Monday, May 18, 2009
Like a Warm Cup of Coffee this will take you straight to the fun.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Very yummy, very frugal, very green and very cheap. Does it get much better than that? I don't think so!
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I tweeked it some, taking into account that I didn't want to buy anything - my plan was to use up some things I had on hand.
Here is the original with my tweeks highlighted.
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup oat bran (I omitted)
1/2 cup whole raw almonds ( I used some raw mixed nuts I had instead)
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate (I used OJ concentrate)
1/2 cup honey (local and organic)
1 tsp cinnamon (I used more)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins or currants (I used golden raisins)
Preheat oven to 350F Spread oats on a large nonstick baking pan and toast, stirring often for 30 minutes. Cool. Reduce the oven heat to 275F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran if you are using it, nuts, juice concentrate, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. In a separate mixing bowl, whip the egg whites to soft peaks. Add the sugar and beat 1 minute more. Combine the oat mixture with the egg whites and spread evenly on a nonstick baking sheet. Toast for 30 minutes, stirring often, until evenly browned. When cool, add raisins. Store in an airtight container.
This is so good! I eat it straight, or my favorite way is with yogurt and fresh fruit. Scrumptious!!
easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
April was a hard, long month full of sadness and introspection. I mentioned the death of my great nephew - an infant not quite one. My husband's uncle/godfather passed away and so did my uncle. All three happened in a little over a week.
I am still struck by how sad I can be when I think of the loss of Baby Stephen and how his death affected all our lives. But I am also greatful for the time we had with him and would never ever trade that for anything. I feel the same about my own baby Luke.
Lent and then Easter were also a huge part of my April. Those 2 great seasons of the Church Year always bring their own sadness at my sin and personal responsibility in the suffering and death of Jesus. But then I remember that Easter follows Good Friday. Without the cross there can be no Easter. It is the same in my own life. Without the cross that I must pick up each day to follow my Lord and Saviour I will have no Easter, no Resurrection. In order to spend eternity with God I must embrace my cross.
I believe that into every life there will be little "May flowers" that will also happen. I am banking on them.
- The Pure Fashion Show is today - Tessa is a model. Her daddy will be walking with her in his tuxedo - be still my beating heart. And my sweet little girl Sylvia is making a guest appearance as a flower girl in the Bridal set. I cannot wait.
- Cassie will graduate in the top of her class. She is an amazing girl and I am very proud of her.
- Tessa, MollyK, Toria, Patrick and I all celebrate birthdays!
- Spring weather!
- Planting of my garden.
- Sophia will be 6 months - she gets more and more wonderful each day I adore my grandbaby!
- Mother's Day. Need I say more?
- Flowers, birds, new life everywhere.
- The Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo is open.
- My brother's wife is having a baby someday soon.
Thank You dear Lord Jesus for the flowers you put into my life!
I was inspired to make this list from the Inspired Room - she posted on 20 little happy things to celebrate in life (including a $100 gift certificate) I am also inspired by Tuesdays Unwrapped at Chatting at the Sky.
It is worth checking out the link - and be sure to watch the youtube video also!