Good morning everyone!
I was MIA last night, huh? Well, I have a good reason – I was at a photo shoot! Yes, me – I was the subject of a photo shoot! It’ll be a few weeks before I reveal why, but holy cow it was Iowa’s Next Top Short Model around here last night (I’m 5’2)! Super cool experience which will most likely never happen again so I savored it 😉
When I got home I had a ton of stuff to do, including finishing up those sugar cookie wedding bells for my Mom’s get together tonight – wabam:
I had a couple – they were sooo good. A couple people asked how I get the icing to lay flat. I outline the cookie in a thicker icing and then fill in with it thinned out icing. By the way – I do sell these babies, so if you’re in the market for some custom sugar cookies for any occasion, including (but not limited to):
- Bachelorette Parties
- Baby Showers
- Special Events
- Thank You Gifts
- Bridal Showers
- Get Well Soon/Sympathy
- Just because
Email me @ IowaGirlEats@hotmail.com to get some more information – they ship very well! 😀
Ok, enough marketing talk…in other news – oats are back!!! They missed the blog and me – they told me so… The conditions were finally perfect for a bowl – the house was cool enough to turn on the stove, I had some fresh, dried figs (oxymoron?) on hand, delish, dried apricots, milk AND a Dutch letter for an awesome topping! Last night I had Ben go get us some milk and he came back with 2 Dutch letters! What a guy 🙂
In my bowl:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup each of skim milk & water
- 1 medium banana
- splash of vanilla & cinnamon
- 2 dried black mission figs
- 2 dried apricots
- drizzle sugar-free syrup
- ~1/4 Dutch Letter
I feel like it’s been weeks since I last had some down-home cookin’ oatmeal and boy did it taste good!!
OMG Dutch letters – is there anything better??
When I got home from the shoot last night, I made Caribbean Pork, Pineapple & Red Onion Skewers with Brown Rice, and I took some leftovers today!
Love those sweet, grilled pineapples mixed with the spicy, charred red onions.
I also packed a peach that smelled so incredibly, deliciously, peachy, that I had to force myself not to eat it with my oatmeal!
I’m off to start the day, my friends – have a deeeelightful Wednesday!
What’s your favorite “International” treat? Baklava? Dutch Letters? Japanese Sweet Bean Cakes???
ps: stay tuned this afternoon for an exciting announcement!! 😀 😀 😀