Up With The Birds

The birds are chirping.

The trains are chugging.

The chickens are clucking. What – no chickens across the street from you?  :)

For some reason I woke up and got out of bed at 5 am this morning. I am usually the queen of the snooze button, so I’m not sure why I got up so early. It was nice, though. I took my shower, sat and read/thought about/prayed about our Honduras trip this summer, finished packing my lunch, made breakfast and just read through the “name that dish” suggestions, which was fun and funny!

I made a big bowl of oatbran this morning – I hadn’t had it this way in a while since I’ve been on my “eggs and oatbran” kick but I wanted a big glob of almond butter, so that’s what I had.


  • 1/3 cup oatbran, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 3 strawberries, 3 blackberries
  • cinnamon
  • 1 big ole’ Tbsp crunchy almond butter


I was also really wanting some chocolate milk this morning, so I had a cup of milk with a Tbsp of nesquik stirred in.



Winner time!

All the recipe name suggestions were great, but I’m going to have to go with….


i would name it:

“Gimme That Big Fat Zucchini (That’s What She Said!)”

Congrats Caitlin! Great dish name  :) Email me and we’ll get all the chocolately goodness prize info worked out.


Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Maybe I’ll start doing this more often – all of your dish names were funnier than the ones we came up with  :)


What’s your favorite zucchini recipe?


  1. Ha that name is hilarious!
    Your oatmeal looks beautiful today!

  2. Yummy oats!!

    Congrats to Caitlin, I’m jealous. I wanted another one of those chocolate covered oranges!

  3. I love zucchini fries! Great breakfast.

  4. That bowl of oatmeal is so pretty & delicious looking! I’m starting to regret my icky green smoothie made with dandelion greens this morning. Blech. Oatmeal would have been better!

  5. Zucchini boats are the greatest! I split in half and add soy veggie crumbles, black beans, and topped with salsa and Mexican mix cheese. Yum!

  6. hahaha – awesome recipe name, Caitlin.

    And no, definitely no chickens across the street here from me in New Jersey!

  7. your oat bran looks like a beach today :-) sand, starfish, etc …

    i looooooooove zucchini bread!

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