only problem? I don’t have a VitaMix, and I don’t think my regular ol’ blender would be happy doing this every day. It was still super tasty, though!
I just had a cup of water with my breakfast this morning, since I was bringing a green smoothie with me to work.
I had about 1/2 cup of coffee this morning before switching over to this, which is what I’m having right now:
I didn’t take a full on shot of this one – it’s not the beautiful green color, but it sure is tasty!
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 banana
- about 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- 2-3 cups kale
- 1 tsp flaxseed
Back to work I go – at least it’s Thursday! AND the last Thursday of WINTER!!!
And Let’s Go Hokies! What a great game last night – I missed most of LOST because of the double over time, but how exciting.