This building is called "The Batman building" and is in downtown Nashville. This photo was from our August visit which was just for fun. Little did we know at that time that we would be back in Nashville a month later for not so fun activities.
The first thing I saw when we entered the waiting room at Vanderbilt was a great view of downtown Nashville with this building front and center. So, this building will be forever etched in my memory. I only hope it will be a good memory. I'm getting sappy, aren't I.
Saturday, the first day of fall, we went to the fair in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to enter my photos into the exhibit. Several things were getting set up, but the bulk of the rides were probably still at the previous location.
The rabbit judging was ongoing
and so was the chicken judging.
I don't know the criteria, but these all look the same to me, especially from this viewpoint.
Would you believe that I have never eaten a funnel cake?
I save my fried dough eating for Cafe Du Monde and Krispy Creme.
I do always get a greasy corndog, though.
Today we go to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Please send good thoughts.
I have been making granola at home the last few months.
(I think of Wilford Brimley when I see granola. If you are younger than about forty-five you might not know what I'm talking about. lol)
It's easy. I read several recipes on the internet and just made up my own from there.
Mix together in a large bowl:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil (yes, olive oil is OK. This last batch I used half of each, but I have used just olive oil and it was fine)
1/4 cup brown sugar
Then mix in:
3 cups oatmeal. I used part oatmeal and part multigrain cereal shown in the photo.
Nuts of your choice and the amount of your choice. Unsalted is better. I use plain almonds, sumflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Walnuts are good for you also.
Mix this well until everything is coated. The cereal will create lumps with the honey mixture so just keep breaking them up until it is consistent in texture.
Spread on baking sheet.
Bake at 275 degrees for about 20 minutes. Stir at least one time during the 20 minutes.
NOTE: It will be sticky after the twenty minutes. Don't put it back in the oven or it will get too brown. It will get dry after it cools.
Allow to cool on pan.
Add dried fruit of your choice after it is cool.
Pack and in keep in freezer. I use canning jars.
And in my bowl with plain greek yogurt, honey, and cinnamon, dried cranberries and apricots. I just add dried fruit to my bowl each time rather than to the entire batch. Of course, I stirred it up before eating, but spared you a photo since it isn't that appetizing to look at.
Contrary to what some of you are probably thinking about living in the deep south, I've never eaten poke salad and we don't grow it on purpose. I do love collards, kale, turnip greens and we do grow them.
It and the morning glories are growing wild along the fence around my husband's garden.
As Kathy commented on another post earlier this week, I think the grasshoppers are having a feast.