Monday, September 18, 2017

...Over the Weekend...

...I made these delicious chewy oatmeal granola apple bars...
...they were super easy to make...
...and they made the house smell delicious...
...I sliced them up into bars...
...and I'm keeping them (while they last) in a pyrex dish...
...these bars are so delicious and so handy to have around...they make a perfect quick on the go breakfast...

...from Maddie Lymburner's youtube channel...

...it was already vegan...and the only thing I did differently was to leave out the nutmeg...not a fan of nutmeg...

APPLE PIE OATMEAL BARS:

1.5 cups rolled oats
2 cups oat flour
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1.5 tsp blackstrap molasses
2 medium apples sliced

- MIX all ingredients except apples in a large mixing bowl. Press out half the mixture in a lined 8x8 baking pan. Add the sliced apples and gently press them into the oat layer. Then add the rest of the oat mixture on top. Sprinkle with extra oats and cinnamon.

- BAKE at 325F for 30 minutes.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

...Dinner and a Movie...

...nothing too interesting...
...although I did eat an entire half of a watermelon for dessert...and boy was I stuffed...
...the Man's pick for the movie and he chose a Nixon documentary...Our Nixon...it was probably payback for Me before You...haha...

...JK...it was really good...and the funny thing is...that having lived through the Nixon era as a child...I just kind of had this vague idea of what was really going on...and it's definitely beneficial for me to revisit this part of our nation's history...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your weekend!

Friday, September 15, 2017

...Floppy Little Kitten...

...this kitten slays me...
...I've started calling her floppy little kitten...

...seriously...I've got to take a video of her coming into a room and flopping down like this...she's like one of those fainting goats...

...and then she'll just go to sleep...wherever she flops down...

...have y'all ever seen this cat/kitten behavior before?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

...W.I.A.Y. ...

...I had made a batch of Bryanna's Lowfat Granola...so I had that for breakfast...
Breakfast - Granola with Homemade Almond Milk
...and then I'd been craving sushi...so I got everything together for that...the Man hates sushi...
...but I love it...this is the first time I've tried the powdered wasabi...and boy is it ever strong...

Lunch - Vegan Sushi
Snack - Gala Apple and Pecans...
Dinner - Linguine tossed with steamed broccoli, olive oil and red pepper flakes...simple and yummy...
...and one more snack...this one is actually a favorite breakfast of mine (and my Daddy's)...and taking a queue from the Man who often has cereal as a late night snack...

Snack - Cheerio (style) cereal with banana and almond milk...

..your turn to inspire me with what you ate yesterday...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

...Garden Haul...maybe the last one this year...

...our 'gardener' told us that this would probably be the last of the tomatoes this year...and the last of the fresh corn...
...and those tomatoes...seriously...bigger than my hand...
...and the first onions...what I consider a 'fall' crop...and it is definitely cooling off...and the trees are changing colour to that...you know...darker/duller green before they actually change to fall colours...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

...over the weekend...

...the forecast for Irma changed and she was supposed to skirt by us to the west...and that's exactly what she did...we only had bunch of wind and rain...whew!
...our freezer was leaking into the refrigerator...so I googled how to fix that...it was pretty easy...a screw driver, blow dryer, baster and a pipe cleaner were all that were needed...

...you can barely see it in the photo...but we had quite the little ice dam there on the floor of the freezer...and the ice was blocking the drain hole...

...this had nothing to do with the storm...it's just something that needed to be done...
...the Man went ahead and wired up the circuit breaker panel with a plug that we can plug the generator directly into so that it can power the whole house...

...so that was storm related although not entirely necessary...
...and I made another batch of dried kale chips...basically I buy a bunch (or two) of kale each week...still only 89¢ a bunch...and then I remove the ribs (and save those for smoothies and such)...and smoosh the kale up with some spices...one mixture I like a lot is documented here...but this batch just has Trader Joe's chili lime and nooch...and that's really good too...and you don't have to have a dehydrator....you can make these in a regular oven too...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

...9.11...

Happy Birthday to my Daddy...today would have been his 78th Birthday...

...Requiescat in pace...