Oats in a Jar!

Conditions were perfect…


MMM! I feel like I’ve been working on this particular jar of Trader Joe’s Salted Peanut Butter for ages…it’s actually been around 2 months, which is still a pretty long time for a jar of nut butter to last in my kitchen!


I have a particular affinity for this brand of peanut butter, because it tastes so much like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup PB. You should have smelled it when the hot oats hit the jar. HEAVEN!


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • cinnamon, vanilla extract
  • nearly empty jar of peanut butter 


Look at that marbling! 8O  


I made sure to leave ample amounts of peanut butter in the jar this time. ;)


All mixed up!


Have you made OIAJ yet?


Today’s lunch took advantage of my favorite chop once, eat twice policy. I made two salads on Sunday night so I could have one ready for Monday and one ready for today! 

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In the mix:

  • Spinach
  • Mixed greens
  • Carrots
  • Dried cranberries
  • Sliced almonds

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Crunchy, and satisfying from the almonds.

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To be supplemented by a pepper jack cheese stick and a Pink Lady apple! Exclamation POINT!

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Good for the hot day were expecting.

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Oh, I remembered I never showed you the cookies I was working on last week!

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These were for a bridal shower luncheon, and the bride’s accent colors are bright blue, pink and orange.

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I think next time I’ll use a smaller sized tip to pipe the decorations on, but overall I thought they were very bright and festive!

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The recipe I use for my cookies and icing can be found here!


I love the cookies the most when they’re all packaged up with a pretty, cheery ribbon. :D




Oh my word, I am so very full from all that peanut butter – I think there might have been more in that jar than I thought!! 8O Ooof. ;)

In other news – it’s already Wednesday! Happy hump day everyone!


What are your favorite ways to enjoy peanut butter?

Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways… Ok, top 3:

  1. By the spoonful
  2. On saltines, preferably as a sandwich so the peanut butter oozes from the little holes in them.
  3. With a crunchy apple :D