‘Ello lovahs! How was ze weekend? Mine was pretty laid back spent enjoying some quality time with my bro. Since he travels so much for work, I haven’t seen him since last Christmas so it is always a treat when he comes home. Plus I never know the next time I’ll see him so I try to spend as much time with him as possible.
As part of one of my goals for this year, I wanted to get back into walking more. So I did just that on Saturday.Even if that means in -3 degree weather.
Despite my nose running like the white rapids and the inability to feel my legs for a good 20 minutes after I got back, I’d say it was a good hour walk. Fueled by my frenemy, Jillian Michael’s podcast. Hearing her talk about supplements and farting Santa outhouses just made the time fly by.
What wasn’t so good is the fact that I left a case of seltzer water in the front seat of my car from New Years. It looked like an episode of CSI took place in my ‘rolla, except in the form of ice instead of blood. All I have to say is thank god it was just water. Just a friendly reminder that I need to stop being lazy. I know have a towel to take the waters place on my front seat. Here’s hoping that doesn’t spontaneously combust.
On Sunday afternoon, I did my grocery shopping which let me tell you was probably the worst time to go. 2 PM on a Sunday, you would think the next apocalypse was on it’s way at any minute. People need their rotisserie chicken and deli meats just in case the world goes down. But you know what made it all worthwhile…
Yes. After about a year of looking, I finally landed my foodie little paws on a kabocha squash. Sure, I could have settled on a buttercup squash 5 autumns ago, but all this hooplah about the kabocha (which is pronounced ka-boke-ah) all over the bloggernet wouldn’t allow it. I can wait to roast this baby up and smother it in peanut butter.
Okay, so blame the cold weather but I know I post a lot about oats. And for good reason I might add. Healthy. Filling. Tasty. Versatile. I could go on forever, baby. Point is, my brain revolves around ways to make it more awesome. #oatsome. #awesomeal. #oatmygosh. #thesearetrademarkedgetyourownhiphashtags.
You’ve seen Almond Joy Oats
And now. This.
Bananas freakin’ foster oats. Seriously. Can life can any better? Yes. If I woke up to a hunky firefighter whippin’ up some bananas foster oatmeal for me than I guess life COULD get better.
Creamy. Sweet. And mine. ALLLL mine. But here’s what you do to make your own
banana-riffic batch of heaven.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1/2 T honey
- 1/2 T water
- Oats: Start by combining water, soymilk, and oats in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
- Once mixture starts to boil, add in banana slices, stirring often.
- Continue to cook 4-5 minutes or until mixture is thickened to desired consistency.
- Off the heat, add in cinnamon and vanilla and transfer oats to a bowl.
- Bananas: Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Combine honey and water in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Add banana slices to skillet, cooking on one side for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Flip bananas, turn heat off, and add honey mixture. Let sit for 1 minute.
- Pour bananas over cooked oats and add additional cinnamon if desired.
Fosters. Australian for beer..(unless you add bananas. Then it’s dessert. Or breakfast in my case.)
And there you have it. Another addition to the oatmeal arsenal in the form of dessert inspired dishes. Okay, I’m getting too alliteration happy. That’s my sign to skidattle. D’oh!
Have you ever had bananas foster?
How about kabocha squash?