Simple Fun

Tuesday morning we had rain all day. The weather guy said that it would continue on through the afternoon and into the evening. Thankfull, it didn’t!
Since he said it would, and he usually is right, I planned for an inside day. Painting, cooking and whatever else seemed like fun.


Cooking with Mr. Deeder as my right hand man is super fun, well, if we pick the right project!
Our recent favorite is Simple Granola. It’s perfect for doing with children–few ingredients and very straight forward.

Deeder’s favorite part is the stirring and tasting. When he’s a little older he can help with the counting and measuring!

Here’s the recipe:


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Combine in large mixing bowl:
3 cups whole wheat flour
6 cups rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
2 teaspoons salt

Blend together separately:
½ cup water
1 cup oil
1 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add blended liquids to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Spread out on 2 greased cookie sheets and bake 1 hour, or until dry and golden.
Store in covered containers.

First we got all of our supplies together:


Then Mommy putting the ingredients in their mixing bowls for Deeder to test taste!

The dry ingredients:

(whole wheat flour, rolled oats, shredded coconut, salt)


The goopy sticky stuff:

(water, oil, honey, vanilla)


My helper handling the mixing:


All mixed, divided into pans and ready to bake!


While the granola was baking we cleaned up the kitchen, loaded the dishwasher, started a load of laundry, vacuumed and swept. Then settled down in the TV room to watch Shrek and take a snooze.


PS: I don’t know what’s up with that last picture…I put in a snap of Deeder lying down watching TV and it shows this yard picture. Hmm. Sorry. Very weird.

8 Responses to “Simple Fun”

  1. Gramma Momma says:

    It’s very cute seeing Diederick wearing the little apron you wore as a child, and “helping” you in the kitchen. :)

    Gramma Momma’s last blog post..Thirteen Gifts and Thank Yous

  2. Marylin says:

    oh very sweet :) I love it when Zack wants to ‘help’ me bake… so much fun!

    Marylin’s last blog post..Too Kute!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I think I’m going to have to make that! YUM!

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Life ? it’s what matters

  4. Melanie says:

    I love these pictures. I need to let my toddler help more often in the kitchen. She always wants to, I just don’t like the dealing with the mess. How old was Deeder when you let him start “helping?”

    Melanie’s last blog post..Living My Dream

  5. Kathie says:

    I do see a picture of Deeder resting with a cup of milk in the last picture:). Maybe it fixed itself? Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  6. Laura says:

    Silly temperamental pictures! thanks for all the nice comments! :)

  7. thanks for yummy breakfast idea … Deeder looks a good helper.

    Babyamore (Trish)’s last blog post..52 blessings to be grateful for on Friday

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love a man in an apron! So adorable! :P

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Solo

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge