Thursday, August 13, 2009

when in doubt, FLUFFERNUT

This week I have tried to jump on the eating breakfast bandwagon. I started with the Kashi/yogurt/fruit combo, and I am really enjoying it...but I know me, and I will get bored shortly....which got me thinking back to when during the winter Swistle wrote about her love of her baked oatmeal recipe, and I have been wanting to try oatmeal with accouterments ever since...okay, okay, I will wait if you want to go look, BUT even though she is completely awesome, come.back.

As I spent time this week thinking about oatmeal, I remembered that I bought some steel cut oats a few weeks ago when Amy challenged us to create a whole grain meal. (Which I did not do, by the by.) However, as I was thinking about oats, steel cut oats, little snippets of those Fluffernutter cupcakes kept butting into my brain and confusing me.

So, guess what I did? I made up a batch of steel cut oats:

Then I added a tablespoon of peanutbutter, and nearly TWO tablespoons of marshmallow creme. OH MY.

I tallied the points: 5, but it took me awhile to eat (which I like), and was delicious (which I love), and I actually enjoyed it more than the cupcake (it didn't taste better, I am not HIGH, but had elements of healthy and decadent...not just decadent) and now 2 episodes of Nurse Jacky later (THANKS, Nilsa), I am still feeling quite content on the hunger front.

Now we just have to see if I can stay out of the marshmallow creme..... (I won't tell you how I calculated the Points for the whole jar just in case I lost my mind and ate it.)

OH, and thanks for all the well wishes regarding my empty nest...but do not fear, I am FINE. Mr. P is on his way home from his last moving chore, bringing giant Low Cal Diet Cherry Limeades...then maybe we will be having some naked time in the...well, ANYwhere we want!!!

15 comments:

Not Your Aunt B said...

bom chicka wah wah! I suggest using the marshmallow creme...creatively. Less points that way I am sure. AND calories burned.

Lynne said...

Yay Breakfast!
I go the Cereal/Fruit/Yogurt route pretty frequently, and my oatmeal obsession is well documented, but I have yet to find a baked oatmeal recipe that I go gaga over.
Fluffernutter oats...I'll have to try that!

Tammie said...

dammit. b beat me to the bom chicka wah wah.

enjoy the naked time.

im so freaking sick of kids knocking on the door during my naked time with the man!

Astarte said...

Holy crap, do I love fluffernutters! I never thought to put that stuff in oatmeal, though. It sounds a little gross, but I'm willing to take your word for it!

Shelley said...

You crack me up with your "I am not HIGH" remark - love how you keep it real in regards to healthy food!

chezjulie said...

While I am not a fluffer (see Urban Dictionary again if necessary), this actually sounds really good. I might have to try marshmallow with oatmeal. That's the great thing about oatmeal... that it can be the base for so many yummy add-ins.

Jen L. said...

Now see, THAT is some oatmeal I could eat!

I agree that fluff consumed during naked time = negative calories.

creative kerfuffle said...

omg yes peanutbutter and fluff + naked time = yes. it sounds like a great idea. and all of that mixed w/ oatmeal sounds pretty yummy too.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

That's a meal fit for dessert. Yummm!!!

TBA said...

Hi mother dearest, you know I was expecting to read a nice little post about your fluffernut oatmeal adventure. However, I was not mentally prepared for the last couple of sentences.

kilax said...

I really love oatmeal, but have yet to try steal cut oats! I need to! Yum!

Not Your Aunt B said...

The comment college kid #2 left cracked me up. I guess he doesn't want to hear about all the wild, crazy monkey sex you've been having since he left!

Alice said...

haha, this had me chortling out loud several times :-)

Jill said...

Get over it kid. Your parents had sex to make you, and people don't stop liking sex just because they get old and ugly. Should be of some comfort, anyhow, to note that it won't all be over at 29.

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