Finally! Friday is here and I am on vacation. Woo-Hoo! Of course, I found emails to respond to this morning and last minute work related things to do, but that's not too bad, and no conference calls for me today! We don't leave for our trip until Sunday, so I have two days to wrap up some things.
First of all, here are the granola bars I made.
I would call these a definite FAIL. The flavor is wonderful and they are filled with all good things - dried berries and cherries, pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds, oatmeal. BUT, they are so moist they were difficult to cut and they won't stay together. This is the recipe I used, but I will not be saving it. We can eat these...just not as a hand-held granola bar. I have to find the recipe Colin gave me a couple of years ago that worked out well.
The pumpkin cookies are now considered a fail as well. I think that pumpkin is better suited for muffins or a quick bread. The cookies are so moist and stick together so much that when you try to separate them they fall apart! Again, we can consume, just not easily. Both items are in the frig as I'm afraid with all the moisture in them they will get moldy quickly.
Live and learn. Today's baking will be a cake because it's Fletch's birthday today!! Also on my agenda is to pick up the last minute groceries we need. We've pretty much planned out our camping meals, but I have some veggies, fruit and yogurt to pick up. I also need to stop at the ATM to get some cash. Laundry is all done and I just need to finish packing. We'll be gone for about 10 days and I'll be trying to read blogs, but it will be on my phone, so most likely I will not be commenting. Once we are back I have to jump right back into work - with a meeting in the office the day after we return. I also have my eye surgery 2 days after we return! Busy times.