I started the day with a walk, some pilates and coffee in an old Starbucks cup, Cait style.

The rate at which we go through jars of peanut butter in this house is kind of astounding. Meeker and I both eat a couple of tablespoons a day – which leads to a lot of empty jars. Which leads to a lot of Oats In a Jar (OIAJ).

This guy had pretty much been scraped clean, but it was still a good vessel for an unbelievable mix of oats and goodies.

In the Jar:

  • ½ cup oats – cooked in 1 cup water
  • 1 Oatie, crumbled
  • 3 walnut halves
  • A few white chocolate chips
  • Drizzle of agave

Lunch was an easy salad, and a ww tortilla with almond butter and cinnamon

Romaine, ¼ cup black beans, cucumber, ½ green bell pepper – dressed with hummus

I also snacked on some sweets throughout the day

A flax cookie (I actually had two – one was eaten mid phonics lesson) and two Oaties.

Later in the day, a co-worker returned this cookbook I lent him last week so he could make something chocolate for his wife on Valentine’s Day. He returned the favor by bringing me a sample of the insanely rich and delicious pudding cake with whip cream.

Oh my word. Pure decadence.

Then I came home to make another indulgent dish. It has been a while since I’ve made a Meeker Meal, and I was starting to feel sorry for him. This resulted in a cheesy pasta frittata.

To make this cheesy carb-laden dish:

  • 3 cups whole wheat shell pasta
  • ½ cup part skim ricotta
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 palmful garlic powder
  • 1 palmful Italian seasoning

Boil the pasta for about 5 minutes and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients (leaving 2-3 tbs. parmesan cheese). Then add pasta.

Heavily spray an oven-proof skillet with non-stick spray, and set on high heat. Add the pasta mix and cook until the bottom layer is set (about 5 minutes). Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Sprinkle the pasta with the reserved parmesan and put into the oven under the broiler for about 6 minutes, or until cheese is brown and bubbly.

Either invert onto a plate to serve (this was a big FAIL when I tried it) or just scoop out onto a plate…that’s how I rolled.



Edited to add: I reaalllyy want to win Maranatha,

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