Are We There Yet?

December 21, 2011

in breakfast, holidays, snacks

Julius and I were a little confused this morning…

…aren’t these usually signs that X-mas is OVER?!?

Nope – things were still very much in Holiday prep mode back at home. I even threw together two last-minute gifts!

A trail mix of all my favorites -

  • Dried Cranberries
  • Banana Chips
  • Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
  • Dried Pineapple
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Dried Apricots
  • Yogurt Raisins

Mocha Granola -

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Stir all the ingredients (except for the chocolate) in a mixing bowl. Put it onto a greased baking sheet for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. When it’s golden brown and toasted, cool completely, then add the chocolate bar – broken into pieces.

My usual breakfast photo spot has been hijacked!

Reached the bottom of the White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter

Filled the jar with Nonfat Chobani, packet NuStevia, and a sprinkle of each homemade gift…

…quality control, of course

Speaking of presents, I got a lovely one from my intern Caitlin!

Those PB Chimes went straight into my suitcase…

…pretty much packed…

…just polished off the last of the fresh produce…

….and….X-mas vacation starts NOW.


1 vanillasugarblog December 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

woman you are genius!
starbucks via in a homemade granola mix!
one could make a pb-espresso mix! Brilliant!

2 Body Polish December 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Have a great Christmas vacation! Love all the pics in your post.

3 sophia December 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Have a lovely vacation, Lynn! Let me know when you’re available to meet up this season. :-)

4 Chrissy @ My Fare Foodie December 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

That mocha granola would last about one minute in my house…and then I’d be bopping off the walls. Can’t wait to make it! Happy holidays!

5 Lauren December 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Yay for Christmas vacation! Safe travels!

6 Ashley December 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Your dog is really cute! Good for your for making homemade gifts, that’s a wagon I really need to jump on. Your granola looks delish, all the ingredients I love!

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