Monday, April 28, 2014

Maybe I'm Just a Foodie

The SconeLady of course loves and is attracted to many foods, not just to scones. She scouts out possibilities to cook/bake/broil/barbecue and serve to her smart and funny husband. Today's ideas didn't come from the SconeLady herself, but from a great lady whose cooking abilities are Legend. And I am inspired.

Sisters-in-law are a fabulous commodity especially if they love one's brother deeply AND want to be friends with his sisters. When my S.I.L. came into our lives, we immediately saw that he had struck gold. She was the cutest darling thing. Her clothes. Her hair! A perfect girl of the 1960s - and our brother was smitten (please see the post from February 9: 'The Backdrop of a Beatles Song'). 

These patterns are close in style to what my S.I.L. wore:

We stayed with them last week (she is just as cute as ever) and were served the most delicious food. It is what propelled me into a fever pitch of cooking today. 

My first favorite S.I.L. recipe is for her Yummy Breakfast Granola. It is everyone's top fave. And I made it today! We will dig into it tomorrow morning and I can hardly wait. Here is is:


1/2 cup butter
1/2cup honey
1tsp vanilla
2 cups oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
2 cups total cereal
1 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup sesame seeds (I never add these mainly because I just never think to buy them)
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup cashews (I usually add more)
1/2cup flaked coconut

Heat butter, honey and vanilla in large sauce pan. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Spread on a large cookie sheet (I sometimes spread them on more than one pan). Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden.  I usually bake at a lower temp for a longer period of time stirring once or twice to keep the raisins from "burning".  Cool and remove from pan.  Enjoy.

Even buying the ingredients was fun because I knew what the end result would be. And if you double the recipe as I did, you will have enough mixture to bake three pans worth of deliciousness! Any self-respecting Foodie would swoon.

Meals together around a table - aren't they a privilege? I think that was the best part. All the talking and eating, the laughing and catching up. Oh, and one more:

The loving.

See you along the way!
the SconeLady


  1. Thank you, Chris. I am flattered! It was wonderful to have you both here!

  2. The food was a Gift. It certainly galvanized me back to my kitchen! We love you much.