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Just another Tuesday

I had the slower cooker out again last night.  This time it was to make breakfast for the morning.  Eggnog steel cut oats!  I tried the recipe from The Yummy Life.  It’s pretty easy.  I made 2 servings.  I don’t have a timer on this cooker and I didn’t want to get to get up at 3 am to start the slow cooker, so I used the water bath method.  This means putting a smaller bowl in the slow cooker and filling the cooker with water to come up the sides of the bowl.  I set a tiny dish underneath this to raise it up from the bottom of the slow cooker. Then you can cook the oatmeal while you sleep.

This was 1 cup of water, 1 cup of eggnog, 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, 1/2 cup steel cut oats, 2 teaspoons ground flax,  pinch of salt and fresh grated nutmeg.  Cover and cook on low overnight.  Ready to put to sleep last night.

You must use steel cut oats. Any other kind will get too mushy.  These oats came out creamy and delicious!

I liked the water bath method for these.  It didn’t get all burned in the crock pot and stayed nice and moist.  Calories for this bowl is about 370 (we divided the whole  amount into 2 bowls) and super filling!

Work was really productive today.  I have not run out of work so far since not having the one account any more.  That was my biggest worry and it has not come to fruition yet.  I hope it stays that way.  I also worked really fast.  Normally in a day I type 1350 lines on average.  That is my daily goal I try to hit with 6.5 hours of typing time.  There are other factors in there that can mess that up, but that is my goal since I am paid by the line.  Today in that same 6.5 hours, I did 1583 lines – nothing like earning more money in the same amount of time!  Yay!

Lunch was more leftover honey seseame chicken.

Still very good, but now I don’t want any more LOL!

I was ready for my break today.  I did the lattes today.  One of my deep cleaning tasks this month was descaling the espresso machine.  Maintenance – it’s a good thing.

Drizzle of honey and nutmeg on that.

John had a super busy day as well.  When I was done with work, he asked if he could buy me dinner out.  Of course – although it doesn’t count as my football winning meal!!!!  I’ll make him pay for that another day.  :twisted:

I didn’t feel like cooking, not to mention my brain is a waste when I  get done working.  It’s an exhausting job.

We decided to go to Panera Bread.

Buzz! Waiting for the dinner bell.

I decided to get the chicken stew with biscuits on it.  This bowl was 630 calories (per their website).  Actually ended up with a bit fewer calories than if I had gotten soup and half a sandwich.  Go figure.   It was pretty good, too.  My day was a bit void on veggies, though.

We walked across the plaza to Home Depot as we are thinking about our next big project, which is the upstairs bathroom.

We are thinking of the black and white hexagon tiles to go with wainscoting.  I will have to post a picture of the bathroom as we have a design issue that I don’t know how to solve and I need some opinions.

Today’s ornament:

Biz – this is for you!  This is one of the ornaments we sold when we had the retail shop years ago.  I liked them enough to keep for myself.

That Tuesday sure flew by!

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