Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Morning Oatmeal


Since the weather's gotten cold, I've been cooking my breakfast every single morning.

Somehow, the process of filling the pot with water, of walking into the pantry to measure out my oats, of sprinkling cinnamon and dried orange peel, and then standing over the pot and stirring while it bubbles, leaves me feeling centered and ready to face the day.

When your day is full of IRB training followed by HIPAA training, a little centering in the morning is a good thing.

P.S. Want to hear my funny joke? Okay. IRB COULD stand for Institutional Review Board OR it could stand for I'm Really Bored. I'm just the funniest person I ever did meet. Also, modest.

21 comments:

  1. You have a walk-in pantry?! That's sooo awesome. In my little apartment we have so much cooking stuff it spills over onto shelves we've put in the living room, haha.
    -Jess

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  2. Oh what I wouldn't do for a pantry! I have also started hot breakfast season, only I am currently on a cream of wheat kick, yum. And IRB most definitely stands for I'm Really Bored. I do not miss those days.

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  3. I'm also on the porridge diet. Let's beat that cold chill with a hearty breakfast!

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  4. Cinnamon and orange!
    What a perfect combination.

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  5. Oh, Abbie, I totally feel you. I had to go through IRB training too and had to manage some projects aach---. It gets even more interesting when you have to get IRB approval from other countries.

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  6. holy crap, cinnamon and orange peel sounds AMAZING.

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  7. mmm i am obsessed with oatmeal. try adding nutmeg and canned pumpkin!

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  8. I'm so adding cinnamon and orange to my oatmeal now!!

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  9. When I want a meal that will carry me through the day ... it is oatmeal. Such a great meal!! I love topping mine with berries or dried apricots. MMM! Love these photos! xo

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  10. This is a perfect wintery weather warmer. And IRBs, don't even get me started! Aaagh!

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  11. I have yet to have oatmeal this year...I will do it tomorrow because of this post. I need a little centeredness to start my days off.

    Mmm, the orange peel and cinnamon sound amazing too!

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  12. Ooh, that sounds delicious. I do enjoy a nice bowl of porridge in the morning. I've never tried it with dried orange peel though, and now I have a hankering for it!

    Can I ask, this may sound silly, but, with the orange peel, before you dry it, do you grate it, cut it up into little pieces, or leave it as a whole and cut it up as you need it? I am intrigued!

    x

    ps: I love having your blog in my blogroll - i love coming here and seeing your food creations, and your photos and hearing about your life in Boston. it always makes me smile :)

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  13. wow good for you. i barely ever eat breakfast and if i do i just grab a bar and run. no cooking in the morning for me

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  14. It's almost always hot in here Texas, but I always make oatmeal for breakfast. Yours sounds tastier, though-- I'll have to try this recipe.

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  15. i wish i could wake up early enough to make oatmeal for breakfast...instead, i roll out of bed 20 minutes before i have to be out the door...

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  17. Genius oatmeal idea that I may be implementing in the very near future... thank you! :)

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  18. I love oatmeal too...have you tried it with milk instead of water? yummmmm

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