I’ve been trying to find ways to save time in the morning, and make more time to go for a quick run. I’m already in the habit of waking up before the sun rises; but I somehow never seem to have enough time to enjoy breakfast. I usually eat breakfast in the car, on the way to school or clinicals.
My solution to my time dilemma…preparing breakfast the night before.
Here is a jar of Soaking Oats. It sounds weird, but trust me, they’re great! No more partially cooked oats, eaten hastily on the way to school. Soaking oats overnight makes for a super fluffy bowl of oatmeal. Making them is a snap, and they can be microwaved while I’m in the shower. Bonus!
Here’s an eyeball recipe:
1/2 cup of Rolled or Steel cut oats (not the instant kind)
1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/4 cup of half & half or milk
1/4 cup of water
Place in a container and give a shake. Leave in refrigerator overnight.
Microwave for 1-2 minutes
*top with whatever suits your fancy. I love using berries and walnuts.
Posted by twentyhappyfeet on March 12, 2012
This week was a busy one! It started with an exam, followed by our first clinical prep tool, and sneaky pop quiz. I still have a good grasp on learning the material; however, my time management skills are losing luster. My grades are great; but my sleep is entering deprivation mode! I’m also starting a new job in a couple of weeks. I definitely need to find ways to better manage my time.
With all that said, some “me time” is in order. I’m an early bird kinda girl…not super early; but early enough. I like to wake just before the sun comes up. The husby is a late sleeper. I don’t mind that at all. Being up early gives me some alone time. Kinda reminds me of my single days. I enjoy a few minutes of quiet and a strong cup of coffee. The house is usually pretty still, aside from Sambuca pitter-pattering under foot. She’s usually my alarm clock. I like having her up with me.
This morning I had some “me time”. I made an omelet with grilled salmon, red peppers and scallions, rested on a bed of arugula! Mucho yummy, and much needed!
Posted by twentyhappyfeet on February 19, 2012