Every couple months I get together with a group of industry folks for a volunteer meeting. We take turns organizing, and soon it’s my turn to do the leading. We’re using the food blog to reach out to companies for meal donations, which is why you’re seeing so many new product deliveries lately!!! Umpqua Oats (named after the Umpqua Valley in Oregon) sent a very generous package…
…30 single-serve oatmeals in recycled containers – 6 cleverly-named varieties
You can buy them online or find them in stores.
It’ll be nice to have a warm + nutritious selection to round out the continental breakfast spread. All you need to do is add hot water and cover.
This morning I met up with my fellow organizers. Taste tested the product first:
“Time Out” – like all their flavors, they’re made with whole rolled oats and natural ingredients
You can definitely taste the chocolate, coconut, and peanut butter in there. It’s also not too sweet – I added a little extra Stevia
Really delicious and hearty (I was full for 4.5 hours)
Also super convenient – eaten on the drive to filmmaker Grace Lee’s house.
Her hubby had baked fresh strawberry muffins!!! I was still too Umpqua’d.
So Grace sent us home with a couple, plus fresh black mission figs from her backyard:
I’m a fig fanatic and was in heaven picking these!
Snacked on a couple back at home…
…along with a plum bought at the Farmer’s Market: