Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

What the Beck???

Overnight Oatmeal

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location: Overnight Oatmeal
Adapted from June Thomas of Chesterson, Indiana’s recipe found in:

I slightly changed this recipe when creating it from the fabulous Taste of Home magazine. Click on the link above to access the original recipe.

I began with a mason jar. After having made this 
the first time, I will make the future ones in smaller jelly jars, 
instead of this larger jar. I try to limit the amount of 
calories for breakfast, and this is a filling meal, so I 
don't think I will even notice the difference.

I began by scooping the oatmeal into the jar.

I then poured in the milk. The recipe called
for fat-free milk, but I only had whole milk,
so I used what I had in the fridge.

The next ingredient was the yogurt.
I used Light and Fit Greek Yogurt,
which is my absolute favorite.

I added more honey than was called for,
because I like my oatmeal a little sweetener.
I always use clover honey.

The recipe did not tell me to mix the ingredients
together, but I thought it was a good idea,
so I mixed it up.

Now, add in the piece de resistance: the raspberries.
If you can locate the Taste of Home Magazine for September/October 2017, they give you ways to select ingredients to mix and match and personalize your oatmeal. You can make it creamy, sweeten it up, add some color, or load on the crunch. Each of these categories has a list of ingredients to select from. If you are not getting this magazine, I strongly recommend subscribing to it. 

Could I have made a bigger mess on the jar?

The final ingredient to add in are the chopped walnuts. 

The next time I make this, I think I am
going to add in about 1/4 of a teaspoon 
of cinnamon. That will take it over the 
top for this girl.

(after I wipe off the top of the jar)

Seal it tightly and put it in the fridge for morning.
You can even make it ahead for the coming week.
I love a no fuss morning where breakfast is already 
made for me. I was surprised that I liked it cold, rather 
than warm. I think I will add in the walnuts on the 
day I eat it, so they don't get soggy, however.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

What the Beck???

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1944     Wilson
starring:  Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald,                      Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Vincent Price, Sir Cedric                  Hardwicke, William Eythe, Mary Anderson, Eddie Foy Jr.
plot –    The story of Woodrow Wilson, who became the 28th              President of the United States of America. This film                     begins when Woodrow was teaching at Princeton. It                     goes on to show his political rise to Governor of New                   Jersey and then on to the Presidency.
This was a fabulous movie. I didn’t know a lot about Wilson. I learned how he didn’t want us to go to war, and how he used all of his efforts to end World War I. I loved the way the movie showed him at home with his wife and three daughters.

1953      The Robe
starring:   Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael                       Rennie, Jay Robinson, Dean Jagger, Torin Thatcher,                     Richard Boone, Betta St. John, Jeff Morrow, Ernest                       Thesiger, Dawn Addams, Leon Askin…
plot –     Richard Burton plays the part of a Roman soldier named                     Marcellus Gallio. He is one of the soldiers playing dice                   as Jesus is dying above them on the cross. He wins                     the Lord’s robe, but loses it to his slave named                           Demetrius, who was played by Victor Mature.                           Marcellus feels guilty and is plagued by bothersome                     visions. He thinks that finding Demetrius and the                       robe will solve his problems. He hunts for him and                     discovers faith along his journey.
This was a wonderful classic movie, He was hard to watch Jesus carrying the cross and then hanging from the cross as the soldiers played dice below him. This movie reaffirmed and reminded me of everything that I had learned at St, Marks Lutheran Church when I was growing up.

1959      Room at the Top
starring:   Simone Signoret, Lawrence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald                  Wolfits, Donald Houston, Allen Cuthbertson
plot –     According to:                                       
              “An ambitious young accountant plots to wed               a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite               falling in love with a married older woman.”
This was an okay movie. It really didn’t keep my attention. The storyline was predictable.

1960     Sons and Lovers
starring:  Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure,                      Heather Sears, William Lucas
plot –     According to:                                     
             A young man with artistic talent who lives in a              close-knit, English coal-mining town during the              early 20th Century finds himself inhibited by                       his emotionally manipulative, domineering mother.”
I really liked this movie. The family dynamics were interesting, and the desire to discontinue the family history of working in the mines was a battle.