Sunday June 27th
Don’t you think it would be great if anytime you needed a fruit or vegetable, you could just go into your back yard and get it out of the garden? Well that is what our family can do for some fruits and veggies. We have a little garden in the back yard filled with jalapeno, rhubarb, zucchini, tomatoes, apples, strawberries, and pumpkins (in the fall). I just love the fact that these fruits and veggies are home-grown and do not have any pesticides or chemicals on them! I know exactly where they came from and what has been on them.
Currently our rhubarb plant is HUGE, so what did we do yesterday…. we went and picked some to use for breakfast this morning.
We made a Baked Rhubarb Apple Crisp Oatmeal yesterday for this morning’s breakfast.
We got this recipe off of Iowa Girl Eats blog. She has some amazing recipes. Here is the recipe:
Baked Rhubarb Apple Crisp Oatmeal
1/3 cup chopped rhubarb
1/2 chopped apple
2 Tablespoons water
2 teaspoons agave nectar (could use honey)
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
2 Tablespoons sliced almonds(we did not have sliced, so we just chopped some up)
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook the rhubarb and apple in 2 Tablespoons of water in a pot on the stove until softened, ~2 minutes.
2. Stir in agave nectar, water, vanilla, cinnamon and oats. Pour mixture into a non-stick sprayed baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
3. Mix together almonds, butter and sugar. After oatmeal has cooked for 10 minutes, top with the almond mixture and bake for 10 more minutes.
Whit and I just doubled the recipe for the two of us and poured it in and 8×8 pan to cook. This morning split it and had it with of course some iced coffee
This was sooo good. The best part was the crumbly topping! Yum. Also it had just the perfect hint of sweetness.
We had a rice bowl, yogurt parfait and pretzels for lunch. Whit made our rice bowls last night and threw in some zucchini, grape tomatoes, spike, and spinach. So REFRESHING!
When we got home from work, we had only one snack in mind…
We bought some Voskos yogurt the other day and have been dying to try it.
**VERDICT: Well let me tell ya, you get what you pay for. This yogurt is a bit on the pricey side at about $1.39 a container, but totally worth it. It has the same thick creaminess as Siggi’s. This was by far the coolest flavor of yogurt I have seen. It would be awesome as fro-yo… need I say more
QOD: Do you have a garden? If so, what things are growing in it? Also do you buy organic?