Have not done that in a while

@GardenGerty (157941)
United States
April 14, 2024 5:38pm CST
While hubby went to the VA ER I cleaned and cooked. One of the things I made was home made granola. It seems like ages since I have done that, like maybe two years. I used molasses and maple syrup for sweetener, coconut oil for fat. I may have been too generous with both, but the results taste kind of like the popcorn treat "Cracker Jacks". Only prize inside my granola though is dried cherries and dates. I am looking forward to breakfast. I still have more to clean and straighten. Hubby is napping. He got home just as I had warmed up my lunch, lucky him, I had made him some as well. We ate the leftovers from my orange chicken, so that was three meals from the one entree. I made some rice, seasoned with onion soup mix, and steamed broccoli cuts. We shared a microwaved sweet potato as well. He had not eaten at all today, and that was at three o'clock. I took the clean classroom laundry over to a coworker since I will not be at work tomorrow. I only brought it home because we had gone through a lot of clothes for my kid at the end of the day. We usually take a student to another school location and do the laundry. I am resting and hydrating, then I will take the trash to the curb. Then cook and clean some more, of course. I am putting plants outside, because this week it is like summer. Next weekend we may have a freeze, but if we do I will cover them. How is your day going? It is Sunday where I am.
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@snowy22315 (171398)
• United States
14 Apr
It's goin well, about over here. I like making homemade granola too, and wanted to do it this year, but I found some ultra cheap boxes of granola so it wasn't really a must do. Making your own is of course healthier and cheaper overall though. Another plus is you can put whatever you want in it.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
Yes, very customizable, and flexible. I learned something when browsing recipes to learn the difference between muesli and granola. One of the granola recipes prompted me to line my baking pan with parchment. It is so much easier to clean up. I am still learning.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
@snowy22315 Muesli is not baked and is meant to be eaten cold.
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@snowy22315 (171398)
• United States
15 Apr
@GardenGerty what's the dif? Is muesli finer?
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@sallypup (58387)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
Your granola sounds heavenly. Molasses is good in most anything.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
Bob used to get in trouble for drinking his mom's molasses. She would get ready to make baked beans and it would be gone.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
@sallypup He has always been anemic.
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@sallypup (58387)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
@GardenGerty It's high in minerals and iron so maybe he needed some.
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@AmbiePam (86043)
• United States
15 Apr
That granola sounds quite delicious!
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
So much better than store bought.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr
Sounds like you are enjoying a very healthy diet. Enjoy!
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
It can be pretty healthy. I like adding my own flavors to things.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr
@GardenGerty ......That is one of the fun things about cooking.
@wolfgirl569 (96624)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Apr
Its been very nice here today. Sounds like it is there to. Not putting my plants out yet
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
It was 85 today. I am sure our weather is about a month ahead of yours.
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@wolfgirl569 (96624)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
@GardenGerty Just 70s here. It sounds like you are about a month ahead. Maybe a little more
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
@wolfgirl569 Of course we may have one more freeze this weekend.
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@paigea (35837)
• Canada
15 Apr
I haven't made granola for a long time.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
I enjoy it so much. I always make it if my daughter is visiting.
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@kareng (55671)
• United States
15 Apr
I topped off my visit with my oldest daughter today, headed to the boutique this afternoon for a meeting with the owners and all the vendors. Some are not doing their jobs right, and that main reason for the meeting was to mainly preach to them. We all enjoyed hanging out, the appetizers and the desserts! No dinner for me! I had enough calories there this evening.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
The boutique sounds fun as well as profitable.
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@kareng (55671)
• United States
16 Apr
@GardenGerty We do have a lot of fun, especially at our Christmas party! Most of the women are very nice and we all get along for the most part. We do have one with a very foul mouth that is challenging!
@kaylachan (59116)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Apr
Seems like you made good use of your day.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
I did. I wish I got this motivated more often.
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@jstory07 (135229)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Apr
It does sound like you had a good day.
@TheHorse (207605)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Apr
It's Monday here now. I usually only eat granola on hikes.
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@GardenGerty (157941)
• United States
15 Apr
I warm it up with milk in the microwave. Tastier than plain oatmeal.
@just4him (308955)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr
You had a busy day. The granola sounds good. I've never made it.
@JudyEv (326922)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Apr
Our trash was put on the verge this morning but the truck hasn't been around yet.
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@LindaOHio (158924)
• United States
15 Apr
Sounds like you've been really busy. I've just been vegetating, trying to get over this plague that I contracted. Seriously though, it's been a challenge. Have a good week.
@dya80dya (34283)
15 Apr
My day was ok. Nothing special happened. I haven't tried granola.