Monday, 10 September 2012
Using It Up
Oh, I've been terrible this summer about using up bits of food in the pantry. It's funny how all the little bits of things end up shoved toward the back of the cupboard... I discovered a wide assortment of dried fruit, ground and slivered almonds, wheat germ, etc... and even some honey that had crystallized. Time to use these things up!
A quick search online netted a fast recipe for homemade granola bars. I think I baked mine a little longer than they needed, so watch yours closely. Mine ended up taking 25-30 mins not the 35 that recipe called for. I adjusted the recipe to include what I had on hand, so I added slivered almonds, shredded coconut, all honey (no brown sugar), chia seeds, kamut flakes, dried pears, cranberries and raisins, and a few other bits and bobs found in my pantry... they are delicious! Spread with peanut butter, they are seriously addictive but due to student allergies, they'll be eaten plain as school lunchbox fare.
Speaking of finding things that need using up - can you believe that I found 13 bananas in my freezer? Seriously ridiculous!
I now have 2 banana loaves and 24 muffins in the freezer all ready for quick school lunches.
Next up - chicken stock made from 3 frozen roast chicken carcasses...