Saturday, December 11, 2010

PhD Apps and Dessert for Breakfast

I have officially finished ALL (yes, ALL) of my PhD applications! Yesterday I mailed the last of the supplemental materials and now the waiting game begins! I'm really excited to figure out where I'll be next year. I'm happy with my outlook on the whole situation right now. I'd be happy to go on to a PhD program if I get in. If not, I'll definitely enjoy the time off and it would be nice to see what the real working world is like. When I applied to master's programs 2 years ago, I was all sorts of stressed out. I just pictured the worst case scenario and never really relaxed. Everything turned out fine and the worrying didn't help the process go any faster.

On the cookbook side of the agenda, I won't have any recipes to share with you all until the middle of next week. I'm going to dinner at a coworker's house on Sunday and Monday my Bible study does a big potluck dinner. But, I did make an awesome bowl of oats this morning:

Frothy, Chocolatey, Almond Buttery, & Banana Oats
AKA Dessert in a bowl


-1/3 cup oats
-1 tbsp almond butter
-almond milk
-1 very ripe banana
-mini chocolate chips

-Microwave oats and almond milk for 1min 30sec
-Microwave about 1/2 cup almond milk in a separate mug (watch how long you microwave it...I had a little almond milk explosion in my microwave...)
-Add mashed banana and almond butter to the bowl of oats and microwave for 1min
-While oats are heating up, use a frother to froth the almond milk!
-Use a spoon to pour froth into the oats...mix some in then add the rest on top
-Top with mini chocolate chips!


Now I'm off to study for my neuroscience final!

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