ARF/5-A-Day #44

by Cate on November 8, 2006

The Husband picked up paella and flan from a favorite restaurant in Newark tonight, and we had dinner at my parents’ house (Nicholas was dying to see my mom).

Dinner was delicious, and totally hit the spot (I’ve been positively ravenous all day!), but that meant I still had to come up with something for my ARF/5-A-Day contribution. Catching up on my magazine reading this afternoon while mom-sitting, I spied it … Oatmeal with ‘Nanas and PB in an old issue of Rachael Ray’s magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray.

Turns out Rachael’s dog gets, um, a bit gassy. The vet told her that yogurt would help, so she concocted this little dish to get her dog interested in the yogurt. It was perfect. My parents’ dog, Beauregard, has the same problem. He’s funny though, he’ll do it, and then look around nonchalantly with a “What? You smell something?” expression, playing dumb the whole time. When Eli does it, he leaves the room; he’s no dummy. Both dogs wolfed it down in mere minutes, Eli making that smacking I’ve-got-peanut-butter-stuck-in-my-mouth-and-I-don’t-know-what-to-do noise. Even though the recipe was intended for dogs, given the ingredients are only oatmeal, peanut butter, banana, yogurt and honey, it certainly is people friendly too, and the addition of bananas made it perfect for tonight’s roundup.

Alright, without further ado, the rest of the contributions. Until tomorrow…

The Chocolate Lady from New York is up first this week with her hybrid green tomatoes:

Cooking, Stamping and Scrapping joins us for the first time with her Black Bean and Corn Salad:

The Cookbook Junkie from Pennsylvania has mixed results with her Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken:

Up a Creek Without a PatL serves up homemade applesauce:

Cooking Debauchery has a unique twist on risotto with her Butternut and Apple Risotto:

Claire from Cooking is Medicine does Mexican with her Baked Fritatta:

Albion Cooks goes orange … with her cauliflower:

Oatmeal with ‘Nanas and PB
From Every Day with Rachael Ray
June-July 2006


2 single-serving packets of plain instant oatmeal
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 banana, chopped
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey

Prepare the oatmeal in a bowl according to package instructions. While it’s hot, stir in the peanut butter and banana. Top with the yogurt, then drizzle with the honey.

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the chocolate lady November 8, 2006 at 7:52 am

Wonderful work! I like Catherine’s recipe, but while I usually get excited about alternately-colored vegetables, orange cauliflower is an exception. It looks to me like it has been allowed to rust.


Anonymous November 8, 2006 at 3:17 pm

OK folks,

I asked for some suggestions out there for grilled cheeses and soup suggestions. I received none. Am I being ignored because I consider Sandra Lee a chef? The hungry husband (neighbor)


Dani November 8, 2006 at 3:27 pm

Bandit is just like your parents’ dog Beauregard. She would sit there, look around and be like: “What, I didn’t do this. Let’s blame it on the cats”

Maybe I will spoil her with some Oatmeal with ‘Nanas and PB later this week.


Cate November 10, 2006 at 2:38 pm

The Chocolate Lady – orange cauliflower is definitely a new one for me.

Dani – I betcha she’ll love you more for it. ;)


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