Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simple Recipes

It's summertime, and the livin' is easy. We are spending time in Montana with family, celebrating birth years and reminiscing about our youth. There are some funny pictures of our family (and the clothes we are wearing!) But all in all, I can see the smiles on all of the faces as they thumb through photo album after photo album of our past. This family reunion is a savory recipe of one part nostalgia and one part creating new memories.
Our family reunions are always potluck style. Julie brought Goulash, a macaroni and hamburger stew with tomatoes (Dode used Tomato Soup); Deanna made baked beans with bacon, our favorite, Vonda made a healthy salad with huckleberry dressing, Connie made old fashioned fruit salad with cool whip, and Marci brought granola baked in a pan with melted chocolate chips on top. Mom, dad and our siblings contributed to A LOT of meat, and Paul grilled it up. We all ate too much. So now I am thinking about something I want to try to make (of course - food obsessed!)

Marci's Granola recipe goes something like this:
2 cups granola
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 pack chocolate chips (melted)

I guess I need to try making it, but I'd like to start with home-made granola and use Adams or 365 brand peanut butter (no lard). Let me know if this works for you!