A wife of noble character who can find?...She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue...Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:10, 26 & 28

Monday, October 29, 2012

Making Your Own Muesli

I don't know about your household but in this household certain people have their favourite breakfast cereals and others have ones that they won't touch. My eldest boy hates porridge yet 3 of the younger ones LOVE it and ask for it every morning and while I'm making the porridge they bring me a snack cup to put some rolled oats in so they can just eat that. Another of my children hates Wheat Biscuits and mostly eats Cornflakes for breakfast.

It's not just the children, though. My husband loves his muesli but is very fussy about what kind he eats, he hates too many seeds like sunflower seeds, and the muesli that is his favourite is sooo expensive (more that $5 for a 1kg box). No-one is allowed to eat 'his' muesli because it is a little box and costs so much so we've decided to try our hand at making our own and it has been a huge hit.

2kg of rolled oats (I used quick oats but most bought muesli's have ordinary oats)
1kg of sultanas
500gms dried apples
250gms dried apricots (Updated to 500g)
small packet of slivered almonds
1kg Bran (like Kellogg's All Bran only I bought the generic stuff)

I actually put a little less than 1kg of sultanas in but was told I should have used the whole bag and the same with the dried apricots, I used 1/2 of a 500g packet and the kids told me I should have used the whole packet. I chopped the dried apple and dried apricots up really well in my little Tupperware hand chopper but I think next time I'll try the food processor as it was pretty hard on my hands, or you could just use a knife but I don't like big chunks of dried apricot. Personally I would like sunflower seeds and Pepita's in my muesli but Tim hates them so I'll leave them out for now.

I can't believe that I made this on Friday and now it's Monday and there's less than 1/2 of what I made left (and Tim wasn't even home this weekend). I'd take a photo but all there are are empty bowls :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tim Inglis Ministries

I just wanted to take a moment to brag about my husbands weekly newsletter. I've been getting so much out of it, I hope you do too.