This weekend was one of my laziest in a while and I'm happy to report that I slept in both days. Sometimes on the weekends I like to wake up super early (I'm talking earlier than I wake up for work) and do what I call "adventuring", which entails going on some sort of exploration somewhere in the city before people are out and it's really empty and quiet. It usually involves food or coffee. Although I enjoy doing this, this weekend I was not having it and my bed was calling my name.
Maybe I was also recovering from what I have been referring to as The Cockroach Incident, in which one of the nasty creatures LITERALLY crawled on me when I was sleeping and I woke up terrified and have been traumatized ever since/sleeping with the lights on. I SWEAR I have never seen one of them in my apartment before and I promise I am a very clean person, but alas this is NYC. Ugh.
On Saturday I went to a friend's birthday party at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Gowanus and it was so cool! It was bright inside, full of cabanas and fake palm trees, and I felt transported right to 1960's Mad Men-esque Miami. Sunday was spent at brunch in Park Slope with Emily and Lauren drinking Bloody Mary's, hanging out on a rooftop, purchasing a new air plant, and doing laundry. All in all it was an easy going yet semi-productive weekend. Pat comes back from LA on Wednesday for a couple weeks and I'm looking forward to having him around again (although for an abridged visit). Maybe I'll go out and visit soon. Who knows.
Overnight oats are one of the easiest and most filling breakfasts. And, if you make it in a jar it can be eaten on the go or taken to work. What's better than that? Nothing.
Blackberry Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of seed/grain mix (I use the Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend from Trader Joe's)
- 1 teaspoon honey (plus a bit extra for drizzling)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- hand full of fresh blackberries
- blackberry syrup (made by heating fresh blackberries with a dash of sugar)
- hand full of unsalted, raw pistachios
- hand full of unsweetened coconut flakes
- sprinkle of chia seeds
- Combine oats, coconut milk, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl or container and mix thoroughly. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
- The next morning, remove from the fridge and mix. Top with blackberry syrup, honey, pistachios, chia seeds, fresh blackberries, and coconut flakes. Enjoy!