Thursday, October 24, 2013

Grandma Ruth

My Grandma Ruth turned 91 years old today!  I asked her if she knew what time of the day she was born and she didn't.  Just that she was born on a Sunday.  She also shared that at 9 months old she was still her birth weight.  She was allergic to milk and threw up everything she ate.  Her bed was a dresser drawer.  This was the 1920's, I'm so fortunate to be here.  She could have easily died.  She's a fighter, feisty, spicy, and wonderful!


My friend died, she was 84 years old.  I wrote this great post about her and how much I loved her.  

Then my phone died and I had to get a new one and I lost the post, because I wrote it on my phone and the app doesn't save it on the internet.  She was amazing and never treated me like an 11 year old.  
She always wore this hat and when I saw it I wept.  Her daughter Susan made it for June and she was so proud of it.

She was fun, loved freely, stood up for what's right, a patriot, and loved her family.  She left me a scarf that I will treasure always.  

Tears still fill my eyes when I think of June, she was like an Aunt and I just miss her.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Homemade granola

This is my friend Laura's recipe, I love it!

3c. rolled oats
1/4c. wheat germ
1/4c. powdered milk
1/4c. bran flakes
1/4c. rice krispies or cheerios
1/3c. oil
1/3c. honey
few Tbs. peanut butter

Bake rolled oats at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

While that's baking combine dry ingredients in a bowl.

Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. (I like to microwave the peanut butter a bit to soften in and make it easier to mix.)
Add dry ingredients to rolled oats. Mix thoroughly.
Add wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
Bake for 15 minutes. (You can stir it half-way through but I like some of it to be a little crispy, so I don't stir it.)
After it's cooled, transfer to an airtight container.
That's it.