It’s amazing what a lack of television can do for one’s efficiency! At 8pm last night I had already watched a movie, The Boys are Back with Clive Owens. Save the 90 minutes of your life and do not rent it! I decided to just go to bed and read which I did for about an hour before I crashed. After resting so well I was up at 3:44 this morning which led to all sorts of domestic bliss:
- Made our bed
- Unloaded the dishwasher
- Ironed sheets for the guest bed
- Made the guest bed
- Dusted entire bookshelf that runs almost the entire length of the condo
- Put together a lamp
- Reorganized guest room closet
- Cleaned out hall closet
Now if I can get in a 4 mile walk before 9am I will be a happy girl!
Dinner last night was Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin and Mashed Cauliflower.
I could eat that meal every day of my life! I do love pork tenderloin!! I bought this one already marinated so I can’t take credit for how delicious it was.
I was in the mood to bake yesterday. Since I’m on my own until Thursday evening I didn’t want any baked goods lying around as temptation. So I tried my hand at homemade granola. I based my recipe off of Sabrina’s Basic Granola which can be found here. (As a side note, I met Sabrina several weeks ago at a meet up that she and Jenna had. She was super nice and it was cool to meet her after reading her blog!) I tweaked it based on what I had on hand. It turned out really tasty but it seems more like cereal to me than granola.
- 3 Cups Quick Cooking Oats (I used Trader Joe’s Multi Grain – Rye/Barley/Oats/Wheat)
- 1/2 Cup Walnuts
- 1/4 Cup Almonds
- 1/3 Cup Raisins
- 2 T Salted Peanuts
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Water
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Dash of Salt
- Healthy dose of Cinnamon
Heat oven to 300. Mix Dry ingredients except cinnamon in a bowl. Heat honey, water and vanilla together on stove top until thoroughly mixed. Add honey mixture to dry ingredients and mix. Spread onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Take pan out of oven and mix around every 10 minutes adding a sprinkle of cinnamon to it each time.
I think next time I would add more vanilla, walnuts and raisins and leave the peanuts out.
I had it this morning as a bowl of cereal with banana and strawberry and it was awesome!