Friday, October 31, 2008

Info on Photography Studio

Here is the website for the photography studio that Cynthia talked about at our last meeting (10/24). We really appreciate their contribution to our raffle and if anyone goes and tries it out, please let us know about your experience.

Monday, October 27, 2008

October 10th Meeting Photos

The "Mom Survival Relay" was fun - this picture of Kirsten eating the baby food is HILARIOUS! Anyway congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating in my silly games. Sorry if I made you babyfood-eaters gag!

I also had a wonderful birthday - thanks to you mamas! Now I know what you feel like when I make you wear the crown and the sash on your birthdays :) -Carly

Monday, October 13, 2008

Recipe: Monica's Favorite Granola


Mix together in large bowl:

4 cups (or more) oats

1 c. wheat germ

1 c. chopped almonds

1 c. shredded coconut

1 c. unsalted sunflower seeds

½ c. sesame seeds (these have a very strong taste and I actually prefer it without them)

¼ c. sugar (this is optional, it just makes it sweeter)

Combine separately:

In a saucepan, heat ¾ c. oil and ¾ c. honey until runny and easy to mix. Add 1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract. You can use pure maple syrup in place of honey and this does not need to be heated.

Pour oil/honey mixture over other ingredients in large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Pour into 2 large glass baking dishes and bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Take it out and stir and then bake for another 15 minutes. Take it out again to stir, and then bake for an additional 15 minutes.

After baking, pour everything back into the large bowl and add 1 cup of raisins or dried cranberries. Mix together. Now let it cool completely and then store it in a ziplock bag.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

October Events!

Here are the upcoming events for this month:

10th - MOPS Meeting (bring your 1x1 picture)
17th - Park Day @ Whitney Ranch Park*
24th - MOPS Meeting
25th - Creekside Harvest Festival @ Springview Johnson Park in Rocklin 3:00 - 6:00pm
31st - Happy Halloween!! No MOPS meeting.

Happy Birthday this month to Erin, Jeannie and Cathy!
Happy Anniversary to Mikala and Traci!

*If there is ever rain on a park day we will post here on the morning of the park day to confirm that we are moving to an alternate location (usually the play area inside the mall).