I Think My Brain Is Still On Vacation
October 27, 2010
I’m starting to realize how difficult it is to get back to reality that is my life after being away for more than two weeks. Especially since I spent all that time doing not an ounce of work. I had no responsibilities of cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, or any other house work that I was used to doing living in NYC.
Ah, the perks of being with your parents who you don’t see much, so they are willing to clean up after you and take care of you! I sure do miss them. They let my long-hidden laziness come out and this beast is not going away so easily after making its appearance.
I’ve been having to restock my fridge and pantry after returning my trip, and my time in the kitchen has been surprisingly rough. It’s almost like I forgot how to cook and how to use the ingredients I bought. Even coming up with what to make for a meal has been difficult. What’s wrong with me?!? I guess my cooking creativity side of the brain has been dormant for a while, and now I gotta get it up and running again back to what it was before.
Or maybe I need a another vacation…
I’m kidding. Just wanted to warn you that my eats in the near future might not be as interesting as it was before, as I’m trying to adjust to being back in the real world. I think I’ll just blame the jet lag until I’m back to my old self.
Anyway, let’s rewind to breakfast. Pumpkin overnight oats was exactly what I was craving on this rainy dark morning.
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tbsp ground black sesame seed
- 1/2 banana, sliced
This combo sat in the fridge overnight and I topped it this morning with Kashi cereal, a spoonful of almond butter, and pumpkin pie spice.
I think I could have this for breakfast everyday for the next week. But I have had a problem of repeating certain meals and getting sick of it in the past, and I definitely don’t want to get sick of this.
Lunch was a boring one (I had warned you already).
I spread the Thomas bagel thins with cream cheese and layered on some tomato slices. On the side I enjoyed a banana which was very ripe as you can see.
It was simple, yet filling. Hopefully, my dinner will be a wee bit more interesting, but I’m not promising anything.
Hope you are all having a wonderful hump day!