Thursday, November 11, 2010

Back At It….Again

Happy Veterans Day! I would like to send out a great big thank  you to all veterans who have sacrificed their lives and families to keep us safe.
Today I didn’t something that I haven’t done it a long time, something that has been long overdue! And I am so happy to say that I am back at it!
I put my sneakers back on and went for a walk and can I tell you I wasn’t the only happy camper, the dogs were thrilled! Unfortunately, I haven’t kept up with my running schedule since the girls have gone back to school and I miss it terribly. I’ve decided to put it on hold until the spring since I really can’t give it 100%. Bummer…but I have re-committed myself to getting in a workout everyday.  No excuses!!! lol
After my walk I was greeted with Kailey and her patriotic breakfast!
Now if I can only get my youngest to eat like this, I would be one proud Mom! Smile
This morning I was in the mood for something warm and soothing so I made up a batch of Apple Cider Steel Cut Oats.
I forgot to add the apple cider for this pic, what a dope!
On the stove bring 3 cups of apple cider to a slight boil and add 1 cup steel cut oats,  1 chopped apple and 1 chopped pear.
Add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
and 1/2 tsp of pure maple syrup
Cover and cook on low for about 15-20 minutes.
Scoop some out
add some walnuts and enjoy!
My house smells like one huge apple pie! Mmmmmm
I can’t wait to re-heat some of this up in the morning, it’s a perfect way to start the day!!
You can actually prepare this the night before and cook it in a crock pot on low,  now that’s something to wake up to!


  1. Yay on the walk. And that oatmeal sounds great.

  2. Good for you for getting those sneakers back on. Even if the running has to be on hold, it's good to get the exercise. I bet the dog was extremely happy about it!

  3. I am not a huge oatmeal fan, but I can almost smell the apples all the way over here!! YUM.

  4. Good for you getting back out there! The hardest thing is getting back into the swing of things. Oh and can I just say how amazing that oatmeal looks!? I'm def. picking up apple cider tomorrow!

  5. Great looking breakfast! I need to get my butt into gear with a workout schedule...but this time of year I find it impossible!

  6. Hi Kristy!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I LOVE steel cut oats, and with apple added in, that bowl looks just heavenly. I'll be checking out your blog from now on!

  7. Now if I could just like oatmeal....

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  9. How much steel oats are in this? I didn't see it in the recipe unless I'm a dunce and missed it. They look great!

  10. @Debbi, I used 1 cup of steel cut oats! :)

  11. I love the crock-pot idea...what a wonderful smell to wake up to. And not having to make breakfast is a plus too!

  12. I'm totally going to make this soon. Yum

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  14. both meals look fantastic! I've never made oats on the stove, crazy, right?