Because I can find an excuse to bake at any time of day.
The other day I mentioned how I’m trying out bringing breakfast to work in order to combat killer hunger pains by the time lunch comes around. This is going well so far- considering my preference/habit is eating in the same hour of waking.
According to your comments, people fall in one of two extremes- those who must eat immediately or shit hits the fan, and those who can’t even imagine eating until they’re up at least a couple of hours.
And then there’s me. Trying out both extremes. Being the indecisive girl I tend to be. What’s new?
Because I’m looking for things that are easy to transport, oatmeal came to mind (and also showed up in multiple comments- thank you). But for the office- I refuse to do regular oatmeal. The crazy, massive industrial microwave we have in the break room guarantees that would be a failure for at least 2 or 3 weeks.
And we don’t have the patience to deal with that whole situation.
Intimidation of household appliances is a very real thing.
But what about premade oatmeal that just needs to be heated up a little? Like Bobbi’s baked oatmeal?
We have a winner. All the prep work happened the night before (I should also add it all happened in one dish leaving a minimal mess- double win!). I only altered it a little bit by cutting the amount of brown sugar used. Brown sugar isn’t usually part of my regular oatmeal, so I took the measurement down from 3/4 to a little less than 1/2 cup.
When I told Bobbi about trying the recipe, she asked if I had thought of altering the recipe by adding chocolate chips or something like that.
I’m really off my game when that didn’t even occur to me. Really off…
Before my shower the next morning, I threw the dish in the oven for 40ish minutes.
Your entire apartment will smell like an oatmeal cookie as it bakes.
You may say, “but Amy- doesn’t that take a lot of time in the AM when you don’t have any?”
My reason for eating breakfast at the office isn’t so much a matter of time, it’s a matter of when I’m really hungry. And no- it isn’t time consuming at all. It’s one morning where you have to take it in and out of the oven and you’re good to go for the rest of the week. Easy.The recipe serves 6. More like five if you’re this chick.
I poured about a tablespoon of milk into the container to keep it moist (oh geez, I really really dislike that word- ew) while reheating it a little. Bobbi suggested several toppings in her original post, but I just when with a little almond butter. Even my friend Cecil was intrigued by my breakfast yesterday morning. I bet he can sense the fiber from a mile away. Trust me- it’s in there.
Not sure if it’s a breakfast I’d do on a regular basis. It’s much more decadent than, say, my peanut butter toast, but it’s a fun switch. Or I’m sure there are a million ways to “healthify” it if you have the energy to do so.
Maybe this breakfast at work thing isn’t as hard as I thought it would be?
Now… enough about breakfast. Tell me some everyday words you just really can’t stand. I pick “moist”. Or “Taylor Swift”. Yeah, I went there.