I was really lazy in 2010. I didn't cook often enough; ate out too much (gained a bunch of weight).
I took today as an extra vacation day and I've started cooking some stuff to get me through...well, however long it gets me through.
Nothing picture worthy yet, just a pot of couscous and a pot of oatmeal.
My breakfast for my first day back at work is going to be my "pina colada oatmeal." (Also known as pina colada couscous, brown rice, quinoa, millet...)
A serving of cooked grain of your choice
A tablespoon of nutbutter (my nut butter of choice is almond)
A serving of milk (my choice is almond milk. What? I like almonds!)
A handful of dried tropical fruit (I have the Sunmaid Tropical mix, which is papaya, pineapple, mango)
A sprinkle of shredded coconut
Mix it all in a bowl. Heat to your desired temp. Eat.
I've found that this recipe is best made the day before. All of the flavors really meld together and then I just pop it in the microwave for a minute on high and enjoy.
Obviously, any dried fruit or fresh fruit can be used. But, then you'd have to name it something else. :)
I'm also makingBaked Oatmeal Bars
They are in the oven now, so I'll post more once they are done. I plan on wrapping them individially and putting them in the freezer for a grab and go.
I used almond milk, raisins and leftover a Trader Joe's trail mix (I forgot the name, but it's cranberries, pineapple, cashews, almonds (more!) and macademias). I picked out the dried fruit, cut up the pineapple pieces and chopped the nuts. I also added coconut. More to follow...