PS: My feeds are still crawling slow, big time..:(..So,for all my regular readers,I do post mostly on alternate days..So even if you dont get my feed,hay am here :P..n pls do check here on alternate days..thanks..:)
Hi..am back after a reasonably nice weekend.. :).. Seattle has finally decided to take a better walk I guess..Ofcourse,who could possibly push away sporty spring for long.. :P It didn't rain much,even though sun was not really gracious upon us...t was bit cold too..But we went for small walks,n park was not really blooming everywhere,just lil frosty even now.There was hand ball n foot ball games going on..n was fun to see kids playing around.We too joined the lot n cheered them.So we were thinking about this and instantly told each other the same thing.When the kids were playing in the field,of course not a big game just a fun stuff,the parents were standing there and encouraging n cheering them like anything.It was so good to watch them full of zest n love.We were telling,how would parents out there in our place will behave in such a situation.Will they really clap n cheer for their kids,for such fun games..?..I have seen n heard about parents pressurizing their kids so much n yelling at them all the time "study..study.."..Luckily I never got into such pathos state,may be because I was good in studies n they never really had to get bothered or something.But I have seen so many n its really sad to see the kids chanting like caged birds all the time.Some even have bigger n heavier-than-them glasses fitted upon their tiny noses,n its such a pain to see it.Unless n until the thing is about some big n proffessional games,parents never seems to enjoy watching their kids playing around.I wish they saw all these,n understand how it helps to build a better person out of their kid,rather than being an all-laze sulking lad.. :)
Then we took some historic romantic movies, Pretty Woman n Wedding Singer..Oh..how I love these movies..Drew Barrymoore is the cutest thing on earth..Sad she got into the ugly track.Do you guys love this song of Wedding Singer as much as I do? Sandler is someone I adored since I saw 50 first days,one of my fav movie(a must see for all romantic's out there..!!).. :).Have u seen Wedding Singer?I just loved his face,when his sis told him Linda is not coming n he is on the verge of a heart-wrenching sob.Damn good guy he is..!! n oh Pretty Woman..Guess its better ,I keep mum..JR..Hats off..!! ..n good news is ,from my good-for-nothing Library outlet nearby,I managed to dig out of dust,Marlo n Me..Aint it cool?I really think its a great page-turner n will bring back the long lost reading habit to me.I got another one calles The Lie too,dunno how its gonna be tho..Just liked the writing style of the first page,very open..err..rather verrrryyy open,cos I got to see f's,more than I can count with my hand n toe finger's, after a quick glance.. .. :D
Coming to the beautiful bars(I guess they are.. :P),I have always ranted about my dilemma for breakfast stuffs,n here is one more solution to it.Since I started baking,it was not big fuss,as I used to bake a bread every week which used to last us for 5 days,and rest 2 days or more for fancy traditional breakfasts.But some weeks(last 3 weeks.. :D),I got really cranky n lazy n didn't bake at all..I don't like quick breads..It has always got to be the fancy yeast breads.The sight of the doubled dough gives me so much delight n satisfaction,n that's the best part of baking.So i wouldn't want to waste that,so didn't bake at all..n last week I saw this in Good HouseKeeping magazine ,n that gave me the final nudge to go for it.I had already seen it in so many spaces n mags,like for say Yasmeen's bars are the first one I remember out of the lot.Was thinking of it from then on,but you know I am quite forgetful.. :(..So this page of GHK,made someone whisper in my mind."Come on..Its now or never.." :p..It was 8 at night,when I jumped out of couch,whisked,scrapped n baked n by 9 I had the fragrant bars n by the time we went to sleep,I had enough to fill a big air tight box.
This is your good old Oats made extra nutritious with some honey ,flour,nuts n fruits to make a complete breakfast with a glass of milk,n mebe a slice of fruit.Safe in air tight box for up to 2 weeks ,n for breakfast if u like it warm,pop 2 in a MW for 30 secs n voila..u got them nice n fresh again.. :)..Yeah..I have made some adjustments,of course for good here..Hope you all like n try this.. :)..Even this is the best evening snack,you could pack up for your kids.They gonna love it as well,n you will be happy n relieved that you made them eat something really really good.. :)
You need :
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil(I used olive oil + butter to make it 1/2 cup.Butter gives a nice texture)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg (Veggie pals,u can go for Flax meal..)
- 2 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour(I used 1/2 cup Whole wheat +1/4 cup AP flour)
- 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar(white sugar is also fine..brown just gives a better moist touch)
- 1 cup sliced almonds+walnuts +craisins(I popped in some bittersweet chocolate chips too..;) )
- 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ(I din have it,so added more WW flour n some flax seeds)
- 3/4 tsp salt
Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13" by 9" metal baking pan with nonstick foil (if not using nonstick, lightly grease foil).
In liquid measuring cup, stir oil, honey, vanilla, and egg until mixed.
In large bowl, with fork, mix oats, flour, sugar, almonds, wheat germ, chco chips,nuts n craisins , and salt until combined. (keep some chips aside,if you want to sprinkle on top)
With spatula, stir honey mixture into oat mixture until blended; scrape into prepared pan.
With wet hand, pat oat mixture evenly into pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until pale golden around edges. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 1 hour.(If its browning too much,like mine did,lightly tent it with a foil after 20 minutes)
When cool, transfer using foil to cutting board. Cut into pieces of rectangular/square shapes and store in tightly sealed container at room temperature up to 2 weeks. :)
I guess this can be an entry for some ongoing events..But I cant remember which n where..I searched,to no use..duh.. :(..So if any of you could please lemme know,it'l be helpful n I'll add it here..
Update: Thanks yasmeen,I am sending this to Meeta's monthly mingle hosted by Srivalli this time,where the theme is Kid's lunches.. :)
PS: I am sorry about Usha,Mahimaa n many others who became victims of Plagarism..Glad that the person finally took off her blog.Lets hope it never happens again,n I must say that was a great unity we showed to raise our voices together,which finally had a good result..Cheers to all of you gals..!! :) See Usha's post for details..
..n thanks to all of you who updated me about the feed issue.Hope it is solved now n this post finds you in time.. :)
Have a great week ahead n let spring bring bang to your days.. hugs.. :)