It's Whatever Wednesday!  How about a great recipe that's quick, easy and nutrious.  My kids come home from school RAVENOUS.  They devour anything in site and then look around for more.  My Girlscout Cookies were delivered on Saturday, all 12 boxes of them.  We are down to 2.  Good thing I ordered from several different scouts!

I do believe I'm going to have to add a couple of classes or book a couple of workshops every month just to pay for the grocery bill on those three.  And DON"T tell me that Ella's only three and can't eat much!  Ha, seriously, she eats JUST as much as Denver.

Here's a quick recipe for Homemade Granola Bars – taken from the Family Fun Magazine

1/2 c. butter or margarine

1/3 c. sugar

1/3 c. honey

1/4 c. flour

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

2 c. crisp rice cereal

2 c rolled oates

1 c. dried fruit bits – Sam's Club has Craisins – 3 lbs for $6.90ish – work great.

1/2 c. sliced almonds

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.   Melt the butter or margarine in a large pot over low heat.  Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the sugar, honey, flour, vanilla extract and cinnamon.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. 

Transfer the mixture to the baking pan.  Using a sheet of waxed paper and the palms of your hands, press the granola firmly into the pan, packing it in to a flat and even thickness.  Bake for 20 minutes , until golden brown.  Allow the granola to cool 1 hour in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into bards.  Makes 16-24 rectangular bars.  (I wrap each in aluminum foil if they last longer than 6 hours.  Great afterschool snack, before practice, or just a tide you over til supper time snack.)

Enjoy, we'll chat later.