Archive for July 26, 2010

The Aussies Are Leaving

cotubing The Aussies are leaving today. I never got a chance to take them tubing down Boulder Creek. Too bad. (I still plan like to find time to do that this summer though). Anyway, it is sad to see them go. They were a lot of fun to have around. With all the ATV’ing and camping and riding the alpine slides and all that stuff Jake said his favorite thing was doing demolition on Paul’s kitchen, Hahaha. Amy said her favorite was just spending time with the family in general. I think Riley liked the game with the sundaes and going to Lakeside. Yeah Lakeside. I didn’t even know that was still there. It opened in 1908!

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The Create-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar

DSCN3174 The grocery store by my house just put in a trail mix bar. Great idea. It has everything from nuts and seeds to raisins and dried cranberries, M&Ms and mini chocolate chips to 8 different kinds of granola. It even has a bin for raw unsweetened coconut. Mmmm. For my first customized batch I pretty much added a little of all of the above. It looks like a mess but tastes fantastic.

It occurred to me that I can make my own trail mix bar much the same as when I turned my refrigerator into a salad bar awhile back. I can buy stuff separately and put it in storage containers and then throw together whatever I want. The upfront cost will be greater but in the long run I can certainly do better than six bucks for a 1/4 lb or whatever it is. I will probably start with a couple items like this:

Roasted Almonds
Raw Unsweetened Coconut
Raisins – I am going to try to make these in my dehydrator.
Apples – And other fruit dried in my dehydrator.
Extra dark chocolate
Jelly Bellies, Gummy Bears, Skittles, Runts… heh heh.

But seriously, feel free to suggest any other ideas you might have.

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