Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Recipe: Granola Bars

On Monday, Deb over at Smitten Kitchen posted a granola bar recipe, so what do I do? Immediately go to the kitchen and try it.

The recipe calls for quick oats - I do not have quick oats. I have the more coarse old-fashioned oats. She suggests using a food processor to pulse the oats to make them smaller, but I don't have one. I tried my tiny single-serving blender, which didn't really cut it. So, my granola bars ended up much chunkier than Deb's.

I added dried cranberries, mini-chocolate chips, and walnuts AND they are delicious! I think they're a bit dry, probably because I also didn't have corn syrup on hand. With all of the above in mind, I highly recommend the recipe. The man approves too. ;-)

Happy ValeMtiMes Day!!

Dave and I have this silly thing where Valentine's Day doesn't exist. But Valemmmtimmmes Day is well worth celebrating. This year I made him a corny Valemtime.

Can't wait until Valemtime's Day #3 next year!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Blizzard 2010: Fort Making and The Meltdown.

Melting a bit in preparation for another 10 inches tomorrow. Is this really the Virginia I grew up in??

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blizzard 2010: Over?

It's all very pretty. I love how this light post looks like a proper lady with a bonnet to me. Anyone else see it?

Blizzard 2010: Watching.

Marina watching me shovel from inside. I've done my fair share of watching too...

Blizzard 2010: Shovelling!

About the 4th time shovelling - trying to stay on top of it.

Blizzard 2010: Still Snowing

21 inches as of 8am this morning and it's still coming down steadily...