Happy Monday, I’m still here, but the cooking has gotten a little less impressive. We hosted our neighbors last night for a potluck dinner and made two kinds of enchiladas–veggie and chicken. I’ll post those as soon as I sit down to upload pictures.
It is getting much harder to grocery shop, unload groceries, cook, clean, serve, clean, etc. You try doing your daily chores with a large kettlebell strapped to your stomach! Luckily, my husband is the sous chef on the weekends and enjoys cooking too. There would definitely be less homemade food on Sunday nights without his help!
One thing on my “to cook” list for a long time has been savory oatmeal for dinner. This is basically treating raw oats like any other grain used for dinner–rice, quinoa, pasta, etc. Instead of adding milk and sweet ingredients, you add vegetables and spices. It sounded easy and interesting, and like a simple dinner for one!
- 1/2 C old-fashioned oats
- 1 C water
- dashes of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika
- 1 fried egg on top (cooked separately)
- handful of raw spinach
- Bring water to a simmer in a small sauce pan.
- Add oats and whisk.
- Add spices and keep whisking.
- Stir in spinach and stir to wilt
- Top with egg and more salt and pepper.
I cooked my egg so it wasn’t very runny since you can’t eat runny eggs while pregnant, but an over-easy egg would have been gooey and great too. Other toppings if you plan ahead could be avocado or cheese whisked in, also sounds really good.
I liked that this was super simple and different. You can modify the spices to your liking, but I liked pairing oats with savory ones.
Have you ever tried oats for dinner like this?