Holy yum and Holy yuck!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Morning! I just had to post this morning because I have to tell you how much I loved my dinner last night featuring SWEET POTATOES! I couldn't resist not trying these cheetahs ever since seeing them everywhere in the blog world. I have heard nothing but good things about them so I knew I just had to try them and last night was the night!
I cut one sweet potato into circular discs and placed them on aluminum foil on a baking sheet. I cooked them for 15 mintues on one side and then flipped them over to let them cook for another 15 minutes.

The end result came out stellar! I could smell the cheetahs baking in the oven and they came out perfect with brown spots! I may have cut some of the slices a bit too thin but next time I know to cut them a little thicker.

*NOTE* Before you start leaving anon comments bashing on how this is NOT enough for dinner (because I know that is what you were gonna do anyways!) this was just a part of my dinner last night. I just want to clarify this and show the highlight of my dinner, which was the sweet potatoes! I paired my sweet potato fries with a veggie burger for dinner. I also had a side of steamed broccoli, a dinner roll, and a glass of milk that went unpictured. I just wanted to share with you the highlight of my dinner! The sweet potatoes were delicious and I am so glad I finally had the chance to make them! You can bet I will be having these soon in the near future.

So after having a great experience with sweet potatoes last night I thought I was going to have yet another delicious meal this morning but boy was I WRONG! I wanted to gi
ve oatmeal another try after seeing all of you bloggers having it all the time and loving it!

I started off by combining 1/2 cu
p Quaker Oats and 1 cup water on the stove top with one sliced banana. I continued to mix all the ingredients together for about 5 minutes until the oats get to a thick consistency. While cooking it looked pretty good and I was excited to eat it topped with some Crazy Richard's creamy peanut butter on top.
But this bowl of oatmeal was the exact opposite of what I thought of my cheetahs :( I have to be honest with you...OATMEAL is not for me! I am so much more of a yogurt mess kind of girl ;) Can't wait to be reunited with my yogurt mess for breakfast tomorrow morning!This bowl of oatmeal was BLAH. There was no taste whatsoever and I nearly had to force it down my throat to finish it. Yuck! I should have just threw it away and made something else but I don't like wasting food so I managed to finish it. You will not be seeing me make oatmeal any time soon in the near future.

So I had a holy yum dinner and a holy yuck breakfast! But hey ya learn from your mistakes and you only know if you will like something if you give it a try and that is what I did. Right? Ya win some and ya lose some ;)


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31 comments:

coffeeandhope said...

You made it WAAAYYY wrong girl.
PLEASE give this a shot-

1/3 Cup Old Wessex 5-grain cereal (NEVER quick oats...that's gross and pasty)
1/3 Cup milk
1/3 Cup water
1/2 banana

Cook that on the stovetop, and then add your toppings. PLEASE try this before you swear off all oatmeal. I PROMISE you that it will be worth it.

sprinkledwithcinnamon said...

I'm so glad to see another blogger who isn't oatmeal-crazy! Yup I love my yoghurt messes in the morning too- I've learned that oatmeal just isn't for me, not the same satisfaction ;)
Love the cheetahs!

Jenna said...

Yeah girl i am just not an oatmeal fan! I am so much more of a yogurt mess, overnight oats, breaky cookies, and cereal kind of girl!

But Laura thanks for the recipe and yeah I really had no clue what I was doing!! Thanks for the recipe and I will try yours soon but probs not for awhile! I need some time away from that oatmeal! It just terrifies me now! Haha

Jenna

moretolifethanlettuce said...

whoa, was this the first time you tried oats? omg!! sorry you didn't like em, maybe it's an acquired taste? lol. but glad you liked the sweet taters, i could eat those everyday! but i'd prob turn orange :)

Jenna said...

Haha no I have had oats before a couple of times before and did not like them then either! But I thought I would give them another shot this morning! But yuck!
I guess I am just not an oatmeal kind of girl!!

ktbwood said...

lol aww jenna this makes me SO SAD you dont like oatmeal!! booo! did you put cinnamon or milk in it?! that makes a HUGE difference. and maple syrup and butter!

peaceluvmunchies said...

Yummm sweet tatersss! :) So yummy! I could eat so many in one sitting. haha Sorry about your crummy oats experience. I never really make 'em -- but I used to do cream of wheat a lot as a kid...I think I'm just sorta "over em" now..plus, i like how quickly you can put a yogurt mess together! alll about expediency over here. :)

Jenna said...

Totally agree with ya jil! Yogurt messes are quick, easy, and most importantly delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Jenna-you are only fooling yourself. You will NOT be gaining any weight eating the foods you continue to eat. Go to in patient and get yourself some seriously needed help. You are ruining your life. Why can't you see this? What are you going to do every day while not attending school? What is to become of your life? What are your long term goals? You need a plan and need one NOW!

Jenna said...

Anon, thanks for all of your great support when I am trying to recover! I really appreciate it!!

purplepinkytoes said...

I mix cereal in with my oatmeal to give it an extra crunch!!! It is DELICIOUS!

Megan said...

Good luck trying to get things under control at home! Sending good vibes...

*Andrea* said...

try adding a milk to your oats - it comes out so much creamier and tasty!!! also cinnamonn or pumpkin pie spice or flax adds great flavor.

love the taters :) my favorite!!

Janetha said...

cha cha cha cheeetahs. so damn good.

Ada said...

That's so funny, I have never really liked oatmeal either! I thought I was the only one in the blogosphere;)

givinganythingbutup.wordpress.com said...

sorry you didnt like oatmeal :( Try the instant kind? they have more flavors, and mixed with PB and milk it is creamy abnd wonderful. Give it one more shot :)

LOVE me some sweet potatoes! Put cinnamon suger on them. They are awesome!

Jenna said...

I will give em another shot Molly! But probs not anytime soon! Ha.
And no Ada you are not the only one in thenlog world who doesn't like oatmeal, I'm with ya girl! Ha.

findinghappinessandhealth said...

i want to try the sweet taters!! and i think you should give oatmeal another shot too... you gotta add more to them! i love my oats with lOTS of peanut butter & banana on top & chocolate chips or something

xoxo
shelley

Jenna said...

Omg Shelley! You must try sweet potato fries asap!!

Sherry G said...

I'm sooo sick of these anons. Blahh.
But I bought sweet potatoes and I am definitely having some for lunch tomorrow! It'll be my first time. I can't wait. And got tip on not cutting them too thin. I'll have to remember that.

Anonymous said...

Jenna, at this point I hope the anons stop replying-because those are the people who are telling you what you need and it is only stressing us/them out. Some are your friends. Some dont' know you. But everyone wants the same. I'm trying to convince a friend to go to treatment, and she is saying everything you are saying-except she is FIFTEEN YEARS OLDER then you. Do you want that? Really?
I'm done after this.
Your friends will tell you and then they will get fed up-trust me. Your readers are all backing you for treatment -I cant waste my energy on this. Good luck.

Jess said...

You're being rude and ignorant by ignoring the anon comments-they are clearly from people who know you, or care. Oh Jenna...I hope someone can open your eyes. truly.

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Sweet Potato Fries. Sensational! I can't believe you went so long without them. How did you live? ;)

Meg said...

Pshh girl you already know how I feel about sweet potato fries! Haha!

Try adding some sweet stuff to your oats - I usually add Truvia or honey - it's A LOT better that way and doesn't taste so bland!

Love ya. Talk to you soon!

Anonymous said...

To the other anons-I care and want to post to Jenna right now -she's not listening so the best we can do is just live our lives and wish her the best. Jenna, girl, you know what you need to do-and I'm from the New England area, go to CEDC or Renfrew or Laurel Hill. But, at least do something. I went in an ambulance, trust me you don't want that.
JC

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Oh I feel ya on the oatmeal girl. The only way I can eat oatmeal is with brown sugar and that isn't good so I just don't eat it!

Pink Panda said...

You either hate it or you love it. Personally, oatmeal with the right amount of peanut butter ALWAYS tastes good to me.

Anonymous said...

I do not know Jenna, just know what path she is headed down. Having said that, I wish you could see what you are doing to yourself Jenna-All the foods you are eating have ZERO fat in them. You need to eat different types of food in order to gain any weight.
You say you want to turn this thing around. You can't do this alone, you need help. PLEASE get some soon :(

Jenna said...

I understand your concern on what I eat but I do see a professional nutritionist who knows a lot more than you do and she has creatied a meal plan appropriate for my needs!

Anonymous said...

Jenna-I'm not trying to be mean, I'm sorry. I'm just trying to get you to see the big picture here. Please do not take offense.
I only wish you the best, really :)
Keep up the good work Jenna :)

Jenna said...

Anonymous,
I totally don't take offense and I know you are jus concerned and want the best for me! I appreciate your help and support! I hope I can keep up the good work :)

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