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Saucy

April 30, 2011

This post title describes me.

And my lunch and dinner.

But first, I told you you’d see those muffins on top of overnight oats.

I wasn’t lying.

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And what’s better than a crumbly chai muffin?  A crumbly chai muffin + raisins, coconut butter and peanut butter, that’s what.

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I just told Joey I want to eat overnight oats for every meal.  He tried to tell me that wouldn’t be fun.  I beg to differ.

I basically spent the entire day studying paper writings and final exam taking.  Sounds fun, no?

No is right.  I get so antsy when I have to actually sit down and study/write a paper.  I find myself on Facebook just about every 5 minutes.  I eventually “took a break” to go work out.  In quotes because I brought my nutrition notes with me and studied while I biked.  I also turned off the TV in my apartment complex workout room then realized the person watching it was just in the bathroom, oops.

Anyways, back to the sauce. 

Mmm Sauce, to be exact.  Made last night and reheated for lunch and served over spinach.

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If I had to list my top 5 tried and true recipes, low + slow sweet potatoes would be one of them.

Low + Slow Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash sweet potato(es) and slice into 1/2” discs.
  3. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
  4. Raise temperature to 400 degrees and bake an additional 20 minutes, turning halfway through.

Cooked to perfection every.single.time.

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I also tossed some carrots and broccoli in with the sweet potatoes and made some brown rice couscous, then drizzled the Mmm Sauce over everything.  At first I wasn’t wowed by the sauce but then I took a second bite and for some reason “Mmmm” just came out of my mouth. 

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Verdict: You guessed it, mmmm.

You know what’s even mmmm-ier?  Being one step closer to being done with school.  As of today, I’m one final down, 2 more and a paper to go.  Yeah, that’s right, my school holds finals on a Saturday.  That should be illegal, I tell you.

Now Joey and I are sipping some celebratory wine and chowing down on some Shrimp Fra Diavolo and it is pure saucy goodness. 

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So what if my basil is a little old.

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Keep it saucy, friends.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2011 2:09 AM

    Couscous sounds so good right now.

  2. May 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    I have yet to try overnight oats, must do ASAP! as in tonight 😉

    • May 1, 2011 10:06 PM

      I’ll warn you that it may be an aquired taste. I didn’t like them for the longest time!

  3. May 1, 2011 12:01 PM

    Muffin on top of overnight oats is the BEST and so are sweet potatoes. Great eats, yummy!

    • May 1, 2011 10:05 PM

      I assume you don’t mean sweet potatoes are good on top of overnight oats, but now that I think about it, that *does* sound good 😛

  4. May 1, 2011 3:04 PM

    dude I remember Freshman year I had a final during the fall semester on a Saturday – then we got hit with a huge snow storm and I was stuck on campus alone until Monday. Oh my god — I was so bitter.

    anyhoo – best of luck with your work girl!

    • May 1, 2011 10:04 PM

      Thanks, Jenny! I can’t believe that happened, sounds disastrous 😦

  5. May 1, 2011 7:06 PM

    I’ve thought about eating overnight oats everyday but I wouldn’t be able to meet my protein 😉
    Mmm love the pasta 😀 Good luck on your last finals

    • May 1, 2011 10:04 PM

      Good thing I load mine with peanut butter. Thanks, Jenny!

  6. Ginger&Rice permalink
    May 1, 2011 8:45 PM

    MMmmm I love overnight oats! I always put yogurt in mine to make it extra creamy!

    • May 1, 2011 10:03 PM

      I’ve tried using yogurt and wasn’t a fan. Maybe I was using the wrong kind of yogurt??

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