Cool Hand Holly

by Holly on October 13, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,running

I didn’t really pick this title other than (a) I thought it sounded cool, (b) I love Paul Newman (his honey mustard is the best!), (c) in the movie, I like that Luke doesn’t conform to the system and (d) Luke ate 50 eggs in 1 hour (shout out to Uncle Tom!).  If you haven’t seen it, Cool Hand Luke is a classic.

Warning: It seems as though I am in a mood where this post could get uber-random.

Breakfast = one glorious jar of Pumpkin Oats.

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch salt
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
drizzle of Xagave
cinnamon, ginger + nutmeg
1 almost empty jar PB
1 tbsp. dark chocolate chips



You should have seen how bee-you-ti-full it was all swirled up.

Snacktime was the next bag of Nature Valley granola nut clusters I was so graciously sent by MyBlogSpark: Honey Roasted Peanut.


Honey-Roasted DELICIOUS is more like it.

Lunch was a bit of this, a bit of that: raw veggies (green peppers + carrots) and a yog mess.



Speaking of yog messes, check out my guest post on my girl Angharad’s blog: Eating for Yog Messes.  There may or may not be a step-by-step tutorial to creating the most delicious yog messes EVER.

The afternoon involved some work, more snackage and lots of yawning. At approximately 5:45pm, yours truly made her return to running.

A 6 1/2 mile return if I do say so myself.

In my defense, my friend Brett and I only planned on 5 miles but somebody got her directions wrong.  Oops!  We took the miles pretty slow and steady.  Including a 1/2 mile cool down, it took us about 1 hour 15 minutes.

When I got home, I was ready to devour. And I did.


That would be a Sunshine Barbecue patty with BBQ sauce, a POM Kiwi spritzer and a whole sheet pan of garlic parmesan kale chips. I don’t mess around.

Then I took a bath, brewed some Cinnamon Apple Spice tea, wrapped myself in a huge grandma sweater robe and am now sitting on my bed hoping I remember to post everything I planned on posting.  I can’t remember little things for the life of me but have a really good memory. Does that make sense?

  • Got some good sustainable cooking recipes?  Head over here to enter a contest and win some fab loot!
  • Join the new Stonyfield Rewards Program and turn in your yogurt tops for points.  Points add up ya know, and just like you did at Chuck E. Cheese when you were little, redeem them for prizes!
  • Thanks for all the love and well wishes on my new recipe that will hopefully get me to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival! (And, if you haven’t voted for me yet, do it now!)
  • Due to popular demand, there will be a 2nd VLOG coming soon.

And lastly, this past weekend the PB queen herself Jenny spread the love to me with the sweetest post.  It totally made my day. So, I vowed Miss Jenny that I would forward it on and spread the love myself…

Today, I am going to spread the love to Miss Abby.  Her honest, relatable and downright
writing make me think, laugh and feel so grateful for her blog.  She is able to put into
words a lot of issues regarding food honestly and without fear – because let’s face it, we all have issues.
And she sends awesome e-cards before people’s very 1st marathons.



Evan Thomas October 13, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Damn, now you have me wanting pumpkin oats, but if I make a batch I’d have to wolf it down before I get to bed. Oh this is a tight predicament

sophia October 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I love Abby, too. She is damn amazing and she better know it! lol.
I love you too, random or not! ;-)

Jenna October 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm

your oats in a jar look yummy! i can’t wait to finish up my pb jar to finnally try it out!
and of course lovee the yog mess :)

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Holy eff! Those granola clusters!

I, too, love Abby’s blog. And I love all the love-spreading. Food blogging is the new free love movement!

Coco October 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Lovely jar of pumpkin oats my dear! I’m almost down to the bottom of a jar and I can’t wait to make a batch of jar oats! I’m hankering for a yogurt mess like yours!

Rosey Rebecca October 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Love the title of this post! Those granola nut clusters look awesome! :-)

Simone @ P:T October 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Spread, spread the love–far and wide! Loves it.

That jar of oats literally looks like heaven. I might just set my alarm clock for 10 minutes earlier so I can enjoy myself some nutty fall oats tomorrow morning.

Oh, and loving the fact that you did a step by step tutorial for a yog mess. Only in food blog land.

BroccoliHut October 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Epic breakfast alert!!

janetha October 13, 2009 at 11:13 pm

loved your sly lead in to link your guest post. you def ARE a smooth operator! i am soooo stroking my rabbit’s foot. san fran here you come!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 14, 2009 at 2:11 am

I hope you win the whole shoot n match of all the Food Buzz awards my dear!! Great looking food too :)

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 14, 2009 at 5:40 am

Your oatmeal looks delish in the jar! Yum! And your recipe looks amazing from yesterday, too.

Uncle Tommie Timbertoes October 14, 2009 at 5:57 am

Yeah, I can add to my resume that I got a “shout out” from the world reknowned Everything-whatever blog. That aughtta get me a new job. Pack yer bags again Judge G!

Don’t fergit the other best part of Cool Hand Luke – The Plastic Jesus song (you know the song where you always screw up the lyrics and call it Dashboard Jesus).

Susan October 14, 2009 at 6:07 am

I’m beginning to think all meals should be served out of a jar of nut butter…

I’ve never seen Cool Hand Luke! Clearly I’m missing out!

Abby October 14, 2009 at 6:21 am

I really don’t know what to say–this is so much better than ever winning a giveaway (not that I would know what that’s like…). Seriously Holly, your kind words and spreading-o-the-love really touched me (and not in a creepy uncle touchy kind of way).

At any rate, I am honored, even if the only reason you chose me was because I send you a card with vulgarity. Now I look forward to my OWN next post, as I will get a chance to Spread The Love myself. Good lord, how do I pick just one?

Justine October 14, 2009 at 7:48 am

I swear our sweet tooth’s are one in the same!! Love your brekkie and there is nothing better than chocolate on the morning!! I just had a fage mixed with lots of dark choc. cocoa powder and stevia :). MMMmm Mmmm GOOD!!


Kailey (SnackFace) October 14, 2009 at 7:59 am

Oh lordy, the oats in a jar—jadore.

You know, this may be a Q for your videos, but I was wondering if you snack after dinner/late night? Love kale chips and veg burgers, but I feel as though I’d need a lil’ sunthin’ after that. Then again, maybe that’s why I have the blog title that I do.

Thanks for leading me to Abby’s blog! I hadn’t checked it out before, but I love the bare honesty!

Have a FAB humpday, pudding! LOVE YOU!

Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats October 14, 2009 at 7:59 am

MmmmMMM!! Must.try.these.pumpkin.oats.asap.

Chocolate chips – I dig!

Katie October 14, 2009 at 8:02 am

I LOVE Paul Newman (and Luke, for that matter). That jar-o-oats looks phenomenal – and good work on the return run! I can’t wait to go check out your yog mess tutorial.

Happy Wednesday, girl.

K October 14, 2009 at 8:11 am

I’m excited to try the Nature Valley clusters after reading you like them!! Delish! Congrats on your return to running – that’s fantastic!

I need to get on the oats in a jar train, ASAP! Have a great Wednesday, lovie!

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) October 14, 2009 at 9:16 am

I can only imagine how amazing that jar of oatmeal was!!!

Good for you getting back out there with a 6 1/2 mile run! :-)

brandi October 14, 2009 at 9:48 am

glad you had a good run!

I thought of you when I had my breakfast today of pumpkin oatmeal topped with pb and dark chocolate chips :) SO good.

Lizzy October 14, 2009 at 9:48 am

Love Cool Hand Luke. I totes have that movie! hehe.

The oats in the jar girl is pure genius and it looks AMAZING! :)

Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 14, 2009 at 9:49 am

Oh, I love green & red pepper slices, always have since I was a kid!

=) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance….after a 100+ POUND weight loss!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) October 14, 2009 at 9:57 am

Yay, congrats on the return to running!

I have such a weakness for pumpkin. and oatmeal. and chocolate chips. mmmm.

Paige (Running Around Normal) October 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

That jar of pumpkin oats looks sooo good right now.

Great job on the run! I bet it felt wonderful:)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) October 14, 2009 at 10:20 am

Mmmm the jar of pumpkin oats look delish–I’m still waiting to empy a jar so I can mae one myself!

Cindy October 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

I have been stocking up on pumpkin puree for just such an occassion…thanks for reposting a recipe!

and our family watches Cool Hand Luke every time it pops up on TV…

“What we have here, is a failure to communicate”

I love too how he sticks it the MAN! woo hoo.

the egg scene makes me nauseaus! really…I can’t even imagine stuffing that many eggs in my stomach! hahaha

I love movie referrences! made me smile!

Katharina October 14, 2009 at 11:41 am

Your oats look soooo good! And I’m going to steal my bag of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips when I go down to Florida today mwahaha. My parents don’t even use them anyway.

Uuugh I want to take a bath and curl up and drink delicious tea :D

Have a wonderful day me love!

p.s. I’ve been making some yummmmy yog-messes!

jessica October 14, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Holly! wassup babes?!

I’m kind of in love with that breakfast. Smooth operator is the next pb & co flav that I NEED to try. Yes, need :)

And you know i’ve got serious pride for your yog mess. Heading over to a’s blog to check that post out now!!! i love youuu, emailing you back soon (nothing exciting to report, but love talking to my COOL HAND HOLLY!!) ;)

Danica October 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm

FANTASTIC OATS! Yum….I completely LOVE kale chips. Thanks for the reminder – I totally need to make them soon!

Michelle October 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

oooh your oats are made just the way i like it! Not too solid and a teeeeeny bit runny. OK, I know what i’m making for breakfast tomorrow morning!!! hehehe

I totally checked out your guest post! The step by step tutorial rocks!! :)

Low October 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I totally feel ya on the memory thing. I tend to make a running list, or outline, of the things I need to blog otherwise I’ll forget everything. But I remember past events and things like that so well. It’s odd.

I’ve never seen Cool Hand Luke, but I need to obvi!

I love Abby to, she rocks!

Emily October 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm

ah, I love that movie! “NOBODY can eat 50 eggs!”

hm, it’s been too long since I made kale chips…

congrats on getting your run on again!

Emily (The Experimentarian) October 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Girl, your breakfasts always look so ggod! Is it any wonder that’s my fave meal of the day? xoxo :)

Special K October 14, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Isn’t it amazing how your body can respond to rest? A break from our routine can be rejuvenating!

kendra October 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

your food actually looks delish for once! what a shock! haha

Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 14, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Love love love kale chips! Swoon.

dee (the apple hill adventurer) October 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm

oOooOo la, i need to try some of these “kale chips” horray for cold weather and baking season!

Alison October 14, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Kale chips rule. As does return to running and going longer than anticipated. I always do that. I tell myself “just 4 miles” and end up going 5 because I figure well, I just ran 4, what’s 1 more. That’s sort of different than getting lost though – but whatever works.

My comment is a lot like this post. Random. You’re welcome.

Jenny October 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm

awww Holly bear :) thanks so much for spreading the loveeeeeee!!!! you make me smile gorg :)!

Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

omg your oats look fantastic! I would love to take a big bite :)

well i would take a bite of that OR your yogurt mess! either one works for me!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 14, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I want this cuz lord knows with my unbaking I need all the agave I can get!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Entry #2 tweeted (loveveggiesyoga)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm

entry #3 i already voted for u hon :)

Nellie October 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Can I tell you how much I loved your yog mess tutorial? I never swirled and mashed everything up before and holly sh!t does it make a delicious difference! As Kimora Lee Simons would say: FABULOSITY.

Comments on this entry are closed.

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: