Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bet if you try it, you'll never go back...

that is to the store bought granola! I found this recipe in an article about what is better homemade vs. store bought, and this is a winner, if I do say!


3 cup rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup + 2 TBS dark brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 TBS maple syrup
1/4 cup oil
3/4 tsp salt

Mix the first five ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix sugar, syrup, oil, and salt. Pour over dry mixture, and mix. Bake at 250 for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. (Can wait to a raisins until after cook time, they will just be softer, I personally liked them baked)
Leigh Anne

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back in the Saddle again....

Yes! This is my baby up on a horse all by herself! Made me really nervous when I first saw this, but Maylee has started riding lessons this week. Today was her second lesson and she is loving it. She tells me what you have to say to make the horse go and stop. They rode for the first hour, and then they learn how to care for the horses. Think this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Oh and I had to include a picture of the duck. Tuesday, both Ella and Hadley were chasing it. It was really funny to see Hadley directly behind it chasing it, because they were both running with the same waddle, and Hadley's arms were even kind of flapping around like the duck's (unintentionally of course). If I can get a picture of that, I'll be sure to post it!

Leigh Anne

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