My second name…
December 1, 2009
…is Style. No, not tre chic style, literary style. In English ALL we have been discussing for what seems like an eternity is style. I’m getting pretty darn good at detecting syntactical devices and fancy diction… so bring it on Hawthorne, Shakespeare, and Dickens! And while we’re on the topic of literature, what’s your favorite classic? Mine is a three way tie between Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, and Ayn Rand’s The Fountain Head… I love them all!
To fuel my brain through an 82-minute first period, I made one of the simplest (for me), yet most fantastic, bowls of oatmeal ever.
Just plain ol’ oatmeal made with vanilla silk and sweetened with stevia. No pumpkin, no banana, no cinnamon even! I topped of the scrumptious simplicity with yet another chopped apple and some almond butter. I forgot how good oats tasted on their own!
Last night, I made the family some Garlic & Basil Polenta, roasted Brussels sprouts & onion, and spinach & feta chicken sausage. For myself, I subbed out the sausage for some lima beans. Twas delicious.
Yesterday, there was a death threat at my school (“17 Skyline Students will be killed on Dec. 30” written on wall in the boys locker-room), so a lot of people didn’t attend. I went first period, but left shortly after. It was freaky seeing the cops roam the hallways… so instead, I came home, blogged, and watched some Simpsons! Some snacks of mine included:
Frozen broccoli. Don’t knock it till you try it. Frozen corn is awesome, too.
Cascadian Farm Peanut Butter Chip Chewy Granola bar. Did I love it? no. Did I like it? yes. The taste was pretty good, not too sweet. The texture was awful, though. Far too sticky and a not the right kind of ‘chewy’… Plus, I don’t much like Tapioca Syrup being the first ingredient, even before rolled oats. For 140 calories, I didn’t stress about the disappointment. The saving grace for this bar was, of course, peanut butter… in the form of adorable little chips 🙂
Have a terrific Tuesday! Stay tuned for a Sam Jam Video…
BY THE WAY– Make sure you check out Emily’s lovely giveaway!