>> Monday, April 26, 2010
When I went to pack my usual oatmeal mix for breakfast today (chocolate and peanut butter), I quickly discovered we're out of chocolate chips. I also caught a glimpse of a lonely pear, just waiting to be consumed.
And with a fancy glass jar of Nutella -- imported all the way from Italy -- just sitting in the cupboard, I threw out the good versus bad breakfast concept, and decided to dig in. After all, with my half marathon PR still fresh in my mind, I think I'm due a celebration of epic proportions.
This sweet beginning is just the start . . .
Now, oatmeal doesn't photograph well, so -- no -- what you see below isn't the "finished" product. But it's easy enough to imagine the gooey, chocolate-hazelnut-y goodness all punctuated by sweet, soft squares of delectable pear. At least I can conjure up that tasty image.
However, I spend more of my time day-drooling about food, which likely isn't normal.
What you'll need . . .
- 2/3 cup rolled oats (not the instant kind)
- 2 tablespoons (or more, if you dare) Nutella
- 1 ripe pear, skinned and cut into small pieces
- Put all ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour hot water over 'em.
- Stir and enjoy!