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veggies for breakfast

March 17th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Ihate mornings. I always have. When I used to work I would always chant the "I hate mornings" mantra in the shower Smile I rarely do that anymore since I wake up when I want to. However I'm still not prepared to do any thinking first thing in the morning. So breakfast is always something very simple, usually cheerios and a piece of fruit. Sometimes celery and peanut butter and fruit, assuming the celery has already been cut up for another meal. Or sometimes I fix a batch of oatmeal for 6 meals and nuke it - this is always good.

Anyways in my quest for eating more veggies I came up with the following recipe which I really like. Tastes great nuked. It's a combination of two other recipes I saw online.

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal

Serves 6

Ingredients:

4 cups cooked oatmeal
1 16 oz can pumpkin
6 individual packages of Splenda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
ΒΌ cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

Cook the oatmeal as the package directs.

Add the pumpkin and spices to the oatmeal and stir together.

Pour into baking dish

Top with chopped walnuts

Bake for 30 min

If you are reheating this I put it in the microwave for 3 min and add milk.

The only problem is I want to make some more when this batch is done and I used my last can of pumpkin from before xmas. I have been looking for canned pumpkin for awhile and Walmart hasn't had any for 3 months. I checked King Soopers yesterday and they didn't have any either. Next time I go to Safeway I will have to check there.

I got several samples in the mail today from P&G sampling. 3 diapers (which will go to the food pantry), a sample of Tide with Febreeze and 2 samples of Metamucil.

My brother lives in a more rural area than I do and took some food to the food pantry down there. The guy inside told him, "See all those cars lined up outside, those are people who just sit there waiting for someone to come in and leave anything. They will take anything you bring in." That's so sad, that people are in that situation. I know when I go in to ours on Monday it's a zoo, people lined up for food and I live in a small town.

I finished reading my book Seven Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly. Action/Adventure - very good.

I've printed off several frittata recipes and that will be my next experiments in adding veggies to breakfast

4 Responses to “veggies for breakfast”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds yummy! I need to up my veggies and I might be able to handle that one.

  2. elisabeth Says:

    What about making your own Virgin Bloody Mary (VBM)mix. In other words, take salad fixins' from the night before, add Worchestire sauce ect and blend away. I was surprised that I like it. I'm not a cooked egg person so omlets w/veggies are out. And that makes veggies unplatable to me in the morning, until I tried the VBM.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    There ya go!

  4. retire@50 Says:

    elisabeth - sorry but that sounds disgusting I don't think I could even try it Smile bad enough to be morning and veggies but but then add Worchestire sauce and drink it -ugh lol

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