Any Neil Diamond fans out there? I've never liked him myself, mainly because of that stupid song he sang about Cracklin Rosie. Yikes. But he did a song called "Crunchy Granola Suite."
Let me hear that, let me near that
Crunchy granola Let me hear that,
let me near that Crunchy granola suite
Drop your shrink, and stop your drinkin’
Crunchy granola’s neat
Sing it out
Alright Da da da daDa da da da daDee dee dee doDeedle-ee dum dum
I’ll have a double please
This week for my CEiMB group, we made granola. I have never been a granola fan. It is mostly too sweet for my tastes. I would go so far as to say I hate granola bars and cereal of any kind. I did love the granola grabber cookies we made in our TWD group. Anyway, I made this home-made granola last week and I have to say that we have not been able to keep our hands out of the huge baggie of granola. I have been eating it every morning for breakfast with yogurt, but also as a snack when I get home from work. I can't seem to get enough of it! I keeping telling myself it is healthy and not big in calories.
I used sliced almonds, pecans, whole cashews, and sunflower seeds as the nuts in it. I added some golden raisens and dried tart cherries to give it some flavor.
I also have to share with you all about my shopping excursion the other day. First to Target to buy a candy thermometer - cost was $10.00. Man is that sucker big. But it worked great on my frosting for TWD.
Then I headed to T.J. Maxx. I always love to look in their cookware section to see if they have any good bargains. I got myself a couple of new playtoys for the kitchen. One was a pan I could easily use for Kugelhopf. It only cost $6.99. Of course, now that I actually have a Kugelhopf pan, I'll probably never make Kugelhopf, right? I also bought a tiny canister for $3.99 but I am not sure what I will store in that. Those purchases just felt really good! I love bargains.
Thanks Leslie at Lethally Delicious for choosing this recipe. It made me think outside the box and prepare something I never would have thought about cooking for myself.