Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Simple Winter Breakfast

If you are like me and like something hearty and homey in the cold season's then you might like oatmeal. My Husband Brandon and I LOVE oatmeal. The great thing about it is it is a simple yet hearty breakfast. The even better thing about it is there are endless possibilities.

You could add milk, butter and brown sugar.
Your favorite kind of nuts for a little crunch (my faves are toasted hazelnuts, almonds and pecans).
1-2 tabelspoons peanut butter or even better, nuttella.

The options are endless.

The recipe I created today was inspired by Jamba Juice. They have oatmeal with various fruit toppings. Our favorite is the blackberry one. Well, I thought, "how easy and cheap would it be to make our own." The answer: much more affordable and very easy. Here is what I used...
I made a pot equivelant to 4 servings of quick oats on the stove top.
I took 1/2 a bag of frozen blackberries (about 8 ounces) I added them to a microwave safe bowl with 2 tablespoons brown sugar (I used Splenda Brown Sugar Blend) and 2 tablespoons water. I covered the bowl and microwaved for 5 minutes stirring and mashing the berries half way through the cooking time. I then spooned up 4 servings of oatmeal into bowls and spooned the berry mixture on top.
It took me about 10-15 minutes and we had a yummy, hearty breakfast.
The cost: 16 ounce bag of berries $2.00, Large canister of quick oats $3.00, brown sugar blend $3.00. Total cost $8.00 for 8 srevings with berries and enough leftover brown sugar and quick oats for atleast 10 more servings. Much better than the $3-4 bucks it costs for one serving at Jamba Juice. Enjoy!!!


taximan said...

So how do you get some traffic on your blog?

Rachel Blair said...

well... one you have to write on it regularly which I do not. 2. you have to network. Start telling all of your friends about it and have them tell their friends abotu it etc. Start a twitter and gain followers then you can post on their everytime you post on your blog. Utilze the web.
3. Ask people if they will become friends of your blog and put a link to it on their page, etc...

Amy said...

Yo Ray, ummm don't forget chocolate raisin oatmeal! lol Okay, yeah, it looks like crap, literally, but its delciious!!! hahahahahaha Oatmeal with chocolate chips and raisins. Yeah it prolly makes it 10x's less healthy but I don't care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, I had a blog and posted a lot and only NOW are people visiting it, go figure. I am terrified to read the comments because I TOTALLY disagree with half of what I wrote a year ago now....

God Bless ~Amy