Welcome to Tea and friendship Tuesday's hosted by Charli and Me. This is a fun post that can be filled with pretty tablescapes, teapots, teacups, recipes, poems, personal stories, quotes, and interesting facts related to tea, friendship, or both. It is a place to share any thing you would like with a friend! If you would like to join me, just pick up a button, write your post, and then leave a comment here so my dear friends and I can pop over for a visit. Otherwise, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your time here......
"In nothing more is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival-almost one may call it-of afternoon tea.... The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose."
The Private papers Of Henry Ryecroft
I'm running a little late today because I was visiting with some friends. You know I never post ahead. I really should start doing that. Anyway, never miss a opportunity to visit with a friend. To me it's like going to a grand and festive party on a week day........
I found this wonderful little recipe for Granola Bars in my Good Housekeeping Magazine and I decided to try them. They are really quite easy to make as well as very nutritious. In addition to that, they are also cost effective. I think they would be quite delicious with a nice cup of steeping hot tea or coffee. You can also give this recipe your own special touch by adding some of your favorite things like raisins, coconut, and chocolate........
2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup toasted wheat germ
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cups dried cranberries
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large egg whites
Preheat oven to 325. Spray a 13 by 9 inch baking pan with a non stick cooking spray. Line the pan with foil, with the ends extending 2 inches over the short sides of the pan. Spray the foil.
In a glass pie plate, spread oats, and microwave on high. Do one minute increments, 4 or 5 minutes or until fragrant and golden, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl combine oats, wheat germ, walnuts, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in honey, oil, and egg whites until well mixed. Transfer to the prepared pan. Using a wet hand, press into a even layer.
Bake 32 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan.
Transfer to a cutting board. Cut lengthwise into 6 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into thirds. Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature up to one week, or in a freezer for up to one month.
Since I was appealing to the younger crowd, I decided to store my granola in zip lock bags and then festive looking boxes.......