Monday, June 11, 2012

yummy oatmeal jars

This recipe is quick, easy,yummy, nutritious and everyone seems to like them! You get to assemble them in jelly jars which also ups the cuteness quotient.
1/4 cup dry oatmeal
1/3 cup skim milk
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp maple syrup
Put lid on jar and shake well. Then you can place a 1/4 cup fruit ie berries, peaches, applesauce, banana or nuts and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning you have the perfect grab and go breakfast for under 300 calories!

Monday, June 4, 2012

june date: orcas island week end

Thanks to an incredible internet deal, Dale and I were able to go away for a whole week end close to the cost of a day trip to one of the islands. My parents arrived Friday afternoon to take care of the kids and we headed to Anacortes to catch the ferry to Orcas. The rain was pouring and our ferry was delayed so we sat in the backseat of the Volvo and steamed up the windows by.... eating seven layer dip and sipping red wine. We arrived at our cabin in the dark and were a little scared that our internet deal was going to turn into a 'deluxe cabin of shag carpet and orange/brown floroal' but we were pleasantly impressed with a spacious nicely decorated cabin with it's own 2 person hot tub on the deck overlooking the water. Saturday morning we woke up and enjoyed coffee in the hot tub ad watched the rain continue to drizzle but the rain was predicted to stop by lunchtime and it did. We wandered the farmer's market in Eastsound and had lunch in town. After a delightful afternoon nap we headed to the Rosario Resort to listen to a local pianist and learn the history of the island. Sunday I braved the twisty hilly roads of the island and rode my bike to Moran State Park. Dale cloaked me in the car and had to pick me up 3/4 way up the mile high hill. That was really tough! Once we got to the State Park Dale had surprised me by picking up a picnic lunch in town and after riding our bikes around the park. We drove up Mt.Constitution and enjoyed our lunch overlooking the archipelago of the San Juan Islands. Then it was time to wait in the ferry line up to go home.


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