My life has been riveting this weekend. Dinner on Friday with My Gazelle's Mom, who is a lovely woman.
Dog walking, co-op shopping, and book reading on Saturday.
Today, I ran 10 miles and got the bubble guts at mile 5. It was a long walk/jog home.
In the midst of all of this crazy 4th of July partying, I embarked on a new project.
The Oatmeal Project.
My Gazelle loves him some oatmeal. But, he doesn't like my standard version of oatmeal: plain, maybe some banana and cinnamon thrown in; but bland by his standards.
He prefers the processed, apple-cinnamon variety. It's expensive. It's horrible for him. I love him too much to feed him that crap. To remedy this situation, I picked up some props at the wild and crazy pre-Fourth of July party I went to on Friday.
Translate: the co-op that I've been wanting to check out for the past few months.
Quick oats, because my man doesn't cook. He boils, but he doesn't cook.
I purchased all of these items in bulk, and the total cost was $4.38. Have I ever mentioned that I love a good bargain?
Here's the whole crew: Sugar in the Raw, quick oats, dried apples & peaches, and cinnamon. I also bought the cinnamon sticks in bulk and spun them in my VitaMix. I love that friggen thing.
I also bought some of these, because I needed to put the oatmeal "packets" into some sort of container type thing, and I didn't have enough Pyrex dishes. I haven't been buying plastic bags for many months, but I felt better about these since they were safer for the environment.
I chopped up the dried fruit.
It just wouldn't be right if I didn't taste it to make sure it wasn't poisoned.
Sidebar: As long as I'm at it, I'm going to let you know that I wasn't going to post this picture of me in all of my makeup-less glory, but then I remembered Angela's post about embracing our unmakeup-ed selves, and I said,
"screw it...I'm the same girl, just without makeup."
Back to the story...
I split the oatmeal up into each bag in 1 cup portions, and then threw in the chopped peaches, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of sugar in the raw. I figured that if he wanted it sweeter, he could throw in some honey or agave.
I ended up with 10 bags of oatmeal--5 peach, and 5 apple.
This morning, the man tried the first one. He approved. He actually said that it was too much oatmeal, so I could've split it up into 12-15 bags. For $4.38? Seriously?
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