I used to subscribe to a dozen magazines. I loved them! I remember right after Hannah and Jacob moved in, Hannah looked at my stash of magazines from the previous year – um, that would be 144 magazines, and (made me) suggested that I just donate them or throw them out. I took them to my local library, and I decided from that moment on, I would only get my magazines at the library. I’d enjoy them for three weeks and return them – no clutter!
If the current month isn’t available of a cooking magazine, I’ll pick the same month, but from a different year. Last year’s August issue of Cooking Light had an oatmeal dish with . . . corn. And fresh peaches. And yogurt. And I loved that idea!
I used canned corn, but next time I’ll use fresh corn. I sautéed the corn in a tablespoon of sugar-free pancake syrup for a couple of minutes.
I mixed one cup unsweetened almond milk with three cups water. I added two cups of oats to the corn, cooked that for a minute, then added the milk/water, reduced the heat to medium low, put a lid on it, and cooked for 5 minutes. That’s literally it.
The oats soaked up the pancake syrup.
I didn’t have any peaches, but I got a can of apricots off the discount rack at Mariano’s.
The verdict? I liked it, I didn’t love it. I reheated the oats before building this bowl, but I have a feeling I would like it better cold. I’m going to tweak this recipe a bit and get back to you. It didn’t stop me from eating every bite though. 😀
You’ll be happy to know that after a brief break, the Biz and Jenn show was back on the air yesterday! We went to the farmers market. I got bagel chips, mini bagels, mushrooms, purple cauliflower, green beans and baby potatoes. I had my $20 market budget, and I stuck to it.
I should have bought a bunch of these sunflowers – so pretty! But, I already spent my $$, but next time I’ll use my first $6 and buy these flowers for myself. I love the autumnal colors.
I’ve never heard of this variety of potato before, but I love fingerling potatoes, so I picked up about half a pound for $2. After a quick google search, these are “chef” potatoes because they have a buttery flavor.
Oh, and I also bought a yellow watermelon! Super mild in flavor – it’s been a while since I bought a watermelon with seeds.
I am sure I’ll be having beef sometime this weekend – I’ve had this mushroom recipe pinned for a very long time – don’t they look delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe Kevin.
Oh, I also bought my favorite tofu from Phoenix Bean – I added that to my picky plate lunch. I love, love these picky plates. If nothing else, it can show other WW peeps that you don’t have to be a slave in the kitchen to eat good food. Mix and match store-bought stuff with fresh fruit – this took me over an hour to eat 😀
Hannah emailed me on the way home and said that she was making fried rice and would I like some – um, yes please! Having dinner ready for me two days in a row? Priceless.
Until I got home and Hannah said “change of plans, we got hungry so we made breakfast for dinner, so you are on your own.”
Turns out I can figure out what to make with what I had on hand. That’s where my leftover burger from the Dearborn comes in. I rarely eat the second half of a burger that I bring home, but I will use the beef to make tacos. I added kidney beans and mushrooms to two ounces of the burger meat. I’ll save the rest for my weekend dog food bowls I make for Rummy and Roman.
My favorite zero point toppings on my tacos – a drizzle of each of these – makes it creamy and spicy. Yum. If you haven’t tried this flavor of Bolthouse Farms yet, it’s one of my favorite of theirs.
So good. I love the beef and bean combo, and the mushrooms just added a “beefy” flavor to the tacos. Yum.
We made it to Friday! I have only one boss today, so hope to get my desk cleared off – so many little things that didn’t have a timeline per se, but that stack is getting almost too much for me to look at, so fingers crossed that happens. It will be just my luck though that 5 secretaries call in sick and I’ll be stuck working for other people though 😛
Happy Friday!! Make it a great day!