Merry Christmas Eve Oats

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We were suppose to leave for Florida two hours ago, but there’s no use in getting stressed out.  It’s Christmas Eve!



We’ve had a hectic morning.  The reindeer Husband packed the car, and I prepped the house.  We had an early AM visitors, too! My college BFF Megan is in town and she’s house sitting for us, so we had to hand over the keys.


And then I made the whole gang Christmas Eve oats:


In the mix:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • Toppings:  white chocolate chips and craisins


And… we’re off!


I anticipate my Christmas will be filled with strolls along Florida’s intracoastal waterway, champagne in the hot tub, and swaying palm trees.  Wahoo!



  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 24, 2010, 10:03 am

    LOVE the antlers! 🙂
    Have a safe trip and MERRY CHRISTMAS! 😀

  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side December 24, 2010, 10:10 am

    YAY! Safe travels- I want oats sooo bad right now but unfortunately our water heater’s being changed (perfect timing eh?) so I’ve got no water… At least I can still bake cookies!

  • kellyrose December 24, 2010, 10:11 am

    It’s actually cold in Florida right now so you are in for a treat 🙂 Where in Fl you headed? I’m in the Orlando area.

    • Caitlin December 24, 2010, 10:15 am

      We’re going to Palm COast!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 24, 2010, 10:17 am

    Those oats look gorgeous!! Safe travels Caitlin, and Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 24, 2010, 10:17 am

    I am in Aruba and have been for the past 3 weeks and have another few days…and yes, I hope my next few days are like this too: “strolls along Florida’s intracoastal waterway, champagne in the hot tub, and swaying palm trees” …But…we have a 3 yr old, so we need to adjust..haha!

    Merry Xmas!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 24, 2010, 10:20 am

    Have fun in Florida! I just got back home to Florida from being in Maryland for over a week! Enjoy the weather! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl December 24, 2010, 10:22 am

    Enjoy your trip and Christmas in Florida!

  • Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) December 24, 2010, 10:26 am

    most festive oats ever. well done!!

    safe travels and have a wonderful holiday!

  • Leanne December 24, 2010, 10:29 am

    Merry Christmas to you & your family 🙂

  • Baking 'n' Books December 24, 2010, 10:31 am

    Haha- “champagne in the hot tub” isn’t the typical image of hot chocolate by a fireplace – but it’ll do! Have fun 🙂

  • Kelly December 24, 2010, 10:41 am

    Be safe and Happy Holidays to you and the reindeer (er husband!):)

  • Anne P December 24, 2010, 10:41 am

    SOOOO jealous you will be in FL for Christmas. I was last year and I miss it and the beautiful warm weather!

  • Katie O December 24, 2010, 10:45 am

    I’m going to fl for Xmas too. Enjoy the warm weather! Champagne in a hot tub sound awesome!

  • Astrid December 24, 2010, 10:45 am

    Merry Cristmas, Caitlin!

    I am in the midst of prepping my Christmas Eve dinner (it is almost 5pm here already in the Netherlands) and we will be having “your” apple crumble for dessert 🙂


    • Caitlin December 24, 2010, 6:28 pm

      Oh I hope you like it!!!

  • Heather December 24, 2010, 10:52 am

    Merry Christmas to you! Safe travels, and have a great trip :-).

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 24, 2010, 11:10 am

    Love the current white choc chips obsession. White chocolate is so underrated! Safe travels!

  • Katie December 24, 2010, 11:12 am

    I recently saw “The Business of Being Born” after you mentioned it on your blog. LOVED IT! It was so eye opening and gave me a lot to think about once my husband and I are ready for kidos. Have you seen “America the Beautiful” yet? It’s about America’s obsession with beauty and you might find it interesting.

    • Caitlin December 24, 2010, 6:29 pm

      EVERYONE tells me about that movie so I guess I should see it! Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Nicole (I have trouble with forward motion) December 24, 2010, 11:16 am

    Now I want oatmeal! I haven’t had breakfast yet, unless you count an unpowdered Pfeffernussen cookie, some spiced nuts, and licking the coconut macaroon mixture off my fingers. I think as long as I keep my hands busy in the kitchen, I don’t eat!

  • Natalia - a side of simple December 24, 2010, 11:21 am

    Champagne in the hot tub? Sounds like the perfect Christmas travel stress reliever to me 🙂 Safe travels!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 24, 2010, 11:22 am

    Safe travels and Merry Christmas Eve!!

  • monicanelsonfitness December 24, 2010, 11:42 am

    Those oats are yummy! I do that too!

    Merry Christmas!!!


  • Kristina @ spabettie December 24, 2010, 12:01 pm


  • Kelly December 24, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Sounds like an amazing Christmas to me! Merry Christmas!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 24, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I always find it somewhat difficult to leave on time when it’s a road trip. Flying, however, is different because that deadline is set in stone.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 24, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Have a fabulous Christmas!!! And a safe trip. 🙂

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 24, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Safe travels! Enjoy the warmth – it’s supposed to SNOW here! 🙂

  • Katherine: Unemployed December 24, 2010, 12:45 pm

    I hope he wore those antlers while driving! (at least you don’t have the window antlers // hood ornaments on your car)

  • Amber K December 24, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Merry Christmas! Have a great time. 🙂

  • Amanda December 24, 2010, 12:53 pm

    Have a safe drive! Merry Christmas!

  • stephanie @ jobless in TX December 24, 2010, 12:56 pm

    I put white chocolate chips in my oatmeal this morning, too. It was a wise decision.

    Travel safe!

  • Joanna @ Drizzle of Sunshine December 24, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Have a safe trip love!! Love those head decorations! Merry Christmas eve!!

  • carlee December 24, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Make me some christmas oats too? Please. and thank you!
    Yep, totally agree! There is no reason stressing! Just live your life and don’t sweat the small stuff!
    Have a very merry christmas eve!

  • J. December 24, 2010, 1:48 pm

    How far of a drive is it? What state do you live in? I’m all confused with U.S geography!

    • Caitlin December 24, 2010, 6:30 pm

      8 Hours. Charlotte to Palm COast FL!

  • Ella December 24, 2010, 1:48 pm

    Florida sounds lovely right now.
    My Christmas will be avoiding being pelted by snowballs by my older brothers and helping my younger brothers in and out of snow pants, snow boots, hats, mittens…oye!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 24, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Christmas Eve in the car does not sounds fun to me! Palm trees, other other hand…

  • Mary Allison December 24, 2010, 2:37 pm

    I am a BIG fan of the Santa hat and reindeer ears. Big BIG fan.

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 24, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Safe trip!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 24, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Hot tubs and beaches? That sounds amazing! Have a great Christmas! 🙂

  • Nancy December 24, 2010, 5:37 pm

    This is actually a response to your previous post…Can you explain how the husband’s parents staggered Christmas? I’m interested in doing something similar but not sure exactly how it should work. Thanks!!

    • Caitlin December 24, 2010, 6:31 pm

      They let him open a few presents before present, one after, one at lunch, one at dinner. LOL. This made Christmas last the whole day!

  • Allie December 24, 2010, 5:39 pm

    Hope you have a fun & safe trip, Merry Christmas 🙂

  • BroccoliHut December 24, 2010, 7:21 pm

    Mmm doesn’t get much better than white chocolate + cranberries!

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