Today is Black Friday. The day the spotless lamb died so we may have life and have it to the full. I’m never ready for this day. It’s heavy on my heart and I can’t wrap my mind around it. No lent or fasting or devotional can prepare me for the ton of bricks on my chest when I see “It is finished”.
Today, I hope you take the moment to soak in the weight of what today means. I know things are busy and overwhelming, especially around a holiday, but don’t lose sight of what it’s about.
Let us keep it simple and sweet. It feels petty to share anything today, but I decided to go with a family favorite. This is something I make at the beginning of the week for simple breakfasts or at the start of a weekend so we can share it together and enjoy the comforting smells and flavor.
This is a recipe that I first had at my friend Jani’s house when we came to ohio to visit. It was so simple but so delicious. It tasted like hospitality. With that memory in mind, it’s my go-to to make for a mama with a new baby so she can feed her family a comforting and delicious breakfast with no hassle.
I have to be honest and mention I always double it. Typically because I make it at night after the kids are down and Jordan and I each eat a serving as a snack right when it’s out of the oven and we need enough for the morning.
It’s easy, so simple, and just the most comforting make ahead breakfast ever. It is not the mushy consistency of oatmeal (that I also love) it almost bites like a cake or breakfast muffin. To serve, you scoop out a slice and warm it, then you put cold milk over the top with fresh berries, jam, honey or any little-something-sweet you’d like.
So maybe, make it for sunday morning, because it’s lovely and sweet and you can sit around the table with your family and talk about how the stone was rolled away and he is risen. Leave the fuss and the hassle and the chaos for another day, and embrace the full life you’ve been given.
- 1/4 c butter
- 1/4 cup yogurt (I use plain greek yogurt)
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of clove
- place a square baking dish in the oven with the butter and preheat to 350 so the butter melts as it heats up. (Don't burn the butter)
- mix all your dry ingredients in a large bowl and your wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix the wet into the dry and then pour the whole thing into the baking dish with the butter and use your spatula to mix the butter into the batter.
- Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the center feels firm and the edges are golden.
- serve warm with cold milk and fruit on top.