As I’m writing this, I’m not sure which to discuss first: the housewarming party, or the overnight oats recipe, but I figure food should always come first, so that’s what imma do.
I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season over the weekend, which must mean it’s officially fall. I also wore a sweatshirt to work this morning, which is another sure sign of fall. ….or the fact that I’m too lazy to dress myself in the morning. Maybe both.
Anyway, the latte got me in the mood to make pumpkin something, and that something happened to be overnight oats. I’ve been a fan of overnight oats for quite some time, mostly because they are so easy to make and can be made with a variety of toppings. Though pumpkin is warm and fall-y, I ate mine cold because I’m not a huge fan of warm things (coffee, oatmeal, hot chocolate, etc.) I know this makes me the weirdest human alive but, it’s something I thought I should share.
In order to make these oats, you will need the following:
1 cup oats
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any other kind of milk)
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp pumpkin
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Mix everything together in a bowl and place it in the refrigerator overnight and in the morning, a delicious pumpkin pie breakfast will be waiting for you. I added chocolate chips to mine, but there are a variety of different toppings you could add.
These will definitely put you in the “fall” mood and quite possibly make you wish you had actual pumpkin pie.
On a completely different note, I wanted to mention that the housewarming party over the weekend was a success! My friend Candice who I went to California with came to visit, which made it extra special. I thought about being Chef Erin and cooking for everyone, but decided that chips, salsa and M&M’s would be easier.
I was so glad everyone we invited could make it 🙂 Though everyone looks semi-unenthused in the above photo, we were all just waiting for The Fight to come on.
The party, along with your comments, got me thinking that having a housewarming party could be tricky if you were to move to an unfamiliar area. Who do you invite? Would you have to wait X number of months until you’ve acquired new friends, making it a one-year-later housewarming party? Our party was easier because both Miguel and I went to school in Pittsburgh, and so did our friends, and many of us are still living in the city, so we were lucky on that end, but I can see how it would be more difficult to have one if that weren’t the case.
Well, that’s all for now folks! (channeling my inner Porky Pig)
Q: Are you in the fall spirit yet? Do you prefer warm or cold oats?