In Wilson’s scale of evaluations breakfast rated just after life itself and ahead of the chance of immortality.
– Robert. A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps
The boiler, the apparatus that produces hot water and heats the radiators for me, stopped working yesterday. I must have had the evil eye cast upon me at some point, because these things always happen to me in the beginning of winter. Thankfully though, no cold waves had kicked in yet so I hadn’t had to turn on the heating for now. But no hot water, we know how annoying that can be.
I rang Andrew*, the guy that regularly looks and fixes the boiler. He said he’d come at midday to fix it. Fantastic.
This morning, however, I woke up to a thunderstorm that didn’t seem to show signs of ever stopping. Considering that the boiler is in the patio, at midday, just as I was wondering how Andrew would be able to stand in the pouring rain to open the boiler, he rings me and tells me he won’t be able to open the boiler in the middle of a thunderstorm.
I checked the weather report on my mobile, so as to have an idea of when the hot water might be back.
It didn’t look promising.
Contrary to the weather report, luckily, at 3:30 pm the sun came out, even though it was still raining. Yes, one of those rare moments. Then at 4:30 pm it stopped raining. Then at 5:20 pm Andrew rang and told me he’ll be over within 10 minutes. By 5:30 pm he had come over, what I think he did was wave a magic wand, and the boiler restarted again. Yay!
Raspberry Topped Overnight Oats
I recently announced to Mr. H. that I was going to make some overnight oats. Overnight oats? He tried to control his eyebrow to not raise as it high as it desired to go. I was pretty sure of his thought process. Gosh, what new boho thing is this girl up to now? What has she caught off her food blogging friends this time?
I explained. Yes, overnight oats. You get oats, you pour some milk over them, you put them in the fridge and then you eat them for breakfast the next day.
Why overnight? Why not pour the milk that same morning?
So that the oats go mushy overnight.
Ok, I’ll admit that oats going mushy overnight doesn’t sound overly enticing. I can see his point. But the convenience of preparing the oats the night before, letting them go mushy, and then saving time the next day so that I just (photograph and then) eat them is great. Now that I’ve tried them, I’m convinced.
1/2 cup oats, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 handful raspberries, 2/3 cup almond milk
Simply put everything into a jar, bowl or cup in the same order as the ingredient list. Cover. Put in the fridge and leave them overnight.
Enjoy your breakfast!
*I modified his name slightly for confidentiality purposes.