by Sarah on September 28, 2010 · 9 comments

I often find myself in a state of bewilderment at my own actions, as though there is someone following me around just saying, “WTF*, Sarah.”

*WTF [expression}: “What.The.Fun”; often said in either confusion or with a devil-may-care, who’s it gonna hurt, attitude

Not in an angry, frustrated way, but more in a confused-by-my-life, Tamesha from Top Chef encountering blue crabs,** kind of way.

**it was best moment of the season [“I was like, ‘W…..T…..F….”]

Case in point: I had prepared four delicious, different varieties of overnight oats for breakfast to nearly complete the week….
….but woke up this morning deciding that I needed to COOK!

OK, not so much cook as stir things together at random in a bug [bowl (slash) mug], but still. It was crazy. Despite all my efforts at time-saving and preparation, I chose this morning as the time to try insta-oats (!)—otherwise known as overnight oats without the sleepover.

I put twice as much yogurt as usual in the bug…[Sorry for the photos…I rise before dawn!]
…and then I thought, “WTF! Let’s add some maple flavor!”
On top of the now maple-flavored yogurt, I added less oats than usual (only 1/4 cup)….
…and stirred that mess around.
Added 1/3 of a GIANT banana (equal to about 1/2 of a normal one), and then my camera said “WTF are you doing, remaking breakfast when you already have some ready?” and chose to tamper with the evidence.
Then I remembered I had some Trader Joe’s Candied Ginger that Liz had mailed me many moons ago, and I thought, “WTF? Let’s do it!”
While I was at it….why not add cinnamon?
Then I remembered this:
If you are gonna dip your toes in crazy, well….you might as well just dive right in, no?
Then I pulled out the last of my All-Bran Bran Buds….
….delicious crumblies that are actually more like crushies.
[I actually saved most of them to be put on at school…but I thought I should give you an indication of what it would look like ;)]

So did the insta-oats work out? They did! Deliciousness….sometimes saying WTF makes sense.

I did stick with my planned lunch, having made two of the exact same salad on Sunday…
…the only difference from yesterday‘s being that this one had Penzey’s Bavarian Seasoning and the other had Northwoods. :)
And then I had to stay until 7:30 in the evening at school for a meeting, because I had “taken one for the team.” So by the time I got home, in my “WTF!” attitude, I decided to try another culinary experiment.

Having been successful with savory oats last night, I began to wonder….what might happen if I combined what I said on my Project Food Blog* profile were my three staple foods: oatmeal, yogurt, and hummus? We could call it Yoatmus!

*Have you voted for me yet? Click here. :)

W.T.FUN, Sarah….get ‘er done!
oats + water + heat
+ a scoop of sun-dried tomato chipotle hummus + plain yogurt
+ quickly sauteed zucchini and summer squash

…and then, WTF, a Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Gardenburger!
It looked sort of gross….
…but yoatmus is actually quite good!
And for dessert, well, WTFun, let’s just eat some orange sorbet and Nutella!

CHOCTASTIC amazingness is what that was.

P.S. Another thing that bewildered me, in a hilarious, awesome way, was how affecting my mention of The Boxcar Children yesterday was. It made me reminisce about all of my favorite series as a child, but none could ever surpass this:
Oh, yes, The Babysitters’ Club. I wanted to be a fashion designer for a brief period of time because of Claudia’s creative outfits…and I constantly thought I was going to discover I had diabetes any time I woke up thirsty in the middle of the night due to Stacy’s own experience. And who didn’t want Logan in her life?

I should go see if they have these in the school library. WTF(un)…I just might!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

brandi September 29, 2010 at 7:55 am

fun mix-ins :)

I used to love the Boxcar Children and Babysitter's Club!


ChristieLynn September 29, 2010 at 11:49 am

So recently I have had this problem where I am constantly thirsty- my throat is dry even while I chug bottle after bottle of water, which results in me having to pee about every 30 minutes throughout the workday. I expressed mild concern to my friend that I thought I might be diabetic and when she questioned me I realized my reasoning was totally based on reading BSB as a child!

Somehow over the years I had come to believe it as fact? I wonder if Ann Martin knows how much she's affected us!


Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life September 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I was such a Mary-Ann…. but at least I had Logan 😉


Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life September 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

PS- I totally want to try candied ginger!


gourmetmemoirs September 29, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I loved the Babysitter's Club! So much reading, so much fun. I agree with Brittany; I was a total Mary-Ann.


Lele September 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I wanted to BE Stacy. She was so intensely cool. Kristy, however, was annoying and I wished they would just kick her out (I mean even though she founded it… which she was CONSTANTLY reminding everyone).


Katrina September 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm

"take one for the team" Love it! I'm a teacher too, and wow…let's just say I'm a team player.

BABYSITTERS CLUB!!! Love it! Please tell me that you're old enough to remember Sweet Valley High books…I'm 34 and grew up on those, too.

Congrats on PFB! I voted for you again this week and I love your positive attitude. Have a great day!


tehstotehara September 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Oh man. Claudia was for sure my favorite! Ohhhh babysitters club….. I think when the movie came out was right about when I lost interest. Sigh.


Missy September 30, 2010 at 9:08 am

So Funny you posted this because for the past two days I have been pondering the potential of mixing hummus and dairy…(cottage cheese, yogurt) for dippage and now I am convinced it wouldn't be bad!

Oh, and Girl? Baby Sitters Club? Man. I was hooked. Funny thing is a few years back they actually turned the series into a TV show and I KID YOU NOT….they like, NAILED the caharacters.
Claudia looked exactly like you imagined she would and same with Stacey and Dawn and even Mimi! It was awesome. (0: Even that kid Mallory!

Now, what are your thoughts on Sweet Valley Twins?




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