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Baked oatmeal, beans and the back burner

I had not left the home at all this week with Myla. She has a cold and cough and I felt it was best for her to stay at home and rest. By Friday, I was feeling good about planning the weekly menu, signing up for Story Time, cleaning my house, mopping the floors that had not been mopped before Christmas, actually putting away laundry, blogging, and trying a new recipe Friday morning. I was finally able to think about some to do items that have been on my mind for months. They were not immediate so they got put on the back burner through the holiday seasons. Besides trying a new baked oatmeal recipe Friday morning, beans were on the stove waiting to come to a boil. I decided I had time to research and place an order on since I was not running errands this week. (If you have not check out this site, it is a must!!much more then diapers!). Upstairs we headed into the office. Myla climbed on my lap and of course wanted to look too. I was checking on a sound machine and some cough medicine and then looking for the book Good Night Owl on (the toy site connected with Click, click, click. . .reviewing one item after another. Sometime double clicking to get a closer view of a product. I was even taking my time clicking on books that Myla was pointing to on the screen. I become more focused on reviewing the items in my cart and placing my order as a three year old climbed onto my back with her arms wrapped around my neck.

Then a smell caught my nose. I stopped everything as my mind raced to place the smell. Then I remembered that I was waiting for the beans to boil on the back burner. As I rounded the corner into the kitchen it was what I thought. The beans were boiling, boiling for some time and had overflowed everywhere. I stood there for a minute processing the mess that was now all over the counter-tops and on my newly mopped floor. Where to start. I grabbed my iPhone to first take pictures to remember the mess. I wiped down the front of the cabinets, cleaned the counter tops and then wondered if it could have possibly overflowed into the drawers. I first looked into the top drawer. I discovered the silverware flooded with bean juice! Then I opened the second drawer and it too was dripping with the bean juice. And the same for the third. I started emptying each drawer. Thankfully, last week I got new contact paper and I decided it was the perfect time to tackle this project. All three drawers got clean, newly lined, and reorganized. It took hours. I had a different blog post for Friday and different dinner planned for Friday night too. Those plans got moved to the back burner as I had a mess to clean. It’s part of the everyday.


Baked Oatmeal

(a foreword. . .I took two recipes and kinda made this one up, so if you have one that you love, stick to it.

Though Lyndon claimed if it was at a restaurant he would order it!)

Soaked 3 cups of rolled oats the night before in 3/4 yogurt and 1/4 water and left it on the counter over night)

Next day take the soak oats and add:

1/2 cup agave

1/2 cup rapadura

1 cup milk

1/4 coconut oil

3 eggs lightly beaten

(my eggs were very small so I used three, I would do 2 next time as it seemed to be a little custard like on the bottom)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

This made the 8 inch pan. Bake 350 for 30-35 minutes or longer.

Enjoy with fresh berries, touch a maple syrup and whip cream if you want to add something sweet!

I need to remind myself that I need to set a timer ANYTIME I leave the kitchen if something is cooking.

The drawers were the worst and took the most time.

After I lifted out the silverware tray out of the drawer, I discovered more bean juice everywhere! It was gross!

ah bean juice is the worst! great story though and seriously I loved the oatmeal when I stayed with you guys! I have to find out what rapadura is but hopefully I will by morning, and once one more chicken lays and egg we’ll have 2 and I can make it – hooray!

You and I are two peas in a pod w/ kitchen disasters and forgetting stuff on the stove. YIkes. I would totally do something like this. Your baked oatmeal looks great. I haven’t made it for so long b/c I have no self control and end up eating the entire thing in a day’s time. Maybe I’ll give this one a try. I’m trying to up our intake of coconut oil lately.


o no jamie!! o no!

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