|Update: My replacement jar. Next stop: barbed wire|
|This morning was not peanut butter jelly time|
This stuff sticks to your ribs. Many days of experimenting have revealed old fashioned ("5-minute," not instant) oats and natural peanut butter to be the only combination that keeps me full until lunch. And heartiness aside, I love oatmeal because it's versatile. My standard condiment is a melted banana. (Yes, bananas do melt--just nuke oats with a bit of water and half a banana for 2 minutes. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter and a bit of salt.) But give this a shot with whatever toppings you like: chocolate chips, cashews, jam. Or explore the tons of savory options that folks, particularly Mark Bittman, have posted online.
One topping I can't recommend: This morning, to make up for my PB privation I picked the strawberries from my lunch chicken salad. Despite my love of creative flavors, lemon-chickeny strawberries do not go well with three cups of coffee. Coworkers, watch out: Today my appetite is as cranked up as my mood, and I can't guarantee I won't bite someone's head off.