Overnight Oats and Being Unplugged

So today I decided to finally write something. I haven’t written anything in ages, at least not since I was an angst-y teenager with a very lame diary. (Not counting my little girl’s baby journal, in which I write from time to time. That is something special for her.) At least two months ago I signed up for this, and now I am jumping in. I have wanted to have a blog for a while now, but struggled with what kind I should create. I love to bake, but don’t get to as often as I’d like. I’m still trying to work off the baby weight 14 months later, but only recently have had a diagnosis for my hypothyroidism in this country. Thanks a lot, NHS! But seriously, I am thankful that it’s free. And my husband and I have dabbled in a bit of vegetarianism/organic eating – key word being “dabbled.” There seem to be so many things I could go on about, but nothing providing a consistent substance or theme. I suppose I will just write about them all. So this is a journey into writing, experimental baking (gluten-free recipes included!), weight loss, and general well-being.

Last night, I put together a yummy, easy breakfast to have in the morning. As the weather begins to break here, it’s nice to have a cool, yet filling alternative to keep fuelled for the morning. And it makes quite a portion! Put half aside for a snack or breakfast the next day. It keeps for a few days in the fridge.

Overnight Oats
Ingredients:
(Just as a side note, we try to use organic products as often as possible, but use what you have!)
1 C. Rolled Oats
Nonfat Milk
5 Tbs. Greek Yogurt
1 Tbs. Honey
1 Tbs. Chia seeds
1/2 C. Blueberries (or any fruit you like!)

Pour oats into a mason jar, followed by just enough milk to cover them. Mix with all the remaining ingredients and pop in the fridge. Done!

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Yum.

I found this recipe on Pinterest, but deviated from the recipes featured. However, I still feel credit should be due and you can find the link we used here.

The husband and I decided today to make a pact. At least one night a week, after Bug goes to sleep, we will spend Unplugged. No TV, no phones, just us. Tonight we played Egyptian Rat Screw, a game we spent so many hours playing before we were married, mostly in the airports prior to departure. That’s a story for another time.

We also played good, old-fashioned checkers. He had never played them before. Maybe it’s an American thing, but I’ve never known a single person who didn’t know how! And how didn’t I know my husband never played until now? Without this time set aside, I would never have found that out. We thoroughly enjoyed laughing and chatting. I won ERS and he won checkers. I must be a fantastic teacher.

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