We are usually the only one's there at 5:30AM, but lately, there have been two hispanic guys that have been coming too. We usually are watching the Olympics and have both TV's on (they are little, give me a break). So, we felt bad that we had English blasting on both TV's so we gave them a remote so they could watch the Spanish Chanel. Well, now it almost feels like a competition who gets there first. The next morning, we get there, the lights are on and it is our Hispanic friends watching the Spanish Chanel on both TV's. Sheesh. So, we just laugh internally and go on with our work out. Halfway through, one of the guys hand us the remote so we could watch some Enlglish chanels. Have any of you ever seen, "The Cutting Edge?" For those of you who have and remember it, you will remember that there was this competition going on to see who could get up earliest to work out. That is how I have felt with our new friends.
Well, just a couple more thoughts and I am done. First: Have any of you watched table tennis during the olympics? Amazing! I have only seen the girls, but they know how to handle that ball! You think they are gonna slam it (like in tennis) and they pull back the last minute. So cool!
Second thought: Why, oh Why is there speedwalking as an olympic event??? Why? We turned the tv on during our morning routine and I thought it was the marathon event and the guy was just really tired. No, he was speedwalking! I thought that speedwalking is something that only older women do as a group and chat about anything and everything while doing so. It was a funny site. Well, for any of you who made it to the end of this post (I know that many of you probably scrolled down to find the pictures, but sorry, there are none today! Wahahahah) I am going to leave you with the homemmade granola recipe. There have been a few requests.
Combine in Large Bowl
1 C Wheat Germ
1 C Oat Bran
8 C Rolled Oats
1 C Chopped nuts (optional)
1 C Sunflower seeds (optional)
(I used soy nuts last time cause the ants got into my leftover trail mix that I was gonna use!)
Meanwhile in a suacepan, combine 1C Brown Sugar, 1 C Vegie Oil, and 1 C Honey. Cook over medium heat until brown sugar dissolved. Add 1 Teasp. vanilla. Pour over grains and stir until well coated. Divide mixture between two large cooking sheets. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes. When done, remove from oven, and scrape granola from pan and back into bowl (it will stick if you cool on pan). Let it cool in large bowl stirring ocassionally.
I usually half the recipe cause it still makes a ton. It usually lasts us for a few weeks. Let me know if any of you try it!