Banana CheeseQuake

I was really hoping we’d have a bit longer before this happened –

But the snow did hold off until December 9th, so I guess we’re pretty lucky.

I parked my (snow-covered) car on the wrong side of the street last night in the hopes that having to get up to move it would get me to the gym.  And it did!  I hopped on the treadmill and did 10 minutes walking – 10 running – 5 walking – 5 running – 5 walking.  2.7 miles and 35 minutes total.  Followed by a short strength and stretch session on the mats.

After the gym I had to make an emergency trip to the store (we are out of soda and I’ve got 5 exams to study for!) and I came home to one of the biggest messes the dog’s ever created.  It’s possible I sat on the floor and cried.  But then I picked myself up (cleaned up) and ate two oatmeal cookies while I waited for my oatmeal to cook.

I should have just waited though, because this was one of the best bowls of oatmeal I’ve ever made.

Cooked:  1 cup water, 1 medium banana, 1 pinch salt, 1/3 cup oats
Stirred in:  1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
Topped:  1 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, 1 tsp light brown sugar

There was more dairy than oats in this oatmeal!  And it was perfect.  Like a slice of banana cheesecake, except not sickingly sweet and rich (just sweet and rich enough!).

4 thoughts on “Banana CheeseQuake

  1. Have you thought about crating your dog during the day? It might help with the messes, and if done correctly dogs really like their crates.

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