Thursday, June 3, 2010


I guess it didn’t work.  Anyone know how to put an audio clip (MP3) on blogger?

Benjamin on the radio!

Benjamin went on a field trip yesterday to the radio station in Olds.  The kids recorded messages that will be played throughout the next year.  I’m so proud of him!!! 

Hoping this works....


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Random Recipes-granola

I’ve got this in the oven right now & thought I may as well type it out for you in between the “stirrings”J.   I’ve been trying to make more things much cheaper & so much healthier!   Last week I started making my own yogurt...mmmmm & granola.  It’s been devoured so I’m making another batch!  This is a recipe that my mom used to make which I believe comes from the More With Less cookbook.

Chunky Granola
Oven temp: 350
Cooking time: 10-15 min.
Makes 2 ½ qts. (I make 2 batches at a batch is only lasting us about a week.)

6 c. Oatmeal

½ c. Sunflower seed or nuts (We like slivered almonds)
½ c. Coconut
½ c. Wheat germ
½ c. Powdered milk

2/3 c. Honey
2/3 c. Oil
1 tsp. Vanilla

Ø  Put oatmeal in an ungreased 9x13 pan & bake for 10 min.  (I like a slightly larger pan...makes it a lot easier to stir.  If you do 2 batches, unless you have a really big pan you’re better off doing 2 separate pans or it’s just too hard to stir.)
Ø  Stir in the next 4 ingredients
Ø  Add the last 3 ingredients & mix well
Ø  Bake for 10-15 min, stirring every 3-5 min until it’s uniformly golden
Ø  Do not overbake
Ø  Let cool in pan undisturbed, then break into chunks (I’ve never found it makes very good chunks & we prefer it more broken up, so I keep stirring it as it cools & then put it in a container.)
Ø  Option: add raisins, dates or dried fruit