My energy to come back!
No longer do I feel pukey, queezy, weezy, exhausted, ready to keel over, and just all over bleh...
It happened Saturday - marvelous, marvelous Saturday. I ran for my full 30 minutes. I did lessons. I played with my children. And we hosted a rocking UFC party and stayed up until midnight like teeny-boppers (complete with my mug of hot tea and honey...). Ah, second trimester, you are wonderful and rewarding and I shall enjoy you until I get huge and ready to pop.
Now, that being said, there are some things around my house that immediately need addressed. Things I've turned a blind eye to for quite a while...like my desk.
Quick...look away! Look away!!
So I've got a job ahead of me. I leave you with the Highlights granola recipe and link to the Bisquick recipe, both of which I made reference to yesterday. It is rainy and cooler here today and just the perfect weather to bake up some granola. Or banana muffins, in my case.
That is, if I ever find my stove...
3 C oatmeal (I used whole oats)
1/2 C dried cranberries
1/2 C black raisins
1/2 C golden raisins
1 C chopped nuts (I didn't have these so I didn't add them)
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C sunflower seeds
1/2 C canola oil (I used coconut oil instead and I think it gave it a touch more sweetness, plus a lot more good-for-you-ness)
3/4 C maple syrup (I used the good stuff because 3/4 of my house are syrup snobs, of my husband's influence. Me? I am tight with Mrs. Butterworth...mmmm, maple flavored water...)
Preheat oven to 300. Coat the dry ingredients with the liquid. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed lightly with oil. Press down on the mixture until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until mixture is golden brown. Once it cools, break into small pieces and store in airtight container for up to a week or more (although it rarely lasts that long in this house!).
* Gunst, Kathy. Highlights High Five Magazine, May 2011. (For my fellow mass comm snobs.)
Homemade Bisquick and my favorite pancakes recipe