snow day, granola, benja!
I used to wake up early to check the news and see if school was cancelled.These days I wake up early to see if my husband has to go to work!
I'm supposed to be unbiased - to want him to go to work so he can provide, etc. etc.
But secretly, I was so thrilled the four inches in our front yard kept him home yesterday!
After our new early morning routine (he works out while I watch and read - gooooood system), we declared the day a cuddle-baking-reading-Dora-watching-festival of a day. And I made this vanilla granola that I've been just itching to find time to make! It's not all that labor intensive but there's not many hours in the day that I can commit to checking on the granola while it's in the oven with three ankle munchers around, UNLESS it's a snow day and the hubs is home from work! Hallelujah!
|surveying the sights and assembling our ingredients|
I adapted this recipe from several different ones, but my favorite addition was crushed freeze-dried-bananas from Trader Joes. My sweet friend, Sarah, told her mom how much I love the TJ's and how much I miss it here in Columbia and her mom works there! She sent us the sweetest bag of TJ's goodies filled to the brim. I figured I could either eat all the freeze dried bananas in one swoop or preserve them for the days to come in our granola.
I think I made the better choice.