Plain & Simple

by Sarah on January 24, 2012 · 13 comments

Sometimes, you’ve planned ahead.
Occasionally you need to take extreme measures to be satisfied.
["Cooking" in the car? Not that weird, right?]
If you’re lucky, sometimes friends will come along for the ride.
Out of nowhere, it will surprise you with its beautiful (color-coordinated) perfection.
Sometimes it teaches you that looks can be deceiving…
…and things can turn pretty ugly fast.
Now and then, you’ve got to get figgy with it.
And occasionally, it can get pretty nutty.
Every so often, you need to eat dessert first. And there are moments when you can’t decide what you want–
–except everything–
…and the greed gets the best of you.
But most times, it’s not necessary to make things complicated…
 …and plain and simple is really all you need.
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And that, my little chickadees, is how you (completely by accident/didn’t realize until you were typing/can’t believe that actually happened) use oatmeal as a metaphor…for life.
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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free January 24, 2012 at 7:51 am

LOVE this post. Too neat. Love.

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Jennifer W. January 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

what a great post! May be my favorite – but then I say that about all of them

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Parita @ myinnershakti January 24, 2012 at 8:23 am

Love it! Now that I think about it, oatmeal is the perfect metaphor – so creative!

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Lauren January 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

oatmeal metaphor- love! Cute post :)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 24, 2012 at 8:38 am

Deep Thoughs, but Miss Smart. :)

That peanut butter dribble down the side of the cup is a bit food-pornographic. Love.

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Tiff January 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

Ha. Creative. Oatmeal is a beautiful thing.

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atastelife January 24, 2012 at 9:03 am

Oatmeal love! It's amazing how much you can do with those little oats.

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Tricia @ saving room for dessert January 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

Amen!

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blissfulbritt January 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

Ohh good lord this is food porn at its best!!!

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Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate January 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

Isn't it amazing how many different ways you can spruce up a bowl of oatmeal? I like to do the same thing with my bowl of Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) cereal. And I love the metaphor – cute!

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teabagginit January 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

sometimes you've got to muscle through (i add protein powder or egg whites to my oats!)
sometimes you have to save for a rainy day (i freeze big batches for busy mornings!)
you have to love through thick & thin (i alternate between steel cut and oat bran!)
:)

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Christin@purplebirdblog January 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

You are wise beyond your years. This should be on a poster. :)

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(what runs) Lori January 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I'll get figgy with it… they all look very tasty! Don't you love easy and to-go, healthy meals? With peanut butter?

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