October 29: National Oatmeal Day!


Sidenote: Do you think they make oatmeal day right before Halloween make our hearts just a teeny bit healthier before we inhale pounds of fat and sugar?


I have a love/hate relationship with oatmeal. Here is me eating a bowl of oatmeal:


“This is delicious! I’m going to eat this every morning!”- me, digging into the bowl of oatmeal.

“Why am I eating this beige lumpy paste??”- me slogging through the second half of the bowl of oatmeal.


It’s good in the beginning, but then it’s like ughhhh when it this going to be over? It gets to the point where you’re chewing something that doesn’t need to be chewed anymore, but then for whatever reason you can’t stop chewing and then you have to consciously remind yourself to just swallow it already. Or maybe that’s just me.



Tomorrow: National Candy Corn Day.

October 19: Oatmeal Muffin Day!


I enjoy a good muffin. Who doesn’t, right? I don’t make them very often because I never really think about it, but it’s always nice to have a bunch of muffins around.


I found a basic oatmeal muffin recipe online and was happy that I had everything that I needed, with the exception of dried currants. But who has dried currants on hand? I used dried cranberries instead, and also added pecans (duh) and cinnamon (double duh).


They’re super yum and way delicious before a morning spin class. One of the better days so far, if I do say so myself.



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Tomorrow: National Brandied Fruit Day.