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Back into the Spring of Things

March 5, 2011

I’m sure Colorado still has a few winter storms up its sleeve and while today wasn’t particularly warm, I did break out my sandals (and my astonishingly white feet) earlier in the week and I can smell Spring.  It’s right around the corner.

How do I know?

Well besides the flip flop appropriate weather I also saw the return of plated oats this week.  This can only mean warm weather is fast approaching. 

Method behind the madness: more surface area = cooler oats.  AKA I’m not sweating while eating them plus they cool faster this way, which is key for an oatmeal enthusiast like myself.

Only problem…

I forgot your oats can’t be runny if they’re going on a plate or you run the risk of having them overflow off the sides!

Toppings were on point, however.

Oh and my race itch is in full force.  I’ve been looking up upcoming half marathons and think I’m pretty decided on the Taste of Louisville Half in early June.

Someone please tell me to hit the register button already!

How about Spring colored foods?  Yes, puprle is totally a Spring color.  Because I say it is.

I was a little to excited when I found purple potatoes at the grocery.

Gorgeous, no?

Note to self: make sure your goat cheese is good before crumbling it all over your salad.  This will save you the trouble of having to pick it out later bit by bit.

And not that this has anything to do with Spring but I ate a new oat combination this morning that I’m referring to as Smore Oats — “you want a smore? smore of what?” <— Name that movie.

Basically I just added chocolate chips and cinnamon sugar crackers.  Simple but extremely delicious.  Chocolate is allowed for breakfast, especially on Fridays.

I think some coconut butter would have taken this to the next level!

I’m off to get my hair cut in Boulder.  Anticipate a grocery shopping post sometime soon!!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2011 6:03 AM

    Spring is just around the corner here too – I can’t wait!

  2. March 5, 2011 10:28 AM

    Ohmygosh! I love your idea for Smores Oats!!!!

    I can’t wait for Spring! It’s like 2 weeks away! 😀

    xoxo
    Kathleen

  3. March 5, 2011 12:06 PM

    We had beautiful weather in LA for the past several weeks. Last weekend I had my first pedicure of the season because I had already been wearing flip flops for slightly more than a week.
    Now we just have lots and lots of rain. It is spoiling my Mardi Gras! Parades are being cancelled left and right 😦

    • March 6, 2011 2:39 PM

      My uncle was just telling me about parades being cancelled (he lives in NO). How disappointing.

  4. March 5, 2011 12:54 PM

    Omg smores oats sounds amazing! 😀

  5. March 5, 2011 1:04 PM

    I’ve never had purple potatoes before but I’ve definitely had stanky goat cheese!!
    Happy weekend!

  6. March 6, 2011 9:30 AM

    Name that movie=THE SANDLOT! One of my favorite childhood movies ever! 🙂 And go sign up for that race. You know you want to…

    • March 6, 2011 2:38 PM

      Now I think I might sign up for the Estes Park Half!

  7. March 6, 2011 7:20 PM

    I need to try smore oats pronto! that quote sounds so familiar..i just can’t put my finger on it 😦 haha

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