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Red and White Country Tablescape and Blackberries with Overnight Oats

Saturday night my little love asked what we were going to do before heading out for church the next morning. Since our property is just starting to produce a bounty of ripe blackberries we decided to go berry pickin’ as a family in the morning. 

After she headed off to bed I decided to set the table all cute in red and white gingham and surprise her. She loves fancy tables and dinner parties. This little breakfast would be enjoyed by just the 3 of us, but it’s important to do fun little things with just family as well.

The tablesettings were simple but oh so farmy and cute!

Red speckled enamelware, cherry cloth napkins, a white corelle dish with tiny blue floral pattern, and a cute little star shaped bowl to set our mason jar of overnight oats in. 

I know overnight oats are not a new concept, but we just discovered them a few months ago and loved them! They are yummy and very easy to put together. We usually make them assembly line style and make 9-10 at a time. They last 3-4 days in the fridge. 

There are lots of recipes out there, but this is what we came up with. It’s creamy enough without getting the oats too soggy.

Overnight Oats

Place ingredients in a pint size jar in this order:

1/4 c. oats…..
1/3 c. greek yogurt
1/3 c. milk ( great with almond milk too!)
Add toppings, a lid and refrigerate overnight. 
Our favorite toppings have been shredded coconut with pineapple, strawberries or blueberries and cinnamon with honey. I’m thinking a scoop of cookie butter in there would be delectable too!

On this morning I had made the oats as I explained above and added a generous tablespoon of shredded sweetened coconut. The next morning , after picking blackberries, we added them on top with a drizzle of a local honey. Then squish those blackberries as you mix it all in. Heavenly combo!

Isn’t this little sugar spoon the cutest! It was a Magnolia Market gift from my mama-in-law. It says, “Hey there sugar!” 

The salt and pepper chicks graced our table even though we didn’t need s&p. That’s OK, they looked cute!

Thank you for stopping by to check out our little country breakfast!

Have you over tried overnight oats?
What toppings sound good to you!
I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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  • Michelle

    I always cook our oats (with vanilla soy milk and a little stevia), then stir in frozen berries (my son likes blueberries best, I love raspberries) and serve. I'll have to try the overnight oats for these hot summer days.

  • Conniecrafter

    Oh my goodness, what a lovely table setting, it is these times that she will remember as she grows older that's for sure, I have never tried those but have seen them a few different places, what a great way to start off your Sunday before church!

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