Easy Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

Easy Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

Oats PreparationI’ve been enjoying HOT overnight oatmeal for a few years now and I’d been curious about all the cold versions I’d been seeing on Pinterest (are we connected there by the way?).

I finally made cold blueberry overnight oatmeal and it’s FANTASTIC!! Couldn’t be simpler, mix everything in a canning jar, shake and store in the fridge overnight. I had blueberries on hand so I used those, but you can use just about any fruit you have and enjoy.  

I ate the cold oatmeal right out of the jar one morning and spooned in a dish with a drizzle of Quebec maple syrup the next day – both were super!

Oatmeal in a Jar

Oatmeal in a Jar

Ingredients

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats (not quick or steel cut oats)
  • ½ cup milk (I used low fat, but you could use almond or soy if you prefer)
  • 4 ounces plain Greek yogurt (you could use a flavored version also)
  • 2 drops pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries (could be frozen and thawed too)
Oatmeal in a Dish with Maple Syrup

Oatmeal in a Dish with Maple Syrup

Instructions

  1. In an 8-ounce canning jar (or other container with a tight-fitting lid) add the oats, milk, yogurt, vanilla and chia seeds. Place the lid on the jar and shake well to combine all the ingredients.
  2. Top the mixture with the blueberries, cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.

Makes one serving.

UncommonGoods Introduces me to Molecular Gastronomy at Home

UncommonGoods Introduces me to Molecular Gastronomy at Home

Uncommon Goods Kit 2

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, UncommonGoods is a privately-owned retailer that “endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people”. Most of the products it carries are created in the USA, and about one-third of the entire portfolio incorporates recycled and/or […]

[Continue reading...]
Fergalicious Holidays by Food & Wine Chickie

Fergalicious Holidays by Food & Wine Chickie

Ferguson Crest

Ferguson Crest is the pet project of Fergie Duhamel, singer of the Black Eyed Peas, and her father, grower Pat Ferguson. Ferguson Crest vineyard is located in Solvang, in Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California. Winemaker Joey Tensley turns the fruit grown by Pat Ferguson into wine, and Fergie and sister Dana join in at harvest every […]

[Continue reading...]
New Year’s Eve at Crystal Springs Resort

New Year’s Eve at Crystal Springs Resort

callout_nye

We’re still undecided as to what we’ll be doing to ring in the new year but this is quite the party! Crystal Springs Resort (1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ) rings in 2015 with New Year’s Eve celebrations and prix fixe dinners featuring an extravagant Biosphere Party. At the Biosphere Party, guests can dance the night away […]

[Continue reading...]
Product Review – Arctic Chill Muddler

Product Review – Arctic Chill Muddler

Artic Chiller

I don’t typically do product reviews but I was recently asked to do a review by Rizzi at Arctic Chill of its cocktail muddler and since I’ve yet to find a muddler I find works well, I jumped at the chance. Arctic Chill’s muddler is made of stainless steel and features a grooved nylon head. […]

[Continue reading...]
Escape Montclair Charity Dinner Featuring Chef Ian Kapitan

Escape Montclair Charity Dinner Featuring Chef Ian Kapitan

Chef Bryan Gregg

Escape Chef/Owner, Bryan Gregg, will hold a charity dinner with acclaimed Chef Ian Kapitan Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7PM. The five-course dinner will allow diners to bring their own wines and will cost $68 per person with 50% of the proceeds being donated to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of NJ. On the menu: […]

[Continue reading...]
12/3 Balvenie Dinner at Chakra‏

12/3 Balvenie Dinner at Chakra‏

Balvenie DoubleWood 12

Chakra (144 W. State Route 4, Paramus, NJ) is aiming to take winter chill away with a Balvenie single malt scotch pairing on Wednesday 12/3 at 6:30PM. The Balvenie dinner will feature Balvenie 12, 14, 17 and 21 year old scotch, paired with a menu by Chef Thomas Ciszak. Balvenie Brand Ambassador Jim Patterson will be on hand to discuss the scotches. […]

[Continue reading...]
Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

I’ve shared caramel sauce recipes in the past but I thought the timing was perfect with the holidays around the corner, to do another. This one doesn’t require fancy equipment, perfect temperature on a candy thermometer or fuss – it’s based on judging the right color for the caramel and acting fast. Ingredients: 1 cup […]

[Continue reading...]
2008 Marco Marengo Barolo Brunate Annata

2008 Marco Marengo Barolo Brunate Annata

2008 M. Marengo Barolo

Knew as soon as I sniffed this wine that it’d be right up my alley. Garnet in the glass, the earthy aromas were sweetened with dark fruit. In the mouth, it’s round and velvety with plummy, dark cherry flavors with mocha notes. Pairings: Pasta with meaty sauce, duck, roasted mushrooms Style: Red Wine Grape Type(s): […]

[Continue reading...]
He’Brew Death of a Contract Brewer

He’Brew Death of a Contract Brewer

CILAGER_TAP

For 17 years, Schmaltz Brewing Company was a contract brewery in San Francisco. In May 2013, the popular brewery settled in its own facility in Clifton Park, NY and hence comes the name – Death of a Contract Brewer. I was excited to see this Schmaltz Brewing beer on an extensive beer list in Phoenix […]

[Continue reading...]