Breakfast Envy

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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My husband had a bit of breakfast envy this morning when he saw what I was eating.

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I often offer to make breakfast for my hubby, but today he passed on banana oats and made eggs for himself instead. I guess he didn’t think my oatmeal would turn out so delicious. Poor guy.

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In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 banana
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Raisins

Midway through eating my banana oats, I added a big spoonful of Teddie Peanut Butter to the mix. I just can’t eat oatmeal without nut butter now.

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Memorable School Books

Last night, when I was unpacking and organizing the stuff from my mom’s house, I stumbled upon an old copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s from 1960, so I have a feeling it might be my mom’s book. Maybe she read it in school?

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To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books. It’s also one of the most memorable books that I read in high school.

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I also really enjoyed A Separate Peace and The Great Gatsby. Both of them were memorable books for me too.

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Question of the Day

What is the most memorable book you read in school?

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110 Comments

  1. I was such a huge reader that all my memorable books were ones i read on my own, not through school. I loved Anna Karenina when I read it of my own accord in year 10, even though some people thought I was crazy!

    (Also, how can your husband not know, after all these years, that your oatmeal is like crack? :P)

  2. I really enjoyed “A Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Good Earth”. I find now that even though I grumbled about all the books at the time, I look back and realize I actually did enjoy the stories. I think it was just writing essays about them that I disliked haha

  3. I think the most memorable book I read in school was The Mists of Avalon. I am not sure why, but I remember really liking it. I haven’t read it in years though. I also am a big reader, so a lot of my memorable books are ones I read on my own.

  4. Yum! I’m a faithful eater of banana oats! I may try it tomorrow with walnuts sprinkled in… instead of my usual blob of Better’N PB.

  5. I loved Catcher in the Rye, too, but I read it on my own in eighth grade (and have reread it at least five times since then). The one that sticks out for me from school was in my Honors English class with Mrs. Glasgow. We read The Autobiography of Malcolm X and then went to watch the movie in the theater. It is such a life-changing book. At least for fifteen year old me!

    I also have a soft spot for A Separate Peace because I read it in the same class when I was fifteen and then taught it to fifteen year olds when I became a teacher. 🙂

  6. I LOVED To Kill a Mockingbird and Great Gatsby. Also A Separate Peace was wonderful. I have a HUGE soft spot for anything Shakespeare. Also, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was beyond awesome.

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