T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Latest Jags...

This morning our play date was canceled. So what are a T Rex Mom and T Rex supposed to do to pass the promised morning of activity?

We made granola. I made a batch last week after reading about it here. (Thank you, Kim!)

It's my newest food jag. I do that - I find something I really like and I will eat it and eat it until I tire of it. Then onto the next thing. Often I will come full circle and restart food jags, too. For example, after T Rex was born I just could not get enough peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And they had to be made with grape jelly. This went on for nearly 3 months and then onto something new. Then T Rex Princess was born and it started all over again.

Well, now it's this amazing granola.
You can get the recipe here - super easy. Here are some photos of our "activity":

Mix dry oats, seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon in large bowl.

Our most favorite honey - we get it at the farmers market every spring. Personally, I think Idaho has the best bees "free range bees"!

Adding honey mixture - honey, hot water, vanilla, and canola oil.

Toasting in oven. Note, no extra sugar added.

While the granola toasted, T Rex played with his "mens" and I fed the T Rex Princess.

Adding the dried fruit - blueberries, raisins, apricots, and cranberries. I left out the coconut - not a big fan.

Finished product - Mmmmm!!!

My latest crafting jag - knitting baby hats and booties. I've had rave reviews on these little booties - simple yet so charming. In fact, this set is in the mail to Kim for her newest little bundle arriving soon.

Crafted while nursing the baby - that's how simple.

T Rex was a little sad his sister's hats don't fit him so I went ahead and pulled one together for him.

Do you currently have any jags?


septembermom said...

You always know how to fill a day with creativity and fun! Love how T-Rex is by your side as your handy helper. The granola sounds great. Love the hats and booties. Very cute! Princess looks pretty in pink!

Spot On Your Pants said...

Wow! Do you know how to do everything? Seriously. I'm impressed!

Bowler Family said...

I have had a sick addiction to tomato soup lately. I don't know why? I don't even like tomatoes! Your hats and booties are super cute.

T Rex Mom said...

Just to be clear - no, I don't know how to do everything but I definitely enjoy simple crafting. Thanks for the kind comments.

Nina said...

That granola sounds yummy and I like not adding sugar to it.
As for food jags well not so much food but drinks. My current one is coffee and it has become bad so I am trying to replace it with green tea with a little honey added to it. Much more healthy, not my coffee but still warm and good.