Still could not put in a full day of work. I worked from home but spent so much time hacking and coughing it makes me wonder if my co-workers will want me around tomorrow.
My voice sounds like a growling bear so I am sure that my customers on the phone won't know if I am a man or a woman.
Anyway...as I sit here my homemade granola is baking in a slow oven. As this is an experimental batch I am keeping it small:
4 C oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup raisins
1/8 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
In a wok I heated the oil and honey with a pinch of salt and stirred until they were mixed. I turned off the heat and mixed the rest of the ingredients and stirred well. I preheated the oven to 300 degrees and placed the wok in the oven. I set the timer for 15 minutes and then stir well. I repeat this last step until it looks toasted (update with photo of granola cooling)
I got a call from the doctor today and was told I have a severely low Vitamin D level...so low they are putting me on 50000 ul of vitamin D a week for 3 months. I also have a very low potasium level. So I have to eat raisins and bananas and I started an ultra multivitamin today.
So the homemade granola is a step toward the potasium level going up...served with skim milk and 1/4 sliced banana each morning and it should be quite filling.
While the cereal is baking, I am separating my garlic cloves getting ready to plant them.
As the saying goes: a clove a day keeps the cold away
I started a bottle of grape soda. I am excited to see if this one is as good as the ginger ale.
I also put about 1/2 pound of pinto beans in to soak. Tomorrow I will put them in the crock pot to slow cook all day. when I come home I will make a pot of chili for dinner. The left overs will go into jars and get canned. I will be using some of my newly purchased garlic as well as the peppers from the plant I moved to the front porch. Both plants are thriving and producing lots of peppers even though I yanked them out of the grown (not too gently).
I am grilling chicken breasts on the grill.
And I am making baked potatos in the pressure cooker. Dinner should be yummy tonight.