Archive for January, 2009

Decadence for Breakfast

January 30, 2009

Finally! A way to have icing for breakfast that doesn’t involve sugar coma inducing cinnamon rolls or leftover birthday cake (not that that’s ever been done before…..)

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal
1/3 cup rolled oats
pinch of salt
1/3 cup milk plus 1/3 cup water
cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste
small carrot, peeled and grated
small banana, mashed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 300°. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes or so, until nuts are hot and fragrant. Place oats, milk, water, salt, and carrot in a pot on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Simmer, adding in spices. Stir in mashed banana and cook for a few more minutes before stirring in vanilla and taking pot off the heat. Top with a couple teaspoons of cream cheese icing and toasted pecans.

Small Batch Cream Cheese Icing
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tsp butter (room temperture works best for blending)
3 tbsp icing sugar
couple drops of vanilla extract

Spoon cream cheese and butter into a bowl; mix vigorously (a fork works just fine) until smooth. Whisk in icing sugar in several additions, using more or less to achieve desired sweetness. Stir in vanilla extract.

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This will make more icing than you need for one bowl of oatmeal, but really now who has a problem finding things to do with leftover icing? One of my sugar-coated childhood favourites was icing spread over graham crackers. mmmm… Don’t think I’d be able to get away with that now quite as easily 😉

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Housewarming Party

January 22, 2009

WordPress is everything I want it to be and more right now, the blog and I love our new home 🙂 I have a lot of sorting through past posts and improvements I want to do, but hopefully I will have the blog up and running the way I want it to within the next week or so. I’d love it if you would stop by my virtual housewarming party here (I am so corny) and leave the link back to your blogs so that I can get this blogroll up and moving.

I am excited to be blogging again and I feel that I have new ideas for the focus of the blog, in addition to some much needed renewed energy. Thanks again for the sweet comments on my last post, I have missed my blogworld friends.

Greetings! haha

January 21, 2009

Hello friends 🙂
I’m not sure if there’s anyone still out there… I know I’ve been gone for a while. A LOT has happened in the past few months. When I last left you I was living in Montreal with my boyfriend, however now I’ve moved home to live with my parents in Nova Scotia (I don’t blame you if you don’t know where that is, there’s not much to see haha) and the boy is attending nursing school at UMass Amherst, so we’re doing the long distance thing for now. Not fun. I’ve thought about taking up blogging again but changing the focus of the blog.. I’m not sure what will happen yet though. I just wanted to give a little shoutout to let you know I am still reading your blogs and lurking in blogland 🙂
xox linds