Recipe: breakfast for dinner (because I was out of food)

You know those days when you eat a late lunch (or, as I did today, and ate all day, it seems), then realize you have eaten away dinner?

Only to realize, of course, at 9:47 p.m. that you’re absolutely ravenous and will die if you don’t get a hold of a pizza or a wild animal immediately.

Also, no handy leftovers. No delicious fruit. The bread is hard. The almond butter and soy yogurts are long gone. I’ve even eaten all the frozen fruit … : (

Somehow, I pulled from my poor, sad pantry:

  • rolled oats
  • peanut butter
  • dried cherries
  • a can of coconut milk
  • cinnamon

I’m calling this a proper meal, the Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl. It was delicious!

9:47 p.m. "I'm hungry."

9:47 p.m. “I’m hungry.”

9:48 p.m. "But, like a lot."

9:48 p.m. “But, like a lot.”



And I used the rest of the coconut milk in the crock pot tomorrow, for a Thai inspired squash soup : )

Sometimes, it isn’t all about obsessive planning, much as my intentions are to be as prepared as possible may be. Sometimes, I plan meals three or four days out and some nights, I eat peanut butter out of the jar. I still love food. I photograph it. I write about it. I think about it. I ponder it everyday on shelves, in displays and in the hands of strangers. I just have to remember it isn’t always about a sprig of basil in the center of the muffin and a dusting of color on the plate’s edge. Really, I just need a spoon. Or a stick…

Happy hunting!


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