Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stinkin Foot

Sitting around doing nothing is VERY over rated!!For a change I am driving hubby crazy, Ha,  Bless his heart he has been a pretty good trooper through this thing so far. We have had dinner on the table each night that he has cooked with me sitting in the chair giving directions, the laundry is done, fresh sheets are on the bed, floors vacuumed and mopped. I now realize I would stink at being the boss of anyone. It needs to be my way or the highway. Hubby needed a little break so he is off with his man friends at the shooting range. I better play nice for the next day or he might be ready to put me out of HIS misery!!

I am getting lots done on my Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt while watching season 2 of "Little House on the Prairie" so all is not lost. Also getting caught up on some blog reading.... The good is I am enjoying all the posts I have gotten behind on, the bad is I am making notes on things you other ladies are doing/making that I have on my must do soon list.

One that has me green with envy today is Carla's post at "1/2 Dozen Daily" on her fresh and tidy sewing room. I love how she wraps her fabric to keep it nice a neat as well as allowing her to see what she has got on hand. Wonder how hubby would feel if I add a little more work on him to keep me occupied, I would love to wrap my fabric as well.

Rhonda over at "If you do stuff stuff gets done" Is remaking her craft room and baking like a crazy lady. Not sure hubby is up to baking fresh bread but I might just run it by him HA Both blogs are on my sidebar

Here is the Granola recipe I promised to pass on, super easy and really good. Instead of adding chocolate chips you could add any sort of dried fruit. The recipe came from the book "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter" by Jennifer Reese. This is a really good cookbook for those of you who are like me land reads a cookbook from cover to cover!!

3 Cups rolled oats
1 cup roughly cut almonds
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup maple syrup
3/4 cups coconut
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 tsp salt

Mix all together, spread on a cookie sheet and bake in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. You don't need to stir during baking.

I have changed the recipe a bit. I always make a double batch and bake on a jelly roll pan. I use chopped walnuts for all the nuts since we like that the best. I substitute honey for syrup, I can get honey locally. I don't add wheat germ because I don't have any. Of course a few chocolate chips go in our mix. Enjoy!!


  1. Mmm yum...I love homemade granola! And I love how helpful your husband is :) I would totally take advantage of the fact that you can't be as busy as you usually are and let him take care of some of your chores:)

  2. Good thing you can still keep your mind and hands busy, Debby. And he actually mops floors? Bless that man, he does deserve to be gone out with the guys before he puts anyone out of their

  3. I think I'd go crazy having to do "nothing" as well! I'm like you, always multi-tasking... I never just "sit & watch" tv/movies either. I'm envious of your Little House on the Prarie boxed sets.. Those are such great shows! Nothing clse to that anymore... :(

    I love my fabric rolled.. It's wonderful! I have more to roll, but will do a few at a time I think! I've overdone stuff this weekend on net to no sleep & I'm now exhausted & my eczema is flaring up again.. *sigh*

    Have a relaxing & wonderful weekend, Debby!! :)

  4. enjoy your time doing nothing as it will be a nice change for you,


  5. Oh-I hate sitting around,too...and I have an ankle that is just giving me fits! Your granola sounds great...and I am off to check that wrapping fabric blog out right now-

    Here's to fast healing- xo Diana

  6. Yum, granola!
    Ow- foot!
    Happy sitting!

  7. Thanks for the recipe Debby, I will be trying that one in the coming weeks! Hope the foot is better soon!