Have I proclaimed my love for Alton Brown enough yet? Well, I love, love, love
him! These oats were made with steel cut oats
(omg, love!) and a crock pot.
All I did was mix 1 cup of steel cut oats (or pin head oats as
Altie Alton calls them,) 4 cups of water, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1 cup figs, and 1 cup of mixed dried fruit (I used mixed berries.) Stir all those friends up, and set your crock pot to low.
Go to sleep.
Stir, then add White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter (or whatever floats your boat.)
Holy yumtopia! Ok, I know the picture doesn’t look awesomely appetizing, but please, take my word for it.
I actually had to put my serving in a tupperware container because I was late for work (shocker, I know.) And, I didn’t have a great feeling about them because the right side of the pot had burned them a little. So I left the rest of the batch on the counter in the crock pot, to wait to be washed until I got home from work. However, when I took my first bite, I knew I made a huge mistake!! I could eat this for days!! It was SO good. Luckily, Shane saved the day by taking PT early on in the day, and put a batch in the fridge for me. 😀 All is well in breakfast town.
I found that this recipe held me over longer than my usual creamy oats (or it could be that I didn’t workout this morning like a crazy person…) But I wasn’t starving like I usually am by lunch.
However, I had to eat lunch early anyway, because I had a noon meeting. Lunch was tilapia with roma tomatoes, with a side of marinated veggies.
The veggies were freakin’ awesome! However, there’s something left to be said about the tilapia. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t wow me. I guess the greek dish I had the other day for lunch set the bar a wee bit too high. haha
This left me wanting MOAR, so I tried to dig into my Braeburn apple I had packed.
But alas, it was mealy. Do you spy something yellow and filled with potassium?
That’s what I had instead. yum!
Snacks were a Tropical Fruit Tart Lara Bar (unpictured,) perhaps a chocolate chip cookie that were free at my nooner meeting, and a juicy mango!
And I’ll leave you with a beautiful picture – some banana ice cream the hubski and I made last night.
Made with these ingredients:
And tonight I’m SUPER duper excited because my friend, Kori, from Orlando is coming to see me!! She’s a college buddy that took off after college (while I still remain in the city I went to college.) SO excited to see her 😀 We’ll be going out for dinner and drinks with her boo and Shane.
I hope everyone enjoys their last weeknight of the week! Hooray!!! 😀