Oats and a Lizard Hunt

I’m slowly getting over the fact that fall weather is still avoiding Florida. Though I stare longingly in my closet at my new boots that I have yet to wear every morning, I know the autumn air will come… eventually.

I Love You, Boots

I Love You, Boots

While I wish I could wear a cute scarf or fuzzy sweater some days, I am grateful for the warmth because it makes my morning walk with Sadie much more enjoyable. Walking her with cold air whipping around my face = no fun.

This morning Sadie was in true crazy-dog mode, picking up each and every piece of trash, then looking at me as if to say “Look, Mom! A treasure!” I knew our normal 40 minute loop wouldn’t cut it today, so while I was preparing my breakfast, I let her out back to hunt for lizards.

"Ooooh lizards... Come out, come out wherever you are!"

"Ooooh lizards... Come out, come out wherever you are!"

"Stop taking my picture and come help me, Mom!"

"Stop taking my picture and come help me, Mom!"

She didn’t catch any lizards this morning. Next time, Sadie!

After a good workout and fun doggie play time, I was ready for mah breakfast! Hot oatmeal sounded perfect and since I’ve had a box of Kashi instant creamy vanilla oats sittin’ pretty in my pantry for months, I decided to prepare a packet.

Kashi Creamy Vanilla Oats

Kashi Creamy Vanilla Oats

I dumped the dry mixture into my bowl, added water and microwaved it until I got a thick and creamy bowl of oats.

Dry Oats

Dry Oats

Cooked Oats

Cooked Oats

I added a heaping spoonful of pumpkin mixed with a quarter of a scoop of cinnamon protein powder to the oats and stirred away.

Pumpkin and Cinnamon Protein Powder

Pumpkin and Cinnamon Protein Powder

Vanilla Oats Topped with Pumpkin

Vanilla Oats Topped with Pumpkin

Pumpkin Swirl

Pumpkin Swirl

Eventually I had a vibrant bowl of cinnamon vanilla pumpkin oats!

Cinnamon Vanilla Pumpkin Oats

Cinnamon Vanilla Pumpkin Oats

Last night during our trip to Whole Foods, I picked up a box of Mighty Leaf chocolate mint truffle tea that was anxious to try this morning as part of my breakfast.

Box o' Tea

Box o' Tea

I love the intricate tea bags!

Beautiful Tea Bag

Beautiful Tea Bag

After admiring the wonderful craftsmanship on the tea bags, I got around to actually brewing a cup.

Hot Chocolate Mint Truffle Tea

Hot Chocolate Mint Truffle Tea

My super-hot breakfast hit the spot!

Wednesday's Breakfast

Wednesday's Breakfast

Question: What’s your favorite kind of tea?