…except not really, because being in college means a super-long winter break! So today was just another day of doing nothing. Which is exactly the way I like it.
I slept in until 9 this morning because I was up late last night. I woke up starving and ready for a big breakfast: oatmeal!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 whole banana, sliced
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- Toppings! Jams, nut butters, granola, Biscoff…whatever you like.
Start by adding all of the ingredients except the egg into a pot. Turn the stove onto medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it starts to boil, turn down the heat to low and stir, scrapping the bottom of the pot to prevent burning.
Let the mixture cook until the banana starts to break down, and then stir vigorously to break up the slices of banana until it is difficult to find pieces of banana in the oats. Crack the egg into the hot oats and stir for two minutes to allow the egg to cook.
Finish with your favorite toppings.
January 1 is a great day because there really isn’t anything going on. We always watch the Tournament of Roses Parade because it’s my mom’s favorite. I stayed in my pajamas until noon and that was just fine.
Our holiday guests left this morning and the house was quiet and calm for the first time since before Christmas. Things are getting back to normal.
Around 1:30 I became inspired to make lunch: baked tofu! I followed the basic steps from a Healthy Tipping Point recipe but adjusted it a bit. The result was some of the most fabulous tofu I’ve ever had.
And of course, clementines.
After lunch, there was more lounging and some napping. A little snacking:
And I picked up this guy for my run tomorrow:
Dinner was almost like Christmas all over again. Or what we would have eaten for Christmas Eve if we didn’t have lobster.
Tomorrow my dad goes back to work. Thursday my brother and mom start school again. I, on the other hand, have another two whole weeks before I head back to school. It’s perfect.