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Brunch of Presidents

If Wheaties are the Breakfast of Champions, then oatmeal is the Brunch of Presidents. Think about it: it’s got substance, it’s good for you, and it can to appeal to many different tastes just by adding in a few ingredients from your pantry (or Cabinet as the case may be).

Personally, I don’t like my oatmeal sugar-coated. Just give me some nuts, dried fruit and top it with a little cream. (Please note that my oatmeal topping choices do not represent any person or persons holding a top office in Illinois’ government, nor in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives. Any similarities to a real person are pure coincidence. Really. It’s what I like on my oatmeal — you can ask my husband.)

Anyway, when Jeannie over at House in Progress invited me to attend her Inauguration party and eat oatmeal to help Quaker and Share Our Strength’s Operation No Kid Hungry with other bloggers, of course I said yes! Who could pass up this spread from Melissa at My Very Own Chef?

Jeannie and I didn’t know each other before Houseblogs.net. House in Progress was the first houseblog I started reading many years ago, but we seemed to have crossed paths in other ways too. For one thing, she has been coming to my husband’s jewelry store since she lived in Evanston.

This was my first visit to House in Progress, so I was delighted to see all their hard work up close and personal. Believe me, it didn’t disappoint. The fireplace and all the woodwork were absolutely stunning, and oh, how I dream of having a bathroom like theirs one day!

Here, Jeannie is following The Daily Show’s Live Blog Update.

After all the pomp and circumstance, Jeannie raffled off some treasures from her Wall of Pink. Alas, I wasn’t a winner, but I did get to take a peek in those pink drawers, and wow. That’s some junk down there.

All in all, it was a great time — thanks again, Jeannie!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for my oatmeal. Really. I eat it almost every morning.

1 Comment

  1. Nicole on January 23, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I still have to read Jeannie’s entries on this. They had a gal from St. Louis on the news the other night talking about her event and I thought of Jeannie’s. So cool that you got to go.

    I love getting to know bloggers in real life. 🙂

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