Oh, it’s Iowa Caucus day! One of the most annoying television days! Thank the sweet baby Jeebus it only happens every four years! Could you just imagine this circus happening every year? I’d be forced to turn into one of those annoying celebrities threatening to move out of the country. I’d just become Amish or strict Hasidic, or some other religion that bans the outside. I think I’d look kinda killer in a bonnet and blouse dress. I did it once in “Plain and Fancy”! Just call me Hannah!
Speaking of Amish, somewhere in Wayne County, Ohio, someone named Yoder is quietly screaming because I made an Amish favorite, baked oatmeal, with chia seeds. I also made it vegetarian and low fat. Lucky for You-der, (sorry) it was still delicious! If you’ve never had baked oatmeal, the best way to describe it would be oatmeal pudding or oatmeal casserole. It’s so lovely and comforting. Like a warm hug, or nip of bourbon at the end of the night.
What Goes In?
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2.5 cups vanilla coconut or almond milk
- 4 T chia seeds
- 4 T natural peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white (or just 3 egg whites!)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- drizzle of honey or agave nectar for serving
- more milk for serving
- preheat oven to 350F
- combine all but last two ingredients
- pour into an 8"-8" square baking dish
- bake at 350F
- 45 minutes
- serve with milk poured over top
As I am typing this I am watching a story about Singapore Airlines now offering double beds to couples in their first class cabins. Remind me to NEVER fly Singapore Airlines. I REALLY don’t need to hear that while I’m trying to re-read “Hunger Games” or catch up on blogs. Maybe they’re just eating oatmeal in there, but I doubt it.
Also, is it just me, or does Willard Scott make dirty jokes about the centenarians and thinks no one will notice? Or is it unintentional and just that funny?
“Gladys X drives a hummer and loves to bake; everyone loves her goodies.” First of all, a 100 year old should probably NOT be driving a hummer. Second of all, my guess is that Willie loves her goodies the most. I can’t even watch, I die laughing every morning. He’s like a week away from being on his own reel, and I think may be getting a bit old and dirty. I don’t want any Werther’s Original from his pocket.
Well, I hope you love my baked oatmeal goodies. I also hope we can freeze Willard Scott’s head like Walt Disney so he can narrate my reel.