Sunday, 22 December 2013

Banana, Fruit, Nut and Oat Bars

I have no idea how or why this recipe works but it's a good 'un! Mum found it on-line here.

I've swapped one cup of rolled oats for one cup of  un-toasted muesli and used mixed seeds, glace cherries with almond extract in place of the dates, almonds and vanilla essence but here is the original recipe...

3 large ripe bananas, mashed
3 cups of rolled oats
1/4 cup each of chopped dried apricots, dates and almonds
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

Mix everything together very thoroughly
Press into a lined swiss roll size tray(I used my 10"x10" baking tin)
Bake at 180C for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
Let cool completely and cut into small bars.


The teaspoon is for scale, I will get 16 2inch squares from this slab...

It was my birthday two weeks ago and Jacob(12) brought me these beautiful roses, I felt very special. We had a lovely afternoon tea with family....

Finally finished my second circular shawl based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's pattern, this one is in sock yarn and very light and colourful...

We're slowly getting ready for Christmas, just doing a little each day. Hopefully the last shopping will be done tomorrow, Joe has mowed the grass and the house is clean and tidy.

I'd like to take the opportunity now to thank you all for reading along this year, for your interesting and amusing comments and support too.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a most wonderful New Year, peace, good health and much joy.
Sue, Joe and Twitch!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A New Room

Where have I been all week? In here...reading! Dear Mandy said she had a single bed for me complete with all the bedding when I asked on Facebook if any-one had a spare bed to use for emergency grandchildren sleepovers but also to set up for Priscilla who would love to come to stay and visit Australia for a week or three once she is well enough. Hopefully seeing her room is ready will boost her spirits and in the meantime it's a wonderful place to read as the light is behind me!

 and my favourite action shot of Nosy Bunny running out from underneath the bed...

There's still room for my sewing table(under the green Thai fabric) and lots of other storage too.
Many thanks to Mandy and Paul for their big, generous hearts.

Hope all is well,
Love from Sue