Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's Been A While....Lots Going On!

Hello, All!!! How have you been??? Good, but busy here. Summer is here for me and my kiddos. The hubby is still hard at work. I feel so bad for him having to work in the heat. He's sure to drink lots of water, so not to get dehydrated. It's very important to drink lots of water.
I have been trying to keep the boys entertained. We have filled our little pool and they also love to play in the waterhose on the trampoline.
I have been using my clothesline so much this summer. I love it. I'm helping our earth as well as saving on our electric bill. I've also been keeping busy with our small garden. I'm so excited about it. It's getting bigger and bigger everyday. I'll post pics soon. This pic is of my homemade granola:) I was so very excited about making it. It is my first time making dry granola. I've made some chewy granola bars recently, but they didn't stay together very well. They were still very tasty though:)
This is the recipe in case you'd like to try it out: (It's very simple)
-3 cups old fashioned oats
-1/3 cup slivered almonds
-1/2 cup pine nuts
-1 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and apricots)
-1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
-2 tbs brown sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 melted butter
-Mix all together. Spray a cookie sheet, and spread the granola over the pan. Bake at 325*
-I took it out a few times and flipped it so it wouldn't burn. It was very delicious!
I've also been making dough for rolls and pizza dough and freezing them, and baking bread. I plan to make biscuits and pancakes to freeze as well. I'm trying to cut eating out altogether. I'm not big on it. But, times when I'm tired it seems easier to go and grab something that's already cooked. I hope I can do a little each day that helps me save money and makes me more appreciative of the things I have. Hope everyone has a blessed day.
~Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you hve, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5