This is going to be short! And a little bit sweet. (Just a little bit. It is January after all.)
Related: I think this cold may be packing its bags. Huzzah!
I have a bigger, wordier post in the works, but didn’t trust myself to get all deep whilst in this phlegmy head-haze. But I did want to share this – I came across a brilliant tidbit somewhere on the interwebs.. the Kitchn, maybe? It was frozen oatmeal, in muffin tins. Ridiculously simple.
Yes, oatmeal is easy to make in the morning. But even it requires ten minutes and I’m not always up for bending over to dig through the bags of grains and seeds in the bottom cupboard. Also? I really dislike the dried-on oatmeal goo pot that almost always winds up sitting on the stove for the rest of the day. So. I mixed up the most ginormous pot of old-fashioned oatmeal ever, with cinnamon and bits of apple and raisins. Of course simmering a big pot is exactly as much work as a tiny one.
And then sprinkled the tops with chia seeds (in Holy Crap, because that’s what was on the shelf, so there’s buckwheat and hemp seeds in there too) – I sprinkled them on afterward so that they’d stick, but not absorb the moisture from the oatmeal until I want them to.
Freeze until solid (no room in your freezer? step outside!), then pop them out of the muffin tin and store in big freezer bags. I didn’t take a photo, but you get the gist. Then all you need to do when you need a little something (like right now) is pop one (or two) in the microwave. Genius.