Healthy and Tasty

September 17, 2012

During the week it is all about a quick breakfast, with all the lunches that have to get made, kids to get off to school and adults to get to work on time. But on the weekends it’s nice to linger a bit with friends or family. Here’s an easy recipe that gets rave reviews every time I make it. I got the recipe from my mom and I think she got it from one of my uncles. So I pass this on from my family to yours:

Baked Oatmeal

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar (1/4 white and 1/4 brown)

3 cups oatmeal

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat the eggs, oil and sugar together in a bowl. Add in all the other ingredients and mix together.

Grease a rectangle pan. Pour mixed ingredients into pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Cut into squares and serve in a bowl with some milk and berries — blueberries or strawberries work well.

This recipe is good for a family of 4. If you’re having guests, I’d suggest doubling it. Enjoy!

When you finally watch a movie…

You want it to be good. I’m not sure why I picked Contagion. My husband thought I was crazy knowing how freaked out I can get. (I am still depressed when I think about I Am Legend. No one needs to see what their exact neighborhood will look like in a post-apocalyptic world. And we watched it on Valentine’s Day, no less…) Anyway Contagion didn’t really freak me out because it wasn’t a very good movie. Lots of good actors, I typically like Steven Soderbergh’s work, but this was a miss.

Sweet and Creamy

I was getting a decaf hazelnut iced coffee every morning and spending about $3. Which doesn’t seem like a lot until you start to multiply it out and realize if you make your own ice coffee at work for free with the Flavia machine that is there for the using, you can certainly find other ways to spend that $800 every year. To give the free iced coffee a little more oomph, I was bringing in some Hazelnut creamer from the supermarket. I was trying to ignore all of the junky ingredients until I couldn’t anymore. So I switched to the Natural Bliss line from Coffee Mate. It’s lighter — 20 calories per serving — but more importantly there aren’t any artificial ingredients. I am partial to the sweet cream flavor.


A happy and healthy new year to all the Family Favs readers who are of the tribe. My daughter wanted to know if those were raisins or blueberries in the challah. So there’s a new idea for next year: blueberry challah.


3 Responses to “Healthy and Tasty”

  1. Carol* Rachel Says:

    I love the blueberry challah idea!

  2. familyfavs Says:

    I know — I have to tell Addison to go into business with it next High Holidays!! 🙂

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