I’ve been so proud of myself lately and not just because a brilliant brain storm turned into a totally awesome treat (see below) but because that sleek and pretty road bike sitting in the garage has finally seen the light of day.
As long as Ted promises me a meal at some point during a bike ride, I’m in. Last Sunday, on a not so warm day with rain threatening on the horizon, we took the bikes on a 44 mile excursion to Turning Stone Casino for breakfast. It was a good half way point to meet Richard who rode his bike from Syracuse.
Breakfast at Emerald Restaurant
On the way back, we only made one stop (too much coffee at breakfast)
Sore and very tired but proud of myself for having the endurance to get on the bike after a long winter of not riding at all and riding a rolling hill course for 44 miles.
Did I make you hungry? Try this recipe.
Fruit and Nut Balls made with left over trail mix.
You know when you buy a bag of the fruit and nut mix and the nuts have lost their crunch? The fruit is a little dry?
The mix is not cheap so you feel obligated to choke it down. Stop choking. I’ve found a way to rejuvenate the mix. Make it into another delicious little snack and you don’t have to add anything.
Get out your food processor and pour in the mixture.
Start the food processor and let it run until the mix gets sticky. You can add a handful of raisins or dried cranberries or dried cherries or other dried fruit it you want to add a little more moisture. You might even add just a teaspoon of peanut butter!
If you grind the mix long enough, even without adding anything, the oil from the nuts will eventually begin to stick the mix together.
Check out the servings per container on the package as well as the nutritional facts. Roll into balls equal to the number of servings on the package.
If you roll into 14 servings (as on the above bag) and you don’t add any other ingredients, each ball will be equivalent to the nutritional values indicated on the package.
Nice, neat little snack.
Moist and sweet and nutritious.
What’s your favorite nut, fruit and/seed mixture?