Sunday, November 04, 2007

Dinner for One

Put a cup and half of water and about 3/4 of a cup of oats and a pinch of salt into a pot with a lid. Be careful not to mix up the amounts for water and oats, or you'll be confused and have to start over. I'm just sayin. Anyway, bring to a boil and stir until its just a little thinner than you'd like. While that happens, toast some almonds. I like the slivered ones because they are easy to chop. When the oatmeal is almost done, stir in a spoonful or two of raspberry jam. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and a little brown sugar.

Sit and eat, and think about the great day you had: a full church with nine baptisms, your new goddaughter, her fabulous parents, her awesome twin brother and his supercool godparents, and how fun brunch is when all those people are in the same place.

Enjoy the quiet of your own house, especially since you broke your cell phone so no one can call you anyway, enjoy watching your football-boyfriend beat the Colts again, enjoy your Sunday night tv that your husband wouldn't ever watch. Appreciate the fact that your dinner is good for you, and isn't pizza, unlike five of the meals you had the previous three days.

Really though, after the brown sugar part, do whatever would make you as relaxed as I'm feeling tonight.

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