Flowers are starting to grow around the house.
My friend Paula (from church) gave me a great recipe for rice pudding. I added some cardamon to it which wasn't asked for in her recipe. I also did not added raisins or cinnamon. Added two tablespoons of condensed milk to it.
We had some very foggy mornings. It looks spooky but beautiful as well. This is our neighbor's
I hope to have time for a pic-nick and a walk by the lake this week. I also want to start embroidering something. I just saw the movie "The Dressmaker" and thought it to be interesting. Have you seen any interesting movies lately? We are watching "Call The Midwife." Also Murdock mysteries. Netflix is so good for that. Are you watching anything you really like ?
Rice Pudding recipe
3 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla
In a large saucepan combine milk, rice, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stir constantly. Pour in greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Cover abd bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Add vanilla and raisins.
Cover and bake and additional 15 min. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you wish and store in the refrigerator.
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes (I use unsweetened)
3 Tablespoons flax seeds
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
1/2 toasted mixed nuts, chopped ( I use pecans and or almonds)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup canola oil
2 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups mixed dried fruit (I use raisins, dried cherries, dried blueberries and dried cranberries.)
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the dried fruit. Stir well to incorporate. Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out into an even layer. Bake 20-30 min. (depend on the depth of goldness you like) stirring every 10 min. Remove granola from oven and cool completely on the pan
on wire rack. Once it's cool mix the dried fruit. Keep in air tight container. You may freeze it also.
You may use the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 23 minutes as another option.