- A design
- An exacto knife
- Freezer paper
- An iron
- A clean T-shirt (or other fabric surface you would like to print on)
- Cardboard or newspaper
- Paint brushes
- Fabric paint
Being on a low budget requires creativity when it comes to meals, especially for someone like me who craves fruits and vegetables at all meals and in between. Peanut butter has been a major staple in my breakfast routine lately and, along with my last Granny Smith apple, I created an interesting and delicious flavored oatmeal.
First I followed the directions to prepare plain oatmeal, being sure to add a dash of salt and a hint of cinnamon for flavoring. As soon as the oatmeal was done cooking, I added a tablespoon peanut butter and mixed it in. A little bit of honey (about 2 tsp) and half of a Granny Smith apple, chopped, was all I needed to sweeten out the dish. Just a small handful of store-bought granola made for a perfect crunchy topping.
A little bit of sweet, a touch of sour, and a variety of textures make this innovative breakfast irresistible. And for an even healthier alternative, wheat germ, milled flax seed, or a similar additive can easily be mixed into the oatmeal with the peanut butter for an extra nutritional kick.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is an iconic story chronicling a father-son American West motorcycle journey, peppered with philosophical musings and observations on American culture. This was a (530 page) book which I truly could not put down. Though Pirsig touches on everything from small-town USA to the definition of quality, from the structure of a cycle to the teachings of Plato, his book retains a coherence that draws you in and keeps you absorbed the whole way through. It’s pretty obvious why this book, based on events from Pirsig’s own life, has gotten so much hype.