Archive for February, 2007

Almost 6 months later

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Feb 19th will be 6months from our wedding… which makes it a 6 month anniversary? If such a thing exitsts. Happy 6 months McLean! I’ve never been happier.
My latest indulgence has been granola; filed under: “rolling your own”.

From: Mark Bittman (the Minimalist), I humbly present: Granola

Recipe: Crunchy Granola

Time: 40 minutes

6 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking or instant)
2 cups mixed nuts and seeds: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds or cashews.
1 cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut, optional
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
Dash salt
½ to 1 cup honey or maple syrup, or to taste
1 cup raisins or chopped dried fruit, optional.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine oats, nuts and seeds, coconut, cinnamon, salt and sweetener. Place on a sheet pan and put in oven. Bake for 30 minutes or a little longer, stirring occasionally. Mixture should brown evenly; the browner it gets without burning, the crunchier the granola will be.

2. Remove pan from oven and add raisins or dried fruit. Cool on a rack, stirring once in a while until granola reaches room temperature. Transfer to a sealed container and store in refrigerator; it will keep indefinitely.

macro granola