Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

First things first, if you're a Canadian resident (excluding Quebec unfortunately), head over here and enter my giveaway for a $100 President's Choice gift card.  One lucky Everyday Foodie reader will win!  Anyone can comment as "anonymous", but just make sure to leave your name and an email address for me to contact you in case you win.

If you've been a long time reader, you'll know there was a time when I was on a huge oatmeal kick.  I made oatmeal of all sorts, with a variety of different toppings.  On Sunday morning Christopher and I wanted something different for breakfast, so I whipped up some mocha oatmeal.  I used two parts liquid (unsweetened vanilla almond milk & coffee) to one part quick oats.  I brought the liquid to a boil, tossed in the oats, stirred about 1 minute, and then removed from heat and covered for about 1 minute.  I tossed a scoop of chia seeds in with the oats, but this is optional.

I put a bunch of toppings on the oatmeal including: pomegranate arils, hemp seeds, coconut, bee pollen, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. 

Dinner on Monday evening was ribs with potatoes and salad.

On Tuesday evening we took my dad out for supper to Swiss Chalet

This evening we're going to have chili and cornbread for dinner.  We started the chili hours ago, and it's been lightly simmering away on the stove.  I had made a few loaves of cornbread for the freezer, so we thawed one of those to go with it. 

I started some Christmas baking tonight - oatmeal cookies, and shortbread, a Christmas "must".

I don't really eat much for baking, but I'll make Christopher one or two things each week in December until Christmas.  I don't think he'll mind ;-)

Are you doing any Christmas baking this year?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Those ribs looks especially good! As does the oatmeal with all of the fun toppings!!

I don't do much Christmas baking as I am not a huge sweets person and GF baking is so difficult. But Phil and I have a tradition of making some sort of Christmas treat together when we do our Christmas celebration and this year we are going to try a GF chocolate cookie recipe. My expectations are low as GF baked goods often suck, but it will be fun to make something together!

Allysia said...

Michael's been harassing me about doing Christmas baking, but I told him he has to help - lol! I might have to toss some chocolate chips in tomorrow's oatmeal bowl!