Savory Oats…

Doesn’t look half bad, does it? I vascillate between wanting sweet items and savory ones for breakfast, but I don’t like to include grits too often (even though I love them) because they’re basically devoid of nutrients. Enter Oatmeal. Believe it or not, you can really eat it with savory seasonings and it’s just as good as with sweet! This morning, I added an egg (microwave scrambled), salt and pepper, and a packet of ketchup (I know, not really natural or healthy), but I’ve been known just to have it with S&P too. It’s so easy…just add about 3/4 cup hot water to the oats and let them soak the water in, and you’re good to go. No need to dirty a pot or microwave it and have an explosion that you’ll have to clean up later;).

So, I was looking for recipes for next week’s Vegan Challenge and I came across this Southwestern Cabbage Soup that looks insanely good…I’m thinking that I’ll make this Monday as I’ve got the ingredients already…a big pot will give me plenty to eat for lunches during the week!

On a non-blog related note, I’d really appreciate if you guys would hit up my Examiner website if you haven’t already been. I write about Frugal Living, and while sometimes the articles over there mirror what I’m taking about over here at Inner Monologue of a Madwoman, there are plenty of articles that are totally unrelated. And, come on, everyone can use a little advice about saving money these days, eh??

Today was pretty good; I got some major headway made on my cowl during choir tonight, which is great, because I want to get it done as soon as I can so I can decide whether or not to make another to give as Christmas gifts. Since I’m trying to do a totally handmade Christmas this year, I’m needing to get on the stick with that now!

And, I’m not going to talk about it too much yet because the idea just hit me on the way to choir tonight, but I think I’m starting to stumble upon one of the things I’m supposed to do in life…a way to advocate for animals and show that animal advocacy and Christianity do not have to be mutually exclusive. Just say a prayer for me as I mull things over and try to get a plan into action.

Good night, folks =^-_-^=


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