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Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Finals

December 12, 2010

I sat home on Friday night and studied while everyone else went to trivia.  They obviously did horrible without me 😛

I was determined to have some of fun of my own so I woke up and made chocolate oats.  What, that’s not your idea of fun?

I doubled my usual portions so we had oatmeal for two.

This was the same amount of oats I make every time I make oatmeal for two but for some reason this batch looked like it was going to explode out of the pot!

I also made some tea with caffeine because I was preparing for a long long day of studying.

My dad gave me this tea and somehow it’s lasted over a year despite the fact that I feel like I drink it all the time.

Then I got to oatmeal topping.

Brown sugar and extra chocolate almond milk for him.

Dark chocolate almond granola (from Cascadian Farms) and maple syrup for her.

I could hear Joey’s spoon hitting his bowl for a full 15 minutes after I’d finished and when I went into our room to see if he was alive he gave me the bowl with oatmeal still in it and said he was done.  Okay, so maybe I put a little more in his bowl than mine, but still.

At 1 I preheated the oven because I needed these.

Why yes, those are gobs of peanut butter.

I microwaved my sweet potato for 3 minutes to speed up the baking process.  I only had to bake them for 40 minutes.

Nice and crispy with an AMAZING taste.  But then again what doesn’t taste good when it’s covered in that much peanut butter.

With some goat cheese and jelly on toast.  Don’t knock it till you try it, my friends.

We cranked the Christmas tunes while we ate lunch.

What to do when you have a lot of studying to do but want to get your exercise on too?  Take your notes to the gym and bike and study at the same time!

I did an interval work out and finished studying, it worked out great.

My final was at 7:30 pm so I ate some stew (pictures to come) before I left at 6:30 and packed some dried apricots and cashews in my jar so I could shove them in my mouth as soon as my final was over and believe me, I did just that.

Now we’re watching Love Actually.

Funny story:

The other day Joey said to me “you know, that English guy from Love Actually.”  If you don’t understand why that’s funny you should know that Love Actually is set in England and all the men in the movie are English!

Now he’s telling me a story about someone doing a Harry Potter accent, which I believe it also referred to as an English accent.

Well, my final is over with, my papers are turned in, classes are over with and I have some Christmas movie watching to enjoy and some hot chocolate to make 😀

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 12, 2010 12:16 PM

    I’ve never had sweet potato fries with peanut butter on them, but I’m sure I’d like that! 🙂

  2. December 12, 2010 12:42 PM

    Sweet potato fries with peanut butter?! YUMMMMM!!!!!!


  3. Ayla permalink
    December 12, 2010 2:15 PM

    He couldn’t finish his oatmeal? Pfft.. wuss. 😉

    The sweet potato fries look amazing! Now I’m craving some..

  4. December 12, 2010 8:34 PM

    I love love love Love Actually. Far and away my favorite x-mas movie!

  5. December 13, 2010 9:47 AM

    I just GOTTA try the nut butter-crusted sweet potato fries.
    These look gorgeous!

  6. December 19, 2010 9:17 PM

    Going to try again to leave a comment and hope it’s not kicked into spam! Your fries look fabulous–so glad you enjoyed them (not to mention that oatmeal. . . mmmm!)

    • December 19, 2010 10:40 PM


      Sorry your last comment got lost somehow! The fries were good, thanks 🙂


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