Oh.My.Gosh. I had no idea what I was missing! There are so many great recipes and ideas out there! I should have joined months ago!
I know I've mentioned before that I'm a new-ish to cooking. Randy is the chef in the family, but earlier this year, his work hours changed and he's not home in time to cook dinner anymore so that nasty task fell to me. The housewife. Who doesn't cook. Perfect.
Lately, I've been having a hard time coming up with meal ideas and dinners around here have been pretty boring. Pinterest has opened up a whole new world for me! I'm having so much fun trying out new dinners--and they're really good! I've also been trying out new hairstyles on the Little Ladies that I found on Pinterest. Check me out! I'm turning into a real housewife! It only took five and a half years...but who's counting?
If you'd like, follow my boards on Pinterest. Check out the Meal Ideas board. I've tried out several of the recipes and they were a hit with the whole family.
Last week, I made granola that I found on Pinterest. It's awesome. I made a double batch and it didn't last long. I found this pumpkin granola that I Thought sounded awesome, but Randy isn't a huge fan of pumpkin. The pumpkin granola has toasted quinoa in it. I like the idea of the extra protein so when I made the original granola recipe this week, I added quinoa.
4 cups oats
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1.5 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and dried with a paper towel
1/2 cup honey
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Here's what you do:
Spread the quinoa on a cookie sheet and toast in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes, stirring once.
Meanwhile, mix oats, cinnamon, salt and almonds in a large bowl.
Spread the wet granola on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes turning every few minutes.
Cool and store in an airtight container for...well, I don't know how long. Ours doesn't last more than a few days .
This has been my breakfast every morning:
|honey crisp apple, blueberry yogurt and granola|