Grounded for having to be yelled at too many times for kitty chasing this morning.


I’m working on cooking real live meals again. I get very easily distracted and then I cook things that only have to have water added and microwaved. I’ve been reading the running blogs and those people are seriously into their oatmeal. I’m ok with oatmeal as long as it is instant maple and brown sugar with raisins on top. That’s not what these guys are into. This morning I decided to try it.

Heather’s Real Oatmeal

3/4 cup oats
1.5 cups water
Microwave these for 3 minutes (so far so good – see above for how good I am at adding water and microwaving)
Mush up one banana and mix it in. Taste. Make face.
Add heaping spoonful of peanut butter for taste even though I hate peanut butter that isn’t coated in chocolate. The runners add peanut butter. It is good for you. Stir. Taste. Make face.
Add rest of box of raisins that I find in the back of the cupboard. Try to break up stale raisin clumps. Taste. Better but still not enough flavor.
Check to see if anyone is looking and drizzle on maple syrup. Stir. Taste. Much better. Resolve to wean myself off the maple sugar additive as I develop a taste for other flavors of oatmeal.

I’m also making up a big pot of crockpot chili. It is in the crockpot since I’m using tomatoes that I froze during the summer and I figured the crockpot would melt them nice. So far I have tomatoes, some chili powder, 1 can of green chiles, a can of beans, and a bag of soy ground fake meat in there. I’ll probably add some corn or something else when I’m ready to eat it.

I’m going to make up a batch of Meatless Sloppy Joes to have ready and waiting for me in the fridge. I also bought a bag of steam and mash sweet potatoes. I shall steam and mash and save for a side dish to the sloppy joes. I also like my sweet potatoes to be sweet so I may have to hide the maple syrup.

The only problem with this whole plan is that I tend to want something different if I have whole meals pre-made. Repeat after me. I will eat all this good food I made even if I’m craving macaroni and cheese!