Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Love from Nebraska Arrives!

Well, what a sweet surprise I received in the mail yesterday! My dear friend Kindra made me these Fall and Wynter Block sets! Aren't they the cutest? I am so lucky to have such a sweet and talented friend! Thank you again Kindra... you warmed my heart! You must go visit Kindra at 3guys,agirl and a prim place. blogspot! She has the best stories, photos, decorating and crafting ideas ever not to mention some super sweet little boys! Well, I must keep this post short, as I am heading to Door County, WI for a few days with my boys' godmom Pat! We have wanted to go for years, but I always hesitated to leave while the kids were too young. Well, they are all big boys now, all in school so it's time for us to go on an adventure! Check back with me next week, I will have loads of photos from the trip, our antiques and treasures along the way and some great pictures of the boys and Lily the Westie! Take care everyone and enjoy these fall days. Goodness knows we don't get enough of them.

These are sooooo cute! They love their new home here in Minnesota Kindra.. lol!
OMG! I made this granola today to take on our trip to Door County. It is fabulous!!! You can add whatever extras you want at the end, but I used dried cherries. I think that dried apricots or even chocolate chips would be Divine too! This is easy and I think this stuff is actually pretty good for you... bonus! lol
Goodness Gracious Granola
you will need the following:
1/4 cup water
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup dried cherries or other fruit
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons canola oil
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract
To make:
In large bowl, combine oats, flax seeds, wheat germ, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon and salt. Toss together with a large wooden spoon. Next, in a small saucepan over med. high heat, bring the honey, brown sugar, canola oil, water and almond extract just to a boil, stirring as you go. While this is cooking, spread the oat mixture onto a lightly greased large cookie sheet with a lip around the edge. Pour the hot liquid over the oat mixture and toss to coat WELL. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 22-24 minutes stirring twice. Allow to cool completely and add the dried cherries. Store in an airtight container. Freezes nicely! Yummmmmm!


  1. How sweet of Kindra.....you have displased so nicely! Beth

  2. You're very welcome! They look great in your home! Have fun on your trip! Sounds like so much fun!

  3. Have a wonderful time in Door County.
    We live about 4 hours away and never seem to get there as often as I like...been there only twice.
    Love the cute blocks from Kindra...she does great work.
    Oh, the Granola sounds just wonderful.

  4. Have fun on your trip. That granola sounds just yummy!