Bedtime banality

It seems the only dreams I ever have (or at least remember) are exceedingly mundane. For example, last night I had a dream I was in a cafeteria (like a generic Luby’s) with a few friends. All I remember is sitting at the table, then getting up to fill my tray with food, and I apparently was trying very hard to decide on an entree. For once, I didn’t want any meat dish, so a baked potato was really my only option. I had to decide on my two veggies, which was very difficult. The lady recommended the cauliflower, which I thought sounded nice, and I was going to choose mashed potatoes until I remembered my entree choice. Now what? Broccoli? I woke up before the suspense could kill me.

What do your dreams say about you? Mine tell me I’m a simpleton.

The 11 Best Foods You Arent Eating

The 11 Best Foods You Arent Eating – Well – Tara Parker-Pope – Health – New York Times Blog

Sardines: Dr. Bowden calls them “health food in a can.’’ They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as a full complement of B vitamins.
How to eat: Choose sardines packed in olive or sardine oil. Eat plain, mixed with salad, on toast, or mashed with dijon mustard and onions as a spread.

There’s gotta be a way to ease into sardine eating. They’re so hard to stomach. Anything complement them well enough to counteract the weird flavor?

Hot cocoa oatmeal

I was making oatmeal just now, and when I went for the sugar I saw the Ghirardelli cocoa powder sitting there, looking strangely alluring. It just seemed natural to add it to the boiling milk / oat mixture. And guess what? It’s delicious! Here’s how you can make your own (makes one serving):

  1. Add 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 stick of cinnamon, and 1 cup milk to small pot
  2. Heat to high on stove until almost boiling
  3. Stir in 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
  4. Continue stirring and add 1 heaping tablespoon raw sugar (possibly less if you have the sweetened cocoa; I was using the unsweetened variety)
  5. Boil to desired consistency
  6. Serve with fresh strawberries and raspberries (and banana if you’ve got it – I didn’t)