This has been a wonderful weekend. It has been low key. I have spent time with friends and family. I ran outside. I have Monday off.
But. The best thing (so far) of this delicious long weekend was my lunch today. I had oatmeal, as usual, for breakfast and immediately wanted more. So I started plotting my lunch. I also thought about my favorite sweets blog, Chocolate Covered Katie, and her chocolate oatmeal.
I got back to my apartment after some errands and immediately started the oatmeal that changed the universe. That might be a bit of an overstatement. But only slightly.
What to do:
Put the following ingredients in a big bowl (this is one serving’s worth but it looks like way, way more. You can thank Katie).
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats (not instant)
Dash of Salt
2-1/2 Cups Water
Microwave for three minutes. Let site in the ‘wave for five or ten more minutes. This is a good time do other stuff in your house…like put away clothes, or plug in the computer, or gather the chocolate for oatmeal.
Ok. Now add the following…
1 Tablespoon Sweetener (I used Stevia)–to taste
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa (I used Ghiradelli…it’s amazing)
1/4 Cup Soy Milk
(I added raisins–totally skippable but not bad as an add-in)
Stir! Microwave for another minute.
Top with a heaping spoon of peanut butter.
Dim the lights.
Turn on some mood music.
Experience chocolate, oatmeal, peanut butter bliss.