The moment I saw this tunic in the bin at a Goodwill Outlet Center, I thought of tulips, wooden shoes, and windmills. In honor of this shirt, I introduce to you Holland Oats.
Fresh apples, cinnamon, and honey make this recipe taste just like a traditional Dutch Apple Pie.
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup applesauce
2/3 cup water
1/4 apple, diced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 apple sliced (optional–for topping)
Honey (optional–for topping)
In a small pot, bring applesauce and water to a boil over high heat.
Stir in oats and reduce heat to medium.
Set a timer for five minutes. After 2.5 minutes, stir in the diced apple and cinnamon. Cook for the remaining 2.5 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and top with honey and remaining apple. (So you know, I don’t think this recipe needs honey, and I have never topped it with honey, but I could see how some people would want the added sweetness). Enjoy!
According to the National Peanut Board, “Americans consume on average over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut butter and peanut products each year.” I do my fair share to keep that number strong. Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter on a spoon—I can’t get enough of the stuff. Today’s recipe will let you eat an entire batch of peanut butter no-bake cookies for breakfast completely guilt-free. What could make a day better than starting it off with milk and cookies?
Instead of working in the office on Fridays, one of my bosses pays me to clean her house. I couldn’t look completely trashy, however, because I needed to buy groceries afterwards (I’m almost out of oatmeal!!), and I refuse to find myself on peopleofwalmart.com. Therefore, I paired a Banana Republic sleeveless top with thrifted American Eagle shorts and set to work.
Peanut Butter No-Bakes
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tbs. peanut butter
1-2 tbs. honey (to taste)
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. I would recommend using a glass bowl.
Microwave on high 45 seconds, until everything is melted and honey is boiling.
Working quickly, stir in oats and drop by spoonful onto wax paper.
Let cool before eating. (My dad and I both recommend keeping these in the refrigerator or freezer!)
I love clothes. I love oatmeal. I love for things to match.
By mixing these loves, I created a personal, weeklong challenge: Oats and Outfits. Everyday, I will post a new oatmeal recipe and a picture of what I wore. Starting with today.
Since it is Monday, I kept it simple on both accounts. For breakfast, I made easy microwave raisin oatmeal (I promise this was planned and not a result of sheer laziness–I wanted to start out with an informal recipe). My outfit consisted of a silver and white Ann Taylor Loft skirt and a purple Banana Republic shirt.
Microwave Raisin Oatmeal
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup raisins
Chop about half of the raisins so that the juices will be released during cooking. I use scissors to make the cutting easier, but my hands end up very sticky.
Combine water, oats, and chopped raisins in a microwave-safe bowl and stir.
Microwave on high 2 minutes. You may have to open the microwave occasionally and stir the mixture so that it doesn’t overflow.