First the grits
What do you do with them? I mean after the first meal when they're all warm and gritty and soaking up egg yolk? The leftover grits? And why can't I make just one serving? The box says I'm making one serving but believe me, it looks like just the same amount as two servings! I don't get it... but I'll have happy grit-eating chickens when I finally get around to taking the cold pan out of the fridge where I've been storing it.
It's a great day for making granola. Is there a bad day? My house smells like cinnamon and vanilla and toasted oats and almonds. Mmm. I don't have to worry about leftover granola (sorry chickens!) I'll share the recipe I use in case you want to make your own home smell soooo good:
Preheat oven to 300* and adjust racks to middle.
In large bowl combine
6 Cups Oats (I use quick oats because that's what Sam's Club sells in bulk)
6 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon salt
On low heat combine until just melted
1/2 Cup coconut oil
1/2 to 2/3 Cup honey (I use the lesser amount if I'm adding sweetened fruit)
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Stir liquid into oat mixture thoroughly. Divide between 2 cookie sheets and spread evenly. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, stir oat mixture and add in 1/2 Cup nuts and seeds of choice (I like sliced almonds) and 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed per each cookie sheet. Return to oven and bake for 10-15 minutes longer (light, golden, toasty brown.) Let cool for about 20 minutes and then break apart. Granola will harden as it cools. Stir in small dice dried fruit if desired. Enjoy!