Last week I made granola. It did not turn out very well. We fed it to the birds. They were happy to have it. I was happy to see it gone. This week I am going to try Alton Brown’s granola recipe. Looking at the list of ingredients, I see I will be changing it a bit. Walnuts instead of cashews and no coconut. If there’s something you don’t want DH to eat, just tell him there’s coconut in it. Also, we make our own brown sugar by adding molasses to white sugar, so I’ll be making that switch, as well. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Yesterday, we went to my Dad’s for a family dinner. Three kinds of soup. My niece made her delicious homemade chicken soup, with chickens they raised themselves and the wonderful chicken stock those chicken bones make. My sister-in-law brought a Vegan chili that was wonderful. I made the hamburger and potato soup with the French onion dip in it that Mom used to make. Dad said it tasted like Mom’s, and there were no leftovers, so I think it was a hit. The only picture I took was on the way to Dad’s. We had to wait on a very long coal train. But that’s life in this part of the world.
This week’s menu went together pretty fast, unlike some weeks when I hem and haw all day long, trying to decide what to make. It doesn’t help to ask family members. They tend to say, “Oh, I don’t know…” Or “I don’t care.” Not helpful, don’t you know?
Tonight’s pizza is ready to pop in the oven. Just waiting on DH to head home. Thanks to my eldest daughter for making the pizza dough this afternoon.
Baby Baked Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
You will find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday.