Hi there, how’s it going?
I hope everyone is having a great Sunday so far. I accidentally slept until 10 this morning. If you know me, that’s really odd. I’m usually up early. I guess I’ll need to set an alarm every day during reading week or I might accidentally sleep my days away!
Once I finally crawled out of bed I made some coffee. Coffee is an interesting item we take for granted every day. I had the pleasure of taking an entire class about Latin America while I was majoring in geography at Ohio State. It’s crazy how many people live & die by coffee- it makes up the livelihood of so many desperately poor farmers, yet we balk at paying more than a few dollars for a cup. Strange.
I’m trying to be more of a discerning consumer when it comes to coffee, aiming to buy fair trade & organic as much as possible. My mom, however, supplied me with LOADS of Folgers & Maxwell House so I’ll be using those up before I make the switch in my own home. Unfortunately, personal finance wins over trying to do good.
Apple Pie Oatmeal
1 apple, diced into small chunks- I used an old McIntosh but I would recommend something a little better for cooking/baking
1/2 T maple syrup
2 T water
some cinnamon & a dash of nutmeg
Heat on the stove in a small pot until apples get soft.
1/2 cup skim milk & 1/2 cup water
heat until boiling then add 1/2 cup rolled oats
Cook for ~1 until oats are done
Top with cinnamon & brown sugar. They taste almost like apple pie (I think!)
Serve with some hot coffee & a side of Torts flashcards.
On the agenda for today:
1. Finish torts cards & work on Civ Pro until I “get it”
2. Head to the grocery to stock up on necessities for the next 2 weeks (think diet Mt. Dew & Cheez-Its)
3. Fit in 45 mins of exercise- either a run or on the spin bike & some weights!
Have a great day!