Snack Pairing: Oatmeal with Blueberry MacGuffin

Do you know those days that start out promising, and then your drive starts to peter out? The ones where you wish you could have kept that burst of energy from earlier in the day? We would search for hours for a way to keep ourselves going, but nothing seemed to bring back that early-morning drive.

Then we tried having some Blueberry MacGuffin black tea with a small bowl of oatmeal. It turned out wonderfully! The tangy fruit of the Blueberry MacGuffin was amazing with the simplicity of the oatmeal, while the tea itself gave us just the right amount of caffeine. It reminded us of having breakfast just as the sun was coming up, with a cool breeze waking us up and chasing away the mental fog. Then we added some honey to the oatmeal and it felt like adding in bright rays of sunshine that lit everything in a golden glow.

Safe to say, oatmeal and Blueberry MacGuffin makes a great snack when you want to have a healthy energy boost to get you through the day. Try adding a drizzle of honey and a few fresh blueberries to make this snack pop. 

An Excerpt from Jane's Writing

"I am truly sorry, but we warned you several times. Library policy dictates that those who refuse to return books on time must face the consequences." Kyle blinked. Mrs. Shurly was still standing there, one weathered hand clutching the cardigan that always smelled of sulfur. He could not tell if the shine of her eyes was from tears or the lava reflecting off her glasses. He took a step back as sweat pooled at his collar. "Mrs. Shurly, wait, I swear I have the money to pay off the fines, it's only $1.25, it's right there in my car-" She shook her head, her face twisting with grief. Kyle stopped talking. How could she do this? This was Mrs. Shurly, the one who gave him oatmeal and Blueberry MacGuffin tea when he told her he hadn't had time for breakfast, there was no way someone who shared such delicious food would dump someone- She shoved him back, sending him over the edge. Kyle was quickly swallowed up by lava, never to accrue library fines again.

Pit of lava with people around it