DC, you are a big ol’ fail whale. Remember how you freaked out because you thought we were going to get 14 feet of snow and in reality, we just got slushy rain? Oh, of course you do, it was yesterday! Basically, the government shut down and everyone thought the world was ending because it flaked a smidgen. Sometimes, I just find it so comical to live here. The snow may have missed us but it was still really frigid. Which is why I made a BIG ol’ bowl of this creamy pumpkin pie oatmeal for breakfast. (For only the, um, 15th week in a row).
Even though I wish that was ice cream on top, it’s just a dab of whipped cream. Because I may be crazy, but I’m not that nuts. Although wouldn’t ice cream on oatmeal be a dream come true? Maybe in another alternate universe where excessive calories did not, in fact, make you fat.
Wouldn’t that just be awesome? You wake up, eat ice cream for breakfast, and still stay skinny! I’m imagining this world to be very futuristic. We’ll all wear those unforgiving tight silver jumpsuits, fly around on weird scooter things and have those really ugly polarized sunglasses with the goggle like bands to keep them on your head. You have to know what I’m talking about? And all the women have this bizarre purple hair? Wouldn’t that be a dream. We could eat bowls of this A-FREAKING-MAZING creamy pumpkin pie oatmeal with all the ice cream in the world and not even bloat. Oh such a world.
I seriously ran out of pumpkin yesterday. I want to cry in a corner because looking at this is making my face salivate like WOAH. Oh well, at least I have my coffee. Oh, and speaking of coffee, I have an awesome giveaway for y’all! Just scroll a wee bit down for the details! In the meantime, GO GET THIS RECIPE. Print it. Frame it. Laminate it. Do whatever you can to never lose it. It’s life changing.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup serving size):
Fat: 8 grams**
Carbohydrates: 44.25 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 12 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7
**Sub in skim milk to dramatically lower this. I just love the extra creaminess you get from lower fat milk.
NOW, the giveaway! One of you lucky ducks will win a Keurig brewing machine AND 5 sampler packs of the new (and super amazing) Cafe Escapes k-cups, all courtesy of the fabulous folks at Green Mountain Coffee.
The Café Escapes collection has a bunch of amazing coffees and flavors, including mochas, spicy chai and two brand new flavors: Café Caramel and Café Vanilla. Oh, and all of them are under 100 calories! WIN! I’m utterly obsessed with my new brewer (see evidence here) so I know who wins it will just fall in love.
To enter, simply fill out the prompts below! Giveaway ends Tuesday, March 12th at midnight.