Brrrrr! It’s cold and WINDY today! The kind of cold wind that cuts right through you to the bone. It’s the kind of wind that makes you unintentionally swerve on the road while driving. Don’t fret though – I made it home to blog over lunch and let the puppa out of her crate room. (Rob and I refer to her crate as her “room”…we just like telling our dog, “Go to your room!” It’s good practice for children. )
If you’re new to overnight oats, it works like this:
- 1/3 c. dry old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 c. greek yogurt
- 1/3 c. milk (or you can use all milk instead of half yogurt)
Stir it up and stick it in the fridge at night and wake up to creamy goodness. I usually eat it cold when I make it this way. Try it; you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
If you are new to oats in a jar, it works like this:
- Buy delicious real peanut butter. (We don’t do Jif or Skippy or whatever else pretends to be peanut butter.)
- Eat the peanut butter by the spoonful at a breakneck pace in moderation like a normal person would.
- When you have a nearly empty jar in about a week, ahem, I mean, month, you have three options. (1) Give it to your dog to finish off. (2) Prepare your normal warm oats and then stuff it in the jar. (3) Prepare your overnight oats right in the nearly empty jar.
With option 1, you’ll have a very happy doggy. With options 2 and 3, you’ll have a very happy mouth as your spoon finds peanut butter surprises. I’ll leave the choice up to you. Remember how we talked about making good choices? I think you’ll do the right thing. Which, obviously, is to do option 2 or 3, but lie about it and tell everyone you fed it to your dog.
And if you’re a normal food blogger, you’ve probably stopped reading about now to go get a spoonful of peanut butter. I didn’t. Of course not.
Anyway, my overnight oats also ended up with some cinnamon, ground flaxseed, and half of a sliced banana that is finally ripe nearly 2 weeks after I brought it home from Costco.
I’ve got to run drive blow back to work, but tune in later for a story about a little Valentine’s Day tradition I look forward to every year.
Question for you: What’s your favorite oatmeal mix-in?