October 30, 2010

I did something I hadn't done since the '70s.

I made granola!


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Have I gone crunchy? No. I just bought a big bag of oatmeal in the rolled oats form, I didn't like it anywhere near as much as I like the steel cut oats, and I didn't want to have to eat it or throw it away.

27 comments:

Meade said...

I love the crunchy granola flower girl.

Ann Althouse said...

Was he reality or just a dream to me?

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Granola is a good way to get rid of dry odds and ends in the pantry. And the dregs of honey or molasses. I can remember my daughter saying, "Mom, did you put old Cheerios in here?" Yes, and maybe some year old coconut, too. After a couple of hours in the oven, it's all tasty.

Toy

AST said...

Add yogurt, and you've got muesli.

former law student said...

My guess was that repetitive viewing of the iconic Althouse triggered a sort of granola-making flashback.

Harry said...

I was on a quest for the perfect granola a few years ago. Most of the commercial granolas are too sweet, tasting like crumbled up oatmeal cookies. I finally found one that is perfect--Dorset's "Simply Delicious" Muesli, an English import. Unfortunately the supermarket stopped selling it. I bought the last ten boxes but it's long gone.

Having concluded this pointless tale of woe, I have to ask: are granola and mueslix the same thing?

KLDAVIS said...

Ruhlman's recipe is terrific.

wv: flann

Irene said...

That's what a day of Cat Stevens, a memory of the Kinks, a memory of the smell of a joint, an all-nighter, take-home exam, a victory kiss from W, and a little "ripple" will create: granola!

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

My basic recipe is from the More with Less cookbook. 7 cups of dry ingredients (about 4-5 being oats) and 1 cup of wet--honey, molasses, a thick slurry of brown sugar, or a mixture, plus a little oil. Add some cinnamon and vanilla--bake at about 275 degrees for 2 hours, turning a few times--let set to dry out. Yummy!

Rose said...

Wow. Memories.

ironrailsironweights said...

I'd happily sell my soul and burn in hell for all eternity if another 1970's thing would stage a comeback.

It's something grooming-related. But you already knew that.

Peter

Chip Ahoy said...

Ah. This looks exactly like Monet's Granola Pond, and I mean EXACTLY.

MamaM said...

I know a man who was out of touch
He'd hide in a house and he didn't say much

Deedle-ee deet deet deet deet deet deet deet dee doo

And like a man with a tiger outside his gate
Not only couldn't relax but he couldn't relate

Crunch Granola Suite

jaed said...

"Crusty conservative coating, /c/r/e/a/m/y crunchy hippie love chick center."

Alex said...

Come on we all know Ann was a crunchy con.

edutcher said...

Meade may love the crunchy granola flower girl, but many of us have a soft spot in our hearts for the creamy hippie love chick.

ndspinelli said...

It's just your body saying it needs fiber. Shit doesn't happen @ our age w/o fiber.

la com├ędie said...

nice post

The Crack Emcee said...

If there's one thing worse than being a fucking hippie, it's being proud - in 2010 - that you were a fucking hippie.

Hey - I'm doing something I haven't done since the '70s, too:

Hating on white people!

Let's bring it all back, whattayasay?

Jason (the commenter) said...

Gretchen, of Project Runway infamy, inspired no doubt.

You know a Mondo breakfast would be a lot more appetizing!

Daniel Fielding said...

Hey folks- one can be an arch-conservative, and eat granola and tofu and tempeh!!!!:):)
And after 15 years of living in Ann Arbor and eating granola, tofu and tempeh, and other hippie foods, I havent lost my mind and become an Obama-loving, leftist hippie yet.
BTW, I also drink soy milk.

Now if I could find some Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen LPs, life would be even more fun in Tree-Town

Lawcruiter said...

You should try making your oatmeal with whole oat grains (sold in the bulk foods section of natural foods stores). You have to soak them overnight, and then cook them (slowly) for a couple of hours - but one bowl of this and you'll never go back to steel-cut or rolled... It makes inedible granola however!

Misty said...

Is this to go along with the pot postings of yesterday? And let's not forget John Denver and earth shoes too.

Rialby said...

Next time, try Preacher Cookies..

They're like chocolate peanut butter fudge in cookie form. And they're full of oatmeal so they're good for you!

Preacher Cookies

Rialby said...

Oh, and those preacher cookies have 1/2 cup butter in them. So you can infuse them with whatever herbs a child of the 60s might want to use.

Just sautee your butter and herbs and strain through a chinois.

Meade said...

Misty said...
Is this to go along with the pot postings of yesterday? And let's not forget John Denver and earth shoes too.

"...her breasts were swaying freely with the rhythm of the rocking chair..."

Misty said...

Meade - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KODZtjOIPg - sorry, don't know how to put in a link....