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Coming Home is Hard

March 29, 2011

The day (or days) after coming home from vacation is hard.

You have to cook your own meals… or continue eating at crappy restaurants because you’re tired and your fridge is filled with “man food,” aka meat and beer.

You no longer have an excuse to indulge in Starbucks on a daily basis.

You can’t remember how to meal plan or go grocery shopping.

Homework feels like torture.


There’s oatmeal to look forward to.  And homemade almond milk.  And peanut butter, or at least what’s left of it after your boyfriend allows his drunk friends to sleep on your couch while you’re gone, but that’s another story.

This was the closest I got to “real” oatmeal (you know what I’m talking about) while on vacation.

Starbucks oatmeal may not perfect but it’s miles above anything I’ve ever ordered in a restaurant.  Plus it’s much less awkward to pull out a banana and peanut butter to add to your food than it would be in a restaurant.

P.S. I’m totally addicted to this gluten-free banana bread cake my aunt picked up for my sister while we were in AZ.  I may or may not have smuggled it home with me when my family dropped me off on Saturday night.

As good as Starbucks oatmeal tastes in comparison to restaurant oatmeal, homemade is always SO.MUCH.BETTER.

I’m obsessed with how creamy homemade almond milk + egg white makes oatmeal.

What are you glad to come home to after vacation?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 29, 2011 7:04 AM

    I am always happy to make food at home and sleep in my own bed after vacation!

  2. March 29, 2011 7:39 AM

    the ONLY redeeming part of coming home from vacay is getting back in to the kitchen and whipping up your favorite meals. I just had a bowl of oats for breakfast.. now I want another one 🙂

    • March 29, 2011 12:17 PM

      I feel that way on a daily basis. I always want to come home and whip up my own version of all the good stuff I ate on vacation!

  3. March 29, 2011 9:04 AM

    my bed:) and not living out of a suitcase haha

  4. March 29, 2011 10:11 AM

    My bed! That is what I am always so happy to see when I get home 🙂

    • March 29, 2011 12:17 PM

      I usually don’t have a hard time sleeping in hotel beds while on vacation but my mom and my sister were aching (literally) for their own beds.

  5. March 29, 2011 10:41 AM

    Yes! Homemade oatmeal is divine, and yours looks soo pretty!

  6. March 29, 2011 10:48 AM

    My kitchen!!!! 😉

  7. March 29, 2011 11:56 AM

    Yes I love making my own food! Homemade oatmeal has no comparison, I think my cupboard is mostly made up of oatmeal toppings. So sad lol

    • March 29, 2011 12:16 PM

      More like awesome! Mine is the same way and I wanted to use them all when I came home.

  8. March 29, 2011 1:06 PM

    my bed ofcourse! lol cant sleep on anything else…great post..i enjoyed the pictures too

  9. March 29, 2011 1:25 PM

    ahhh, your oatmeal really does take the cake, even if that muffin crumbled on top of the Sbux one looks realllly good.
    I tend to miss home cooking. And my own bedddd.

  10. March 29, 2011 1:39 PM

    Definitely PB and oats! I just got back from Aussie-land, and while it is always annoying to come back home to an empty fridge, homemade oats + PB this morning made up for it. 🙂

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