Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PB and O (Peanut Butter and Oatmeal)

What? You've never had peanut butter and oatmeal before?  Have you always just stuck to instant maple and brown sugar or the ever so popular, apples 'n cinnamon? There's no better time to break out of the traditional oatmeal rut than tomorrow morning!

Because my mornings get pretty hectic I try and make a serving or two the night before.  I use McCann's Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats.  It cooks up in as little as five minutes.  Sometimes, to make it a bit creamier and add a little more flavor, I add a banana while I cook it.

Just boil a little water, add your oatmeal, and banana if you want and let it simmer away.

The banana will soften as it cooks.  Once it's all smooth, pour into a bowl and enjoy or into portable containers.

Now, time for the peanut butter.  A little goes a long way so I use a scant tablespoon.  My trick to getting it out of the measuring spoon and into a container without making a big mess is to spray the measuring spoon with a little cooking spray before scooping out the peanut butter.

The end result is an easy grab 'n go, healthy breakfast that is easy to eat at your desk.

Of course, it doesn't do any good unless you actually remember to take the PB and O to work.  To help with that, I give you the sticky note.

Tomorrow's sticky note will say "don't put cell phone in the freezer" but that's a story for another time.

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