Turns out, overnight oats are really really easy. I know this because I can find them on every single food blog on the web. So I figured, what better way to start my own site than with my latest version of overnight oats…
I made this batch of oats recently for a camping trip planned by my husband. I consider myself to be someone who appreciates the outdoors, but it turns out that I tend to appreciate it more after a good night’s sleep in my own bed. I suspected this, but I had every intention of being a good sport. Prepping food to bring along seemed consistent with my idyllic concept of how our camping trip would operate. We would pull up to our camp site, pitch our tent, dig into our delicious snacks while our obedient dog sat complacently by our sides. Next we would fall into a peaceful slumber listening to the crickets chirping just outside and eventually be woken gently by the sun rising on nature all around us.
The reality of our camping trip was more like this: We pull up to our site and learn that we have a “walk-up” camp site. I’m not hip to camping lingo, but I learned that this means you haul all your shit to your campsite on foot regardless of whether you were smart enough to come prepared with a wagon. Sometimes (like this time), your camp site is half a mile away. Sometimes (like this time), it is beginning to sprinkle rain drops while you hike to your site. And sometimes (like this time), the most convenient place to pee is crouched down behind your car in the parking lot…
We used the remaining daylight to pitch our tent. Then, eager to get to sleep, I layered on extra sweatshirts/pants/hat and (still chilly) settled into the least rocky spot I could find to try to get in some good hours. Instead of crickets, for eight long hours, I could hear the excitement of a wagging tail coming from the adjacent tent’s enthusiastic pup punctuated by occasional bursts of profanity from his owners reprimanding him.
The moral of the story is this – upon waking, the BRIGHTEST spot in my camping trip was eating my overnight oats…
I don’t measure a whole lot when I’m making overnight oats because that’s the beauty of making them! They are supposed to be REALLY EASY.
Use equal parts:
- Old fashioned oats
- Almond milk
- Greek yogurt
Then to your liking add:
- Chopped Pecans
Most importantly – don’t sweat it too hard… There are enough other things to worry about. (e.g. Do the mosquitoes here carry West Nile Virus?)