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Saturday, May 21, 2011

An Apple for the Teacher

It is Saturday morning, at 7:30am, and I have been awake for almost 4 hours. Does that every happen to you? I am on day three of waking too early to do much else but work on the computer. 

Now that the sun is up, and I am the only creature stirring, I am coming out to the porch for a breakfast by myself.  It's one of those mostly-carbohydrate meals because I don't want to wake anyone yet by banging around in the kitchen! I am making apple oatmeal, a half a bagel with cream cheese, grapes, and adding a glass of orange juice. 

I am excited to finally get to use one of my apple tureens. I found five at the Tuesday Morning near my house a few weeks ago. They are so cute!

The plant in the center of the table was begun when Emma was still sick. We started so many projects when we couldn't get out much, like this blog. Most of them are new hobbies for us together.

I also found a pile of linens on sale at TM the same day I bought the apples. The white dinner plates are from the Dollar Tree, and the green salad play was purchased on eBay. I see them often. The pattern is Emerald Leaf by Culinary Arts.

I am off to the kitchen to take my bagel out of the microwave and pop in the oatmeal. 

The recipe is really simple: 1 pack of instant maple or brown-sugar flavored oatmeal. Follow the directions to add water and to heat, except add one chopped up green apple and 1-2 extra teaspoons water. Heat an additional 15-30 seconds depending on how crunchy you like your apple. You may have to add a little water post heating if it is too dry. I like to add a teaspoon extra of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon, but it is really good as is.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


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  1. Andrea,

    Love the apple! What a fun breakfast! Have a beautiful week!

  2. What a darling little apple tureen! So sweet! I am an oatmeal lover too! Thanks for sharing this at my party this week! :)

  3. What a wonderful little breakfast! Thanks for linking it up!

  4. Love the apple tureen. An early quiet breakfast on a porch that looks like it's in the middle of the woods. How wonderful is that!!

  5. I can so relate to the getting up way too early syndrom!! It's 5:30 now and I wish I was sound asleep. I love your little breakfast as a way of enjoying the start of the day.

    Thank you for being a part of my birthday celebration at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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