On Saturday, I decided to make the house smell good with some homemade granola. It had been a long week, with sickness and weary parents & children- so a house filled with the smell of cinnamon and vanilla was a welcome reward. We all love granola, but it isn’t always that healthy; and since it’s rather expensive, we decided to make our own with a recipe that was both really good and also not full of butter and white sugar. I found one that could work with a few adjustments (adding in favorite nuts and of course, coconut.) It’s fast and really easy to mix up a batch. This recipe totally fits the bill- yummy, and crunchy, and quickly disappearing. A huge hit with everyone. (As with any recipe I post, I must add the disclaimer that I am not a renowned cook or baker or any type of savvy domesticate. I wish I was. My family probably wishes even more than I. Every so often I do like to bake. I rarely follow the exact rules. I rarely enjoy spending tons of time at the stove, but when I get the urge to do so, I have to share the good results here. Yes, you can feel sorry for Paul. Although you don’t need to feel too bad; he’s an awesome (and frequent) cook. Yes, I have it made. Yes, I do know it.)
Also, I like parchment paper. Maybe that will help me be more motivated to cook? Maybe not. But it does make for pretty pictures.