I am so excited to actually HAVE a meal plan that I am not sure what to do with it. I think I need to frame it. It's been quite awhile since I've put one together. It's not that I don't know how or want to. I just have not done it. So weird that something that could help me so much is continually not getting done.
Will include homemade oatmeal, granola from the recipe below, muffins, cereal, etc
I think this may be more difficult then dinner plans. Can we just skip this meal? No? Rats... Usually there's sandwiches, quesadillas, wraps, soup, etc
Easy Spaghetti (very unlike my Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with Pasta but still yummy!)
Fried Rice - a NEW idea (for me) from a Pin
Chicken and Noodles (made as dumplings from another Pin)
Mac n Cheese
I have a few days that I will be with or at my parents so I will mooch a bit.
Now on to the Granola Recipe that we LOVE for breakfast or a quick snack. I suppose I should note that I don't follow recipes. Sometimes it's because I can't wait to make them and never seem to have all the ingredients needed on hand. Hehehe... Impatient cook here.
Could you mess up granola?!
Here is a rough estimate of my recipe:
4 1/2 cups uncooked oats
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (pecans, almonds and walnuts)
1 1/2 cups dried fruit (I used raisins and cranberries)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Agava (I think I added more than this though... hmmm...)
I would recommend NOT baking the dried fruit at all or at least not as long as the other goodies. The raisins just tasted a bit burnt or something. I loved the way this baked in my round pans. It was also easier to flip that way. I want to try banana chips next time and intend to use up random boxes of left over cereals too. I thought this would be a nice way to get rid of that "not enough to make a full bowl" cereal box. I'd also like to use honey in the next batch. I have some blueberry honey just begging to find itself in some granola.
The original recipes I gathered from are on my Pinterest Board - Morning Eats