This morning I received a call from my boss. He needs me to proof several (mucho importante) documents before they go to a client. We had the following conversation:
Boss: It is important that these are perfect.
Me: Sure – no problem.
Boss: Do whatever you need to do in order to maintain focus – read one, go for a rune, read one, go for a run.
Cool or scary that he knows this about me?!
Did I mention how much I love my job?
I adjusted it a bit for my taste. I added the apples later in the process to ensure they held onto their crunch, and included ginger. Of course, I had to top it with PB because apples + PB go together like peas + carrots. Jenny.
Eating this was a Friday morning religious experience amazing.
Apple Pie Oatmeal
- 1/3 C oats (I combined multi-grain and Scottish)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 C water
- 1/4 C unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 Braeburn apple, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 T peanut butter
- 1 T pumpkin seeds
In a small pot over med-high heat, mix the 1/3 cup oats, chia seeds, spices, milk, water, and applesauce. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring often. When the mixture is just beginning to thicken, add fresh apple pieces. Pie Oatmeal is done when the mixture thickens and the liquid is absorbed.
Pour into a bowl and add toppings of choice. I used peanut butter and pumpkin seeds.
How well does your boss know you?
Well enough to know midday running produces maximum concentration?