Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic, relaxing weekend.
To be honest, I don’t really have all that much to report, but since I was MIA yesterday, I figured I’d check in!
Yesterday morning, Chris & I were up bright & early to help his brother move. We could only help out for a few hours, but the sun was hot & I definitely felt okay counting that as my workout for the day!
Yesterday afternoon was filled with house hunting. Yes, house hunting. “Erica, didn’t you say you were buying a house?” Well friends, it’s a long story – one that I will go into eventually, but not just yet! I feel like blogging about a house must be the kiss of death or something, so once I have some substantial, concrete explanation/update to provide you all with, my lips are sealed!
Since “emergency” house hunting kept us out for a few hours, we completely crashed once we got home. An early wake-up call + lots of driving around/house shopping = mental/physical exhaustion. We napped for a few hours, woke up to eat pizza & shower, then pretty much went back to bed. An exciting life, I know.
This morning, I thought I’d switch up my breakfast a bit since I’ve been having overnight oats nearly every morning. I hadn’t made baked oatmeal in forever, & now I’m wondering why since it’s so easy, delicious, & filling.
Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal
Makes 1 serving
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1/3 c. milk
- 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tbsp. walnuts
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Combine all ingredients & pour in a mini loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
I topped my baked oatmeal with some syrup, & had an iced coffee, too. I got a little bit of blueberry flavor in my coffee this morning, & I actually wasn’t a fan… lesson learned.
After breakfast, I showered & headed off to church.
Chris & I had a few more house appointments this afternoon, so before heading out I prepped a crockpot dinner.
It’s not the most photogenic meal, but it was flavorful & easy to make!
The rest of my evening has been spent doing some laundry & not much else. After being so busy during the school year, it’s so weird to have down time. Tomorrow looks somewhat “busy” though. I have an early run planned (before it gets too hot!) then a meeting with our realtor, a doctor’s appointment, & a major clean of our apartment, which is long overdue. I also need to fit in grocery shopping!
When do you typically do your grocery shopping? During the school year, I always go at some point during the weekend. I like being able to go during the week though, since it’s considerably less crowded!