Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hot oatmeal for the cooler mornings.
For one person simmer 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal on the stove for 5 to 7 minutes.
For four people simmer 3 cups water and 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal for 5 to 7 minutes.
To this I add brown sugar, almonds and whatever dried fruit I have on hand. You could also add butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, chocolate chips and any type of nuts.
Cold granola cereal for a quick no cook breakfast or snack.
This is the recipe I used for the granola that we are using for cold cereal. Keith said it is better than the Bear Naked brand I purchased at Wal-Mart. I told him to be honest and he said that he was. I added 1/4 cup sliced almonds and 1/4 cup craisins.
Yummy granola bars to give the extra energy needed some days and as a snack to hold us over till dinner on other days.
This is the closest recipe to the way we like them that I am able to find on the web. You can add any dried fruit that you want and you can also add any nuts that you would like. Also you could add protein powder to make them more like a protein bar if you prefer.
Other great recipes that you can use granola for are:
Blueberry-Cranberry Granola Bar Muffins
Oatmeal Honey Raisin Bread
Giant Breakfast Cookies
Granola is a great pantry staple to have on hand because it can be used in so many ways. I hope you enjoyed this and that it inspired you to create something yummy with oatmeal.
Credit for these photos can be found here, here, here and here.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Here are some thing that we are changing:
The windows are being opened every morning and every night.
We have a lot of new bushes that we have planted that we are still nursing and we are using the water from rain barrels to water them.
Who needs flavored liquid creamer? We don't and are now using the dairy free powered coffee creamer which is a big price cut for us.
We are no longer using plastic throw away shower curtain liners that last a month or two before the holes tear apart. We just switched to 100% polyester shower curtain liner.
And I deleted to picture by accident but we are also now using a reusable coffee filter. This is great and it is not only going to help at the grocery store now but in the years to come also.
What ways are you cutting back?