I am neck deep in about a dozen different projects at the moment. Nothing too top secret, just the average "finish the living room, finish a huge amount of projects and photos to grace the Michael Miller website, finish the free patterns for the blog and new strike offs arriving today" sort of busy. All good fun sorts of busy. Not to mention that Ethan has a new set of dinosaurs that need help breaking in. One is munching on my arm at the moment.
Speaking of munching, have you ever made your own granola? SO yummy, quick and fun. Give it a try and I don't think you'll ever go back to the boxed variety. Here is my totally made up recipe that actually turned out pretty good.
1 cup brown sugar)
1 cup honey, you could do corn syrup
1 stick butter
.5 tsp cinnamon
.5 tsp nutmeg
Bring the first ingredients to a boil
Poor over roughly 6 cups oatmeal. Stir it all together and then sprinkle 1 tsp vanilla over the top. (Spring for the real stuff, it makes a huge difference!) Stir it all together again and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Break it up a bit and bake for about 5-10 minutes longer. Store in an air tight container.
This is the kind of recipe that tickles my fancy because you absolutely don't have to follow it. Use it as a guideline and play with your favorite ingredients. Next time we'll use a combination of craisins and almond slices. Mmmm.. Also-depending on how crunchy you like your granola will change how much oatmeal to use. This mixture is still a bit chewy, if you want it really crispy, add more oats.
This is also the perfect way to eat pomegranate. I am usually a bit of a chicken to down the seeds, but I don't even notice them next to the granola. Enjoy!
OH! And for those of you that have emailed me so kindly over the last few months wanting outfits and I had to sadly decline due to time constraints, one of my lovely past customers is reselling 2 of her daughters sets that I did last year. Check them out!