WOW ! What a weekend! Saturday was my birthdayand it started off with a BANG ! I heard Paul Ryan was visiting his "elderly 78 year old" mother ! GULP ! I am 78 now and didn`t think I was "elderly ! Oh well, a friend told me I was a "youthful 78". The day began with a pancake breakfast at our church, then a trip to the local farmers market. Peaches, corn, tomatoes etc , all wonderful! ! Then an afternoon of visitors, e mails, letters and phone calls. How can one person be so blessed. ? In the evening I went to another picnic and program. What a day !
Now I have to share something else fun.......My church meetings are not until 1 o`clock on Sundays and Sunday mornings are always so long and kind of lonesome so......I decided to have a SUNDAY BRUNCH CLUB. I have invited 5 of my friends to brunch each Sunday morning at 10:30, we eat and then have a fun visit until its time to leave for church. I fix a different menu each week and have a good time coming up with ideas. They have to "agree" to eat what I fix. None of them like to cook as much as I do so it works out fine, They are good sports ! We have been doing it for 3 weeks and it is working out great. This week I served Granola, Yogurt with fresh fruits, hot caramel pecan rolls and orange juice. I made GLORIOUS GRANOLA and it is "out of this world". My son gives me a hard time about the names I give my recipes but this one really is GLORIOUS ! I got the recipe from my sister-in-law Dolores and my friends all had second helpings :)
A perfect ending to a perfect weekend was our monthly "family night" here with the whole bunch. I love my family SO much and they really are THE BEST !
Mix together....4 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. salt
then combine..........1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup REAL maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix well and pour over oat mixture
spread on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
remove from oven and stir in 1 cup dried fruits ( I use craisins, blueberries, cherries and pineapple)
I like mine topped with 1/2 and 1/2 but some of the ladies just did a dollop of yogurt.
This recipe is a little pricey to make (but not as much as commercial and MUCH better)
You are going to love it !
Have a super day today and I`ll think of you next Sunday and wish you could share Brunch with us :)
Smile Always, Bev