Thursday, November 15, 2012

40 Days and 40 Nights

That's right friends, Christmas 2012 is just 40 days away!  ARE YOU PUMPED?  I'm thinking of buying cute Christmas tins with my sweet 20% off your entire order Joann's coupons and making this amazing looking recipe from Ina Garten for my and Jonathon's co-workers this year. 

Cinnamon, Coconut, Almond Granola with Cherries (NOMS)
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup good honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Toss the oats, coconut, almonds, and cherries together in a large bowl. Pour the vegetable oil and honey over the oat mixture. Add the cinnamon, and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated with the liquids. Pour onto a sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.  Different options for this recipe here.

Have you started shopping or gifting?  I HAVE :)


Shellsh said...

No shopping or gifting yet, but of course it goes without saying that Xmas carols happen year-round here. Every night bed-time lullabies always include O Holy Night and Silent Night. Yeah, that's me.

MrsFord said...