Saturday, April 14, 2018

Monkey bread

This recipe is a really good alternative to breakfast cereal. My version is (naturally) quite different from the one Johanna originally sent me. That original recipe also wants you to put it in a bowl and pour milk on it. But that would make it soggy, right? So don't do that. Unless you like soggy, mushy, grossitating breakfast with milk on it.

I eat them just as they are.

Mix in large bowl
3-4 mashed bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter (natural or not)
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk (I use skim)
1/2 cup brown sugar (use less if you want)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Add
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds

You can also add other nuts if you like (ie 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds and or 1/4 cup sunflower seeds)

Grease a 13 X 9 inch pan. Pour mixture into pan. Bake for about 45-50 minutes at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cut in squares and freeze, sizing portions to suit you. Makes a good on the run breakfast

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

High tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria

Today Fred and I had high tea in Victoria.


It was a surprise birthday present from my daughters, their husbands and children. So nice. And yummy.

We ate the scones before I remembered to take pictures. So they are absent from the pictures. With homemade Strawberry jam and clotted cream. Oh boy. Were they good.



So then we paused long enough to take some pictures.

And they really do serve cucumber sandwiches. Which were amazingly good.




The selection of teas was huge. I had a roobois, and Fred had a breakfast tea. Which he really liked. Which is surprising since Fred doesn't usually drink tea. They use tea lights under the tea, and this keeps the tea nice and hot.

It was a lovely experience.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017