Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

It has been a while since I posted last, I don't even know who looks at blogs anymore, or at least mine?! With Facebook, Pinterest, and cell phones, I think you all know everything about me what I like to eat, read, watch, do etc. Well, 2011 was a great year for the Dean Family with yet another move, but in the same town! We sold our house in Clovis December 2010 and missed our nice yard space we used to have! In March of 2011 we found a rental in SLO or should I say they found us. The property management company called us and said they had a rental that we would probably be interested in! We fell in love with it and moved in a month later. Besides the fact it was $600 a month cheaper than our other rental, we were pretty stoked to have a nice big yard for the kids to play! Although, I find that we are not home as often as we used to be. With all 3 kids in school this year we are on the go! Ellie is in 3rd and the brother's are in Kindergarten. Ellie loves dancing and takes it 3 days a week. Brother's tried flag football, they were pretty cute, had no idea what they were doing, but it was good "Teamwork!" Speaking of "Teamwork" all 3 kids got that award at school last month. Pretty pumped about that. Anyhow, Jacob continues to work for pfizer as a pharmaceutical rep and I am launching R.I.P.P.E.D this month here in SLO! I love group exercise and now I am teaching! Thankful for the beautiful place in which we live and the wonderful friends we have here. May you have a great 2012 with many opportunities and memories to come!
Here is a recipe for homemade granola that I made last night! Super healthy! Super yummy! Enjoy!

6 cups oats 
1/2 c Brown Sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 or 1 1/2cup of applesauce (homemade or store bought) I used homemade delish!
1/2 c coconut (or not but I love coconut!)
1 c slivered almonds (or any nut)
2 tbs cinnamon
1/2 c organic Flax plus fine milled (I got it at costco 6 bucks for a huge bag) It is ground up can't taste it in the recipe but so good for you!! 

Mix all together in a bowl then spread on sheets

Bake at 225 for 1 hour 15 min spread on 2 cookie sheets turn every 15 min cool completely 
then store in an airtight container! This granola is chewy and yummy!! No oils or fats!


Jaime said...

That recipe sounds good...I will have to try it. So fun that you are teaching. I don't know what RIPPED is but sounds fun. I met Jacob's sister today at Jump n Around. They look a lot alike.

Scrapally said...

I still read blogs and love them! But people don't update them much anymore. Just a handful of us "oldies". I print mine at the end of the year for my "journal." Fun to catch up with you! Miss you guys!

kelly said...

I for one have missed you. I am pretty much never on facebook, so I had no idea what has been going on with you!