Monday, January 28, 2008

Found on

The Gods Hate Kansas
The Gods Hate Kansas

Ha! I knew it! That explains everything!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Yogurt with Apple and Almonds

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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Nevermind, stop it already!

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 Gl├╝ck" (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.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

All right, New Year, bring on your worst!

We're ready for anything!