WIAW: Buttered Oatmeal

Hey y’all, happy Wednesday!  I’m home sick today and have spent the past 30+ minutes scrolling through Eric Stonestreet’s (Cam from Modern Family) Instagram account – I’m laughing out loud, he’s hilarious!

Eric Stonestreet Instagram

I started feeling crappy over the weekend, Monday I felt refreshed and rejuvenated, but then yesterday it came back…  With vengeance.  My head aches, I feel nauseous off-and-on, and I have a strange spotty red rash that starts on my right hand, travels up my arm, and spreads over the trunk of my body (front and back, but only on my right side).  Ooof.

I went to the doctor after school yesterday and he thinks I caught a virus, but the rash threw him for a loop.  He wrote me two prescriptions and I scheduled an appointment with my rheumatologist for next week.  Today is a cuddle on the couch, movie marathon, comfort food, kinda day…  Don’t feel sorry, I’m hoping that it goes away just as quickly as it came!

IMG_5609 I always feel awkward in the “open in the back” gowns, but it gets even worse: paper belly shirts

Yesterday I was a bad blogger and only took pictures of my breakfast.  But you’re not missing much because most of my eats were pretty plain, brown, and unexciting.





IMG_5603 Breakfast:  homemade vanilla cappuccino, apple slices, & vegan pancakes topped with cottage cheese + sunflower seeds + dark chocolate morsels *the pancakes were good, but not worth sharing (yet)*

Lunch:  a grapefruit, carrots, P28 Bagel with strawberry jam, & pretzels

Snack:  chamomile tea, a banana & Peanut Honey Pretzel Luna Bar

Dinner:  stir-fried veggies & cinnamon oatmeal topped with cottage cheese + Rice Krispies + butter(s)

Dessert:  rice cakes with Greek yogurt

Butter on oats?  Yup.  It was magical!  I don’t usually use butter, but I crave it when I’m sick.  Buttered toast, buttered noodles, and then last night’s first-timer…  Buttered oatmeal.  I cooked the oats as I normally do, topped them with a few spoonfuls of cottage cheese, Rice Krispies, about 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter, and 1/2 tbsp Earth Balance butter.  The butter melted into the Rice Krispies and covered the oats – it tasted deliciously sinful.

Thanks Jenn for hosting another tasty link-up!

Question:  Do you add honey and/or milk to your tea?  I prefer my tea plain or with just a little sugar and a drop of milk.  Ryan prefers adding honey, but that’s “not my cup of tea”  😉

Question:  What’s your favorite buttery dish?  Buttered toast with strawberry jam.

— Allison


Whatcha Think?

  1. Aw I’m sorry you’re feeling sick hun! I hope it goes away stat! I always put some skim milk in my tea, and I’ll add a little honey if I have a sore throat, but that only happens once in awhile. I do love throwing in some hot cocoa mix at night sometimes. Very tasty! And butter wise I like it on toast, bagels, rolls, and pretty much any other type of carb except pasta!

  2. Hope you feel better soon! My favorite thing with butter would have to be these sweet rolls and cinnamon honey butter at one of my parents’ favorite restaurants in Frederick, MD. I could eat the butter by the spoonful if they let me!

  3. Even if that’s all you pictured, breakfast still looks mighty delicious :) What is the paper belly shirt?! RIDIC!!! Hope you feel better :(

  4. I crave butter too when I am sick. Butter on oats sounds delicious. I will have to try that. I like it on Grits so it’s probably very similar. Hope you feel better.

  5. Cam is my favorite character on Modern Family. Although…. each is a favorite, depending on the episode. The show is just too funny!

  6. Aw feel better babe! I’m with you on the buttered toast when sick. With a side of chicken soup it totally hits the spot!

  7. So sorry to hear your under the weather! If it makes you feel better, you’re rocking that half belly shirt. Ha Ha!

    Seeing that I’m always drooling over your breakfast photos, Im quite a happy camper w/ your WIAW post for today :) I’ve never tried butter on oatmeal. I just recently started adding it back on toast from time to time. I definitely went through a stage (and still kind of am), where it’s just not a taste I care for. I will take your word and believe it’s good though :)

    Feel better!!

  8. Hope you’re already feeling better! Very cute paper shirt! 😉 I’m glad you got a pic of breakfast because it sure does look delish!

  9. Hope you feel better! Need to look through his IG!

  10. I had the same mysterious rash!!!! The doctor said it was a virus and that is what called “the christmas tree” virus. Not sure if it’s the same, but you could always ask your doc ; ) Feel better soon!

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