Works For Me Wednesday – Granola

I quickly discovered that when I had four children seated around the table for breakfast, they could easily go through an entire box of store-bought cereal. Not to mention the health risks of eating such a non-nutritive meal. But I really like the speed of something poured into a bowl and covered with milk; I don’t have all morning to fix something, feed it and clean it up. So I was pleased to come across this granola recipe, and extra pleased to find that I liked it. (I had tried many recipes for it and they weren’t much better than sawdust!) Please give this one a go, and happy eating.
Granola (from Nancy at Above Rubies)
4 c rolled oats
1 c crushed almonds
1/2 c whole grain flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 c shredded coconut
1 c sunflower seeds (I omit)
1/2 c wheat germ or whole grain bran
1 c pumpkin seeds (I omit)
1 c honey or maple syrup (I do half and half)
1 t vanilla
Combine dry ingredients in mixer. Combine honey and/or maple syrup and vanilla, pour into dry ingredients while being stirred. Scrape out onto large bake pan. Bake at 300-350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Store in airtight container in pantry.Makes a bunch.
I multiply this by one and a half, and that batch feeds my kids about 3 days. But we don’t usually have it every day, so a batch can be around all week.
Works for me! Check out more ideas at Shannon’s.

W F M W – Narrate Your Art

I have this selection of shells on a shelf (say that three times fast!) in my kitchen. One jar is from California, one from Florida, and the biggest haul comes from Nantucket. I tossed around ideas on how to label the jars, and am still playing around with that. But I noticed this great quote over at LFL Tuesday, and a lightbulb went on in my brain.
See, I’m always looking for ways my decorating can speak about what I value and hold dear. I have started matting and framing prints and pictures myself so that I can add a box for a Scripture verse or quote that goes with it. Anything that goes on my walls, I want it to say, “I love Jesus” more than to say “House Beautiful”, for the eyes of any who walk through my door.
Look around your house at the items you have on display. Is there a way you can give them more of a voice?

Thanks to Shannon for giving me something to blog about on Wednesdays.