Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Adventures of FruGal " Living Life one Dime at a Time"

Part of being financially sound in addition to money management is being able to enjoy your life. You can splurge once in a while but in the mean time you don't have to deprive yourself to save money. I'll show you easy entertaining and fun diversions that don't require a lot of money, just some time and creativity.

My first fun thing or at least I think it's fun is a quick recipie for no nut granola that I found on the website of Domino magazine. You can buy this stuff at a fancy store or try this recipie and have a health snack.

The Ingredients:
4 cups oats
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
½ cup candied ginger, finely minced
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup honey
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the oats, dates, ginger, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, sugar and vanilla. Add to the dry mix and stir until well blended. On a greased baking sheet spread the granola mixture evenly. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring a few times to ensure even baking. Let cool in the pan. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Anonymous said...

ooohh!!! I will definitely be trying this!