Saturday, September 15, 2007
soggy around the edges
It's that kind of a day. It's raining torrentially (so I guess it's more than soggy around the edges) and Phillip and I are hanging out at home, enjoying each other's company.
I made some granola bars this morning, from a recipe adapted from this one. They're great for healthy snacks to take along on a walk or to work, and you can add your favourite dried fruit (or chocolate chips) for whatever variations you want to try out! Raisins and chocolate chips is an excellent combination. Here's the recipe, with my modifications:
Mix together in large mixing bowl:
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 c packed brown sugar (they still taste fine with a little bit less)
1/2 c wheat germ
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
Mix together, then add to dry ingredients:
1/2 c butter, melted
1/2 c honey
2 tsp vanilla
Add dried cranberries and almonds, stir to combine and press into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven, let sit 10 minutes, and cut into bars. Remove bars from pan after they've cooled.
Phillip is quite the little bookworm! He loves being read to and looks at the pages until you turn them. And as you can see, he's sitting up beautifully, with a little bit of help. And yes, his tongue is out again! I think it's default is 'out'. Maybe some teeth will help to hold it in! Happy weekend!