October 23, 2007

never any time...no time....i'm so excited!!!!

hello world. if you can tell me what my subject is referencing, i will send you a cookie. well, maybe i will give you a cookie (or whatever is lying around) if you come to my apartment. i don't have time to send things in the mail.

anyway, COLIN AND CAROLINE ARE ENGAGED! shoot. i am so excited!!! and they called the other night and she asked me to be a bridesmaid. i cried! i haven't been a bridesmaid in forever! i was surprised since i don't know her that well, but i'm so honored to be a part of their day. i'm, like, uber excited. :)

in other news, i'm not really one to talk since my blog has been so quiet lately, but i'm SUPER disappointed in all of my blogging friends. all of them seem to be dead, and this makes me sad. some have promised pictures with no follow up. some have not posted since april. that's 6 months. that's half a year. that's 3-1/2 years in dog years!! that's a long time. hello? wake up fellow bloggers! i miss you!!

even though a few weeks ago i was looking suspiciously at everyone that i saw over the weekend, i still have not figured out who "anonymous #1" is. if they ever reveal themselves, who knows what might happen?

"chronic pain": Chronic pain was originally defined as pain that has lasted 6 months or longer. More recently it has been defined as pain that persists longer than the temporal course of natural healing, associated with a particular type of injury or disease process. here's the rest of what wikipedia says about it. we'll see where this road takes me.

in other, yummier news, i can't remember if i've posted about this before or not. but i have discovered and tweaked the most incredible granola recipe ever. in the history of the world. best EVER! i wanted to share it with you, my people. i originally got the recipe from a fabulous bed and breakfast in north carolina, but i don't want to get in trouble for telling the world about their recipe, so it will remain nameless. (or will that get me in more trouble?) besides, i changed proportions on a couple of things. so doesn't that make it okay? anyway, make it. immediately.

4 C old fashioned oats (NOT quick oats)
1/2 C chopped pecans
1/2 C slivered almonds (sliced or just chopped works well too)
1 C sweetened flake coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 C clover honey
1 stick butter
1/2 C craisins
1/2 C cherries
1/2 C dates
1/2 C raisins

Melt butter and honey together in microwave safe bowl. Mix remaining ingredients except dried fruit in large bowl. Whisk honey-butter well and pour over dry ingredients. Combine well. Spread onto a walled cookie sheet or large baking pan. Bake at 275 for 90 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes - or until golden brown. Cool completely. Add dried fruit. Eat immediately! But store the leftovers in an air-tight container.

*notes and tweaks: the recipe calls for 90 minutes. if it's on a cookie sheet and it's spread out a lot, it will take less time - maybe 60 minutes or so. if it's in a deeper baking pan, it will take 90 or more minutes. just bake it until it's light brown. it will get a little browner while it's cooling - (not sure how that happens). i prefer it to be more golden than brown...i don't like it too crunchy. also, the 'better' the honey, the better the granola. if you can find home-grown (grown?!) honey, it's the BEST. store-bought honey will do fine though.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK Lyndsay Slaten!!!!!!
jay are

4:37 PM  
Anonymous lena said...

...i'm so excited...i'm so..scared

What kind of cookie is it??

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not a cookie, its granola... and it is wonderful
-Lyndsay's friend 'Jay Are'

7:42 PM  
Blogger lyndsayslaten said...

actually, jay are, since lena guessed the rest of the quote, she IS entitled to a cookie. i just don't have any right now. but i do have some fritos. how about some fritos, lena?

i miss you!! :)

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, now I am really lost. What cookie? Or frito? Or biscuit? j/k
Anyways, I am off to make granola today!!!
Jay Are

12:47 PM  
Blogger lyndsayslaten said...

you're funny! the very first line of this post says that the person who can tell me what the subject is referencing will get a cookie...or whatever else i decide to send them.

lena - check your email!!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess i'll try to be more prepared or 'on the ball' next time... fun times!
jay are

3:56 PM  

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