This is a recipe from the December 2007 issue of Everyday Food Magazine which I instantly loved. It's great for breakfast or dessert, takes 5 minutes to make, is delicious and healthy.
For 2 portions:
1 Granny Smith apple, coarsely grated *any other apple works well too. Leave the skin on if you want*
1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt *Dannon plain yogurt being my favorite here, no gelatin or modified starch in there*
1/4 cup raisins *best with GOLDEN raisins which have been washed in hot water to plump them up a bit*
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup sliced almonds (toasted, if desired) *slivered almonds work well, too. ALDI has those for a decent price, and golden raisins as well. Just toast them quickly in a pan or toaster oven, they're MUCH better that way*
In a small mixing bowl, combine apple, yogurt, raisins, and honey; divide between two serving bowls. Sprinkle with almonds, and serve immediately.
Ok, 2008, stop it. Seriously. We've had a flat tire on a crazy busy interstate (okay, that was actually last December), hubby being laid off, and a wiped computer hard drive so far. On the other hand, I stepped onto a picture frame the other day, and true to the German saying "Scherben bringen Glück" (shards bring you luck), nothing bad has happened since. I guess that's reason enough to become superstitious at my old age.
Here's what I've been up to:
Martha Stewart's tissue paper pom-poms which, for some strange reason, are actually delightfully simple and quick to make, totally unlike her usual crazed, labor- and material-intensive projects. She must be getting old, too.