Sunday, June 30, 2013

Refrigerator Chia Oatmeal

So I hopped on the bandwagon after hearing about Chia seeds and purchased some online.  I hear Costco and Trader Joe's carries them but I have neither where I am, so I ordered mine off Amazon.
After experimenting a couple of days, I came up with this recipe and decided to share it. I make individual servings so they are grab and go in the morning.  The dollar store sells plastic serving bowls.  Three to four in a package depending on which brand for one whole dollar.  I bought a couple packs. You can use pint size mason jars as well.

Freshly prepared Nectarine Chia Oatmeal

Refrigerator Chia Oatmeal:
Individual servings:

1/2 cup of oats
1 TBSP chia seeds
1 cup of unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
Chopped Fresh fruit of choice 1/4 to 1/2 cup

Place oatmeal & chia seeds in a plastic single serving bowl make sure it has a lid.
Add all the liquids to an one cup measuring cup and stir very well. Pour it in the bowl, throw in fruit and place lid on securely and shake it good. Place them in the fridge overnight and they will be ready in the morning.
I make 4 at a time for 2 days.  I eat one for breakfast and one at night for a snack.  They are good for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Approximately 200 calories plus the fruit calories.
A good refreshing breakfast for the hot summer months.

I have 1 cherry, 1 grape and 2 nectarine chia oatmeals in the fridge that I made a short time ago.  I polished off the last blueberry Chia oatmeal this morning.
Very healthy and it taste good too!  Win/Win as far as I am concerned.
Freshly prepared Cherry Chia Oatmeal   & Grape Chia Oatmeal

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Baby Hat with Crocheted Flowers

So I trotted down to the Dollar Tree and found an adorable baby hat.  Total cost: $1.00.  I sewed a button on the side and crocheted several flowers.

This is my pattern for the flowers.
Chain 6 and slip stitch the ends together.
SC x12 into the ring.
Row 2:  SCx1 then SCx2 in the next stitch, then SCx1, then SCx2 into same stitch.  Repeat all the way around and slip stitch at end.
Row 3:chain 2, dcx2, treble stitch x1, dc x2 all into the same stitch, slip stitch next stitch, then slip stitch the next, chain 2, dcx2, treble stitch x1, dc x2 all into the same stitch, slip stitch next stitch, then slip stitch the next, repeat all the way around.  Weave ends and that is it!  Slip the flower over the button on the hat and you have an adorable hat. I made several flowers to change it up.  You can stack them as well.  This is the pattern for the solid yellow and pink flower. I played around and added another row with a different color on the other flowers but didn't write the pattern down.