Sunday, September 6, 2009

The colors am painting our room...

are growing on me. What do you think??? The gray is a lot darker than I planned, and I was going to trim with white and used a tan. Does it go or should I redo the trim in white??? Can I still have red bedding? What about window treatments?
Fresh granola from the oven...
Fresh granola bars pre-cutting...

A shirtless toddler enjoying a bar pre-bath...

Friday, September 4, 2009

SUPER YUM. Granola bars.....

Granola Recipe
6 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
Add 6 cups of any of the following:
soy flour
whole wheat flour
wheat germ rolled wheat flakes
sunflower, pumpkin or sesame seeds
non fat dry milk
shredded coconut
unsalted nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts or pecans)
Heat the following in a large roasting pan:
2 sticks butter or 1 cup oil
1 cup honey, molasses or maple syrup
1/2 cup water
2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
Add dry ingredients and stir together.
Cook at 250 degrees stirring every 20 min. for 2 1/2 hours or until browned.
Granola Bar Recipe
1/4 lb. melted butter
1 1/4 lbs peanut butter

Mix together and add:
1 1/3 cups honey
2 1/4 lbs. granola (40 oz)
1 1/3 cups sunflower seeds (shelled)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raisins
Mix well and put into greased 9X13" pan. Chill and cut into squares. Wrap in wax paper. Keep refrigerated.

Our room...

is the next on my list. The wallpaper is now gone! Tonight I trash the window treatments and hopefully start painting the trim... It's hard to be living out of suitcases and boxes... I can't wait to have our dressers back!