Mom’s Matching Green Oat Bran

My mom’s flight finally got in last night around 12:30AM.  It was originally supposed to get in at 9:30PM!  Poor mom.  She went to bed as soon as we got back to our apartment… She’d been up for about 24 hours straight.

I made two batches of green oat bran this morning… Mine was: oat bran, peanut butter, salt & vanilla, and TONS of spinach.  Mom’s was: oat bran (smaller portion), small spoon of peanut butter, small bit of mashed banana, salt & vanilla, and a medium handful of spinach.  She also drizzled a little bit of honey on top.

18 double green oat bran 300x225 Moms Matching Green Oat Bran

Mine was much greener than mom’s.  She was so shocked that she really could not taste the spinach.  She tried mine (lots of  spinach) but still said it was really good, even though she could sort of taste it… She’s definitely going for more spinach tomorrow.

Before I made us our green breakfasts, I did 25 minutes of Dave Farmar’s Sun Salutations #2 (yogadownload).  It was… okay.  I like my own flows better.  My flows are a bit more challenging and fun.  I skipped the beginning (child’s pose) and the end (savasana).

Mom and I are off to the mall to get some free Fekkai products (I have some coupons for Sephora) and then I think we’re going to walk around Santana Row and do some shopping.  Anthropologie and Williams Sonoma are definitely on the list.  We might hit up Whole Foods and some of my favorite Asian markets later today too.  I have to make Mom try kabocha soon.  I’m pretty sure she’ll love it (how could you not?).

I think Mom is going to show me how to make seitan today.  She’s awesome like that.

I’m also soaking wheatberries to prep for an experiment.  And to clean out the pantry.  Can’t wait to see how it turns out…

Happy Wednesday!

22 Comments on Mom’s Matching Green Oat Bran

  1. Run Sarah
    10 June, 2009 at 11:15 am (6 years ago)

    How fun! Have a great day with your mom :)

  2. Sagan
    10 June, 2009 at 11:42 am (6 years ago)

    Aww so nice! Have loads of fun!! I gotta try your green bowl sometime.

  3. Cindy
    10 June, 2009 at 11:52 am (6 years ago)

    yeah, Mom is here!

    want a FULL report on seitan. How you make it, what you cook it with!
    I bought some, months ago and then (for SHAME) tossed it eventually because I was SCARED!

    sigh

    yeah, shopping with Mom sounds like fun

  4. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    10 June, 2009 at 12:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Maggie,
    I knew she would like the spinach oats, and I’m sure she’ll love the kabocha. I don’t know how anyone couldn’t. Can’t wait to see how your wheatberry experiment turns out. :)

    P.S. – I want to come over and do a Maggie Flow

  5. Anne K.
    10 June, 2009 at 12:21 pm (6 years ago)

    I love making breakfast for my mom! It’s funny, I kinda do the same thing with pumpkin for us! I put a TON of pumpkin in my oats, and a little spoon of pumpkin for her :D

    Have fun today!

  6. Jenny
    10 June, 2009 at 12:27 pm (6 years ago)

    what a sweet daughter you are makin’ some oatbran for momma! enjoy your day with her =)

  7. Shelby
    10 June, 2009 at 1:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Aw, loving the matching oatmeals =) Even if yours is greener!

    Enjoy the day with her girl!

  8. Yasmin
    10 June, 2009 at 1:59 pm (6 years ago)

    How cute to have mother-daughter oat bran in the morning! I’m glad she liked it!

  9. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    10 June, 2009 at 2:05 pm (6 years ago)

    Word to your mutha for being so adventurous.

    Oh, and I steamed my kabocha this morning, scraped it dry and almost ate the skin. MMMMM!!!

  10. Jenny
    10 June, 2009 at 2:10 pm (6 years ago)

    What a fun morning with momma!! haha mine would never try oat bran, she cringes at oatmeal, even, it’s such a shame.

  11. Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    10 June, 2009 at 2:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Totally thought of you at lunch today… the tempura the fiance got had kabocha in it!

  12. Johanna B
    10 June, 2009 at 2:39 pm (6 years ago)

    Enjoy your visit with your mom. I’m missing mine a lot right now.

  13. Maria
    10 June, 2009 at 2:48 pm (6 years ago)

    There’s nothing like shopping with your mom! Sounds like you are having a great time with her! If your mom likes it, maybe there’s hope that my mom will.

    I sometimes skip out on the savasana too, if i’m low on time. shhh don’t tell anyone ;)

    Have a fabulous time!

  14. Sarah
    10 June, 2009 at 2:52 pm (6 years ago)

    I ate green oats for breakfast for the first time today. So…..Effing….good!

    Have a great visit with your mom

  15. coco
    10 June, 2009 at 3:16 pm (6 years ago)

    so glad that your mom arrived and she likes green oatbran!! it’s really hard to not to like it though! :)
    have fun with her!

  16. Sophia
    10 June, 2009 at 6:10 pm (6 years ago)

    haha, this has me smiling, thinking of daughter teaching the mother! I’m sure you guys will have the most wonderful time…come on, there’s kabocha in there, how can you not? ;-)

  17. Emily
    10 June, 2009 at 6:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Aw, yay for time with Mom. Have fun!

    Can’t wait to hear about the wheatberry experiment :)

  18. Alison
    10 June, 2009 at 8:18 pm (6 years ago)

    So much fun to be with mom! Glad she liked your green oats.

  19. clare
    10 June, 2009 at 9:53 pm (6 years ago)

    oh i hope to hear about your seitan making! i have only eaten and cooked it already made, but i sure like it.

  20. Lara (Thinspired)
    11 June, 2009 at 1:58 am (6 years ago)

    Awww…I want mommy & me outbran, too! How cute. Your mom is so adventerous. On my last trip home, I made my mom oatmeal with soymilk and this was a big deal for her. Hehe. She’s a carb-phobe.
    Anyway, I hope you and your mom are having a great time together :) Can’t wait to see homemade seitan!

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