Monday, January 14, 2008

A Slow Saturday Morning

Saturday morning, Taylor was upset that the only cereal in the house was Cheerios and Life. I found my secret, small box of granola that was in the pantry and told him he could eat it. I used to make granola quite a bit. But it's been years since I've made it. So I decided that it was the perfect chance to make some.

The only recipe for granola I've ever used is from this book, which I picked up at a second-hand bookstore about nine years ago, when Carter was a baby. The book is filled with child-friendly recipes. I really should use it more than I do.


And, since the oven was already hot, I decided to make some ranch pretzels. The children devoured them.

Sometimes it's nice to have a quiet Saturday morning that is not filled with soccer games and karate tournaments and birthday parties. And it was a nice way for Joe to end his month of convalescent leave. He had to return to work today after having been home for his shoulder surgery.

7 comments:

Karyn said...

I remember DianNe used to have a copy of that book!!!! But she never made granola for me! (you KNOW I'm going to get a phone call tonight about that)

That's too bad that Joe has to go back to work, that was fast!

nikko said...

I used to make homemade granola, too.

Enjoy your week!

Cici said...

is it really FULL of child friendly recipes? i mean, enough to buy it? or are you showing us one of the 3 or 4 recipes that the kids really eat? ;)

i have a recipe for peanut butter granola around here somewhere. it was a huge hit...

amandajean said...

MMM...I need to make some more of those pretzels. thanks for reminding me of that wonderful recipe.

got your package today...thanks so much!

Chara Michele said...

those pretzels sound good!

Sonja said...

Homemade granola is the best!

Angie said...

I have that cookbook too! I've got a bunch of granola munchers though, so 'graduated' to a recipe that starts with 4# of oats. . .would you believe I made granola on Saturday too. Yum!

(and I'm actually glad to know I'm not the only one with a BA in English)