Almonds and Joy

I got up on time today! And not because a puppy was whining – Maggie is actually really good about being quiet now when she’s in her kennel at night and in the morning.

I actually got up when my alarm went off, which has made this morning pretty nice. I’ve had plenty of time to get ready, play with Maggie, and make us both some oatmeal.


While I was waiting on my oatmeal to cook, I had about 4-5 different toppings out for my bowl.


I just couldn’t decide what I wanted this morning! And then I saw the sliced almonds I used in the couscous last night and my mind was made up.


A candy bar in a bowl?

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp dark chocolate peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp coconut


Even with the pb, banana, and cinnamon, this still kind of tastes like an Almond Joy.


Can you believe it’s 2010? It seems like such a weird thing to be in a “new decade” and it doesn’t feel like 10 years have passed since 2000.

Where were you in 2000?


  1. Delish looking oatmeal…think I may have to try that myself this morning…could use a little pick me up! And I cannot believe it’s 2010! In 2000 I was on a plane…yipes!

  2. In 2000 I was in highschool…eek!

  3. In 200 I was in 3rd grade–darn now I feel young

  4. In 2000 (this is how old i am) I was a Junior in COLLEGE! EEK!

  5. I was sewing my wild oats back then. I am in such a better place now.

  6. I remember all of the 2000 hype. Our computers are going to crash, the markets will collapse, we should buy a generator for the house blah blah blah :)

  7. I was a senior in high school, anxiously awaiting my college admissions letters!

  8. I can’t believe it’s a new decade either! I was still celebrating NYE at home in 2000 – I’ve even got the picture with those stupid 2000 glasses haha!

  9. In 2000 I was in 5th grade. WOW. We just moved to Dallas that year!

  10. I was in high school…goodness I can’t believe I’m old enough to have done anything 10 years ago haha.

  11. I need to try Almond Joy oats!! I also need to find dark chocolate PB! I haven’t been able to find it yet. I’ve found all of the other pb&co flavors except that one!

    In 2000, I was 13. I’m a youngin!

  12. In 2000 I was in the sixth grade. It was /middle school/…I felt so grown up!

  13. I was in middle school, eek! It’s crazy to think how much can happen in a decade

  14. The year 2000? I feel old compared to everyone else, but I was in my 2nd year of university, wondering if I’d made the right decision about my career. After some floundering, I ended up recommitting to my original choice of career (teaching) and it was so worth it.

  15. YUM! What a great breakfast. Glad the puppers is doing well ;) I can’t believe its 2010. In 2000, I was a senior in high school-yikes!

  16. In 2000 I was in my freshman year of college getting ready to turn 18. It is strange to think back that far.

  17. Gosh those oats look yummy! I keep cleaning out my pb jars at a pretty alarming rate using them on my oats, and I’ve been wondering what flavor to get next – chocolate it is! :-)

  18. I was in high school! seems like a million years ago…

  19. your almond and joy looks good.

    In 2000 I was a sophomore in undergrad… loving life and my crazy schedule :)

  20. In 2000 I was in my last year of college. Wow!! It does not seem that long ago.

  21. middle school being a loser!

  22. At this time in 2000, I was a freshman in high school. Now THAT is strange.

  23. Wow! You get creative with your oatmeal toppings! I wish I was that good in the kitchen :)

  24. I was still in college in 2000.

    And did someone say something about a candy bar, lol?!

  25. I was in 11th grade in 2000. SCARY!

  26. Gosh, in 2000 I was a sophomore in high school! So much has happened since then, it’s interesting to look back.

  27. YUM, that looks good!

    I was in 8th grade, somewhere between sweet and awkward :-D

  28. oh lordy, i was a freshman in high school! and rockin’ the poor choices that 14 year old girls make (hellllo boy with a tongue ring)

  29. I’ve never had an Almond Joy, but I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with chocolate and almonds ;)

    Oh gosh, I was “graduating” from elementary school into junior high 10 years ago!

  30. Oh gosh… this time 10 years ago, I was in the second semester of my freshman year of college. Crazy to think it was so long ago!

    That oatmeal looks delicious – I swear it could pass for a dessert!

  31. I graduated high school and started college in 2000. In fact my 10 year high school reunion is this year…I didn’t feel old until someone reminded me of that :)

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