Today was a blessing! I got to snuggle my hubby. We haven't had alot of time together. We will sneak in any moments we have been given together! Then, I got to be in HIS Word! It is truly amazing when I put HIM first, then I receive the joy.
When I got up, I went to the kitchen to make me some homemade granola. Since I couldn't decide which kind to make, I just made them both. They both provide different flavors and are perfect for any time of day....breakfast, lunch, dinner.....as a cold cereal, mixed in with oats, on top of yogurt, on top of ice cream, plain as type of trail mix, top dressed on a salad, and the list goes on....give me some of your favorite granola uses and recipes if you have them!
Original Granola: This recipe was given to me quite some time ago by a family at the ranch I worked on in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mrs. Moon. This is a veggie oil based granola with honey and brown sugar.
Sweet Potato Granola: A friend of mine, Lisa, gave me this after a winter bike ride with Zwift. It is a coconut oil based granola which adds a different flair to the granola. I like the sweet potato in it because then I feel like I am getting my veggies at breakfast, snack, lunch, or whenever I eat the granola!
I'm not going to lie, each time I make these, they taste different. I am not the best at following recipes to the tee....I just use what I have and if I don't have something, I either go without, or substitute. Heath has questioned my substitutions at times, but usually everything turns out great! (I might be a bit partial.) The thought of going back to town after I am home, does not appeal to me at all...even though Walmart is only a couple miles away. This probably stems from my country living days.
I was blessed with a 10 am start for work today which allowed me the extra time at home.
Honestly, I cannot think of a better way to start my day. It is amazing how much better my day goes if I give it to Him first and then proceed. That diligence, which is hard sometimes, totally pays off!