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making granola doing a bit of crochet eating wholemeal cheddar scones chopping veg for supper

crochet, family, food, home, Ordinary Moments • Monday, March 15th, 2010 • 8 Comments »


Yesterday, we did a big grocery shop. One of the things I like to do if I have time is do a lot of prep work ahead of time. It saves time and some of my sanity when I can pull out ingredients all ready to go. It’s usually between 4:00 and 5:00pm when I am trying to make supper that things start to fall apart. Kids are getting hungry, and cranky. The babe wants some extra snuggles, and I’m trying to make supper. So anything that is done ahead of time is a huge help. Yesterday afternoon when we got home, I tackled the chicken. I sliced and sauteed up about 8 pounds of chicken breasts. Now it is all in the freezer waiting to be put into stir fries, curries, fajitas, and anything else I can think of. I can just pull a pre-portioned bag of chicken, thaw it and toss it in. My other job for yesterday was granola. I recently found this recipe over at katie did. It is perfect for us. Not too sweet at all, which is huge for me since the kids like to gobble it up. I’m not a huge seed person, and right now I can’t really eat them because they get caught in my braces, so this was extra perfect. This recipe makes a huge batch. Huge as in approx. 20 cups, which again is perfect for my family. You could always half the recipe if you didn’t want quite as much at once. I used quick oats instead of the regular ones (just smaller pieces of oats) and unsweetened desiccated coconut, so that it would not be too sweet. I think because the pieces of oatmeal were smaller, my batch took 45 minutes to bake instead of the two hours. If you make this granola, just keep an eye on it to make sure you don’t overcook it. Granola has been one of those things that I have been trying to find a great recipe for, for ages, and now I have one. It’s a huge hit with my kids and me and Hubby. If you’ve been searching for a great granola recipe, do give this one a try. If all goes well today, I’m hoping to get some bread and yogurt made. What are some of your favourite things to make?

food • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 • 11 Comments »