Whew- we somehow managed to survive the long, wicked winter. But, maybe you feel that it taken a toll on you. All of those months indoors can leave us feeling tired, puffy,and uninspired. This is a perfect time to treat yourself to a spa experience. What? Can’t afford to take time off of work and away from the family to relax? That is ok, why not turn your home into a spa for a weekend.
Infuse a pitcher of water with fresh fruit or cucumber and a sprig of mint. Stock your refrigerator with fresh fruits and vegetables to give your system a break from all of the winter comfort foods. Light a Milkhouse Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey candle. It is a calming and rejuvenating fragrance. Add some relaxing music, make sure you have a favorite book and just get away for a few hours.
Mix yourself this refreshing Orange Cream Mimosa at the end of your day. A plate of fruit and a slice of oatmeal bread with honey butter is a perfect ending.
- 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 orange zested
- ½ cup whole milk
- ⅓ cup honey
- Champagne or Sparkling wine
- Fresh strawberry for garnish
- Put the orange juice, zest, milk and honey in a blender. Process until well combined. Place in large ice cube trays.. Place in freezer until frozen. Remove from freezer and place a cube in the bottom of a glass. Slowly pour in the champagne and serve garnished with a fresh strawberry if desired.
- 1 cups whole milk
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a Milkhouse Loaf Crock, or other loaf pan. Combine the milk and oats and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Add eggs, butter and honey to oats mixture and mix well. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt just until blended.
- Spoon batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle top with additional oats. Bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
Are you ready for spring now?