(yes, that's my baby girl.... last Christmas.... she'll be 1 next week..... where did my baby go?)
I am hoping no one on my Christmas list is reading this............ if you are either stop reading or act surprised come Christmas!
This year most everyone is getting some form of this idea, some more then others, some a portion of it..... depending on the person, family and such.
I am taking a basket
(Goodwill often has nice ones, reasonably priced!)
or a reusable grocery sack and making
here's my current thoughts on what's going inside!
Granola (see recipe below)
(I am thinking in a clear sack, tied with a pretty ribbon!)
Biscuit mix and a jar of homemade jam
( I just followed the directions on the Pomona Pectin insert for the kinds of fruit I used, so far I have made peach, strawberry and blackberry and I am planning on make THIS recipe later this week when my pears get ripe)
Hot cocoa mix
Box of tea
(watch for sales and coupons to stock up almost free!)
I am still working in my biscuit and pancake mix......... combining some "classic" ones I have and trying to make a little healthier, while not requiring refrigeration! I will share down the road when I figure out my recipe exactly. BUT, basically, it will be all the dry ingredients all ready mixed with a note attached on how much water/milk and eggs to mix together before making.
6 c. oats
2 c. bran cereal
¾ c. slivered almonds
¾ c. sunflower seeds
1 c. flaxseed meal
Heat in saucepan till blended:
1 c. honey
½ c. maple syrup
1/3 c. coconut oil
Pour over dry mixture and blend thoroughly
Pour into a shallow baking pan and cook at 250 for 2? hours, stirring every 30-40 minutes - (I forgot to time how long I actually cooked it!)
1 c. assorted nuts, chopped
1 c. coconut flakes
½ c. raisins
1 c. dried fruit
½ c. dark chocolate chips (if you like chocolate in your granola, my husband didn’t care for the chocolate, but liked the rest!)
Store in an airtight container. Serve with milk or over yogurt.