I dressed up my daughter like Randy from a Christmas Story today. The actual temperature is 0 with expected wind chills @ -25 below.
Snow pants, snow boots, sweatshirt over shirt, heavy gloves, hat, scarf around her face.
We only live a few blocks from school, so we just walked but dang it was cold! I will not be walking home from work today.
I successfully passed up leftover pizza/cookies/pasta at work yesterday and stuck to my healthy lunch. Yeah!!!
I’ve made oatmeal every day this week, which is super unusual for me, usually I don’t go for sweet in the a.m. (unless it’s a muffin!). So today I decided to switch it up to spicy oatmeal.
1/2 cup quick oats
2 cups water
1 oz. white cheddar cheese
1 oz. sausage (cooked from bulk sausage)
lots of hot sauce! salt and pepper
Now I know what you are thinking, 2 cups of water, isn’t that too much? Nope! I like mine super creamy. I’ll add the oats, add the water and microwave for a couple of minutes. I’ll cover the bowl and wait about 15 minutes. It’s still super hot, then stir.
Watch the microwave because sometimes the oatmeal will go out of the bowl!
I also read yesterday that Caribou Coffee is introducing breakfast sandwiches. You’ll be happy to know that all of the sammies are less than 310 calories and around 12-14 grams of fat, so not totally bad if you find yourself in a pinch!
OK, if you live in the midwest – stay warm today and if you live somewhere where it’s warm – you are lucky! Have a great day!