I firmly believe the simple things in life are usually the things that stay with us the longest, give us the greatest joy, and bless us the most. Whether it is a note from a sibling saying they love you, a scribbled drawing from a tiny hand, a hug from one of your parents, or enjoying God’s creation while taking a walk, these simple things are powerful in how they remain in our hearts and minds.
I find simple foods are usually the best, as well. Just eating a cracker with some cheese can taste absolutely delicious and excite your senses much more than eating a fancy meal of stuffed pheasant and crême brûlée, or some such nonsense. And eating a bowl of homemade granola with yogurt can taste so much better than eggs and bacon, some mornings.
12 C. Oats
1 C. Wheat Germ
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
3/4 C. Oil
3/4 C. Honey
1 C. Nuts of your choice (Optional)
1 1/2 C. Dried Fruit (Optional)
Mix the oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl. Mix oil and honey together and microwave for two minutes. Pour the hot oil and honey onto oat mixture and stir until combined. If adding nuts, coarsely chop them and mix into granola. Spread onto two parchment paper-lined cookie sheets and cook at 275 degrees for two hours, stirring every half hour. After granola has cooled completely, add chopped dried fruit and enjoy with milk or yogurt.
~Soli Deo Gloria