Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Goat Food...

I was home on a rainy day and the mood struck me to get some baking done. The kids (the people kind) had been bugging me to make granola. Usually they eat it up so fast that I shy away from making it, not that it is a lot of work but it just takes time, but hey I was in a good mood so I started the project and ended up making five gallons of granola- I found out you can freeze it as it has oil in it and doesn't have a super long shelf life. Jordon (21) knew I was making it and was so excited to partake. He came over after work with his family and went straight for the granola jar. Ellie(2) asked him what he was eating, he told her cereal. She promptly climbed up into his lap and wanted to share. She looked in the bowl and then at her dad and says,"Umm, Dad? Thats goat food." It was sooo funny. I was sharing my story with my Sister in law and she asked me if she would still eat it? Of course, she would eat regular goat food!! We love our "Bug"!

Goat Food

9 1/2 cups regular oats
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Mix together in a large bowl.

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey-heat honey and oil until blened and add 1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract.

Mix liquid with oat mixture until well distributed. Spread onto two cookie sheets, bake at 300' for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Pour granola into bowl and add 1 cup raisins, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup dried cherries. Mix well and store in an airtight container. Stores well on counter for 1 week or freezer up to 6 months.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you had a blog, but here it is! I'm so enjoying reading it, and this is hilarious!! Tooooo cute!