Thursday, August 9, 2012

I'm Still Here! Update and a Recipe!

Well, it's been almost six weeks since  I sold and moved out of my house and started looking for a smaller home in order to down-size.  Much to my disappointment, I have not found anything available that I would even consider making an offer on...:( ***sad face***.   I am trying to keep a positive outlook, but I must admit that it's getting harder.  Seriously, there have been no new listings in my price range for two weeks!!  I just have to believe that a perfect home is out there for me, it's just a matter of when.  So, I'm asking everyone to please say a little prayer that I find a new home soon.  To make matters even worse is that I do not have Internet except on days that I work and some of those days I'm very busy and not a lot of Internet time.

On another note, I've been cooking and baking so I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes with you.  I could be addicted to Wendy's breakfast bars.  Here is my version:

Super Fruity Breakfast Bars
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 eggs at room temperature
1 cup old fashion oats
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour

Mix butter, sugars and eggs until incorporated.  Slowly add all the dry ingredients until mixed well, but don't over beat.

Fold in:
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried blueberries
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Pour in a 9 x 13 pan sprayed with a non-stick spray.  Sprinkle some oats on the top and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven.  Do Not Over Bake.  I start checking them after 15-20 minutes.  They will look wet when they are not and the center will be a bit doughy and dense.  Cool on a rack until pan is cool.  Turn out on a board and cut in squares and store in an airtight container or large storage bag.  They are oh so delicious, especially with a cup of coffee.

Variations:  Use your favorite dried fruits.  These are my favorites.  The original recipe used raisins, dried apricots and plums.  You can also bake them as cookies, I just like the bars better.

Enjoy and I'll be in touch when I can.  I miss my blog and all blogging buddies!  Hopefully, it will not be much longer...

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  1. Hi Ginger! I will keep you in my prayers. I went through a similar thing years back, house sold 1-2-3 but couldn't find an appropriate place. The right home is getting ready for you, I am sure. xo

  2. Keep that positive thinking and'll find something soon! If you lived in WA, I'd offer my fourplex, which is getting turned into condos soon.

  3. Hope you find a place soon!! It's not a lot of fun when you're looking for that perfect place.

  4. Try not to get discouraged! The perfect house will come along and you'll be glad you waited! Sweet hugs!

  5. Hang in there. I hope you find something before too long.

  6. I hope you find something really nice very soon. There will be one waiting to find you. x

  7. It's coming your way! I know it will happen soon. You are missed, however, I've not been blogging that much either. Thanks for the recipe ~ something I think the grands would like too.


  8. I know this is frustrating for you. We miss you and hope you find the perfect new home soon.


  9. Hi Ginger!

    Am so glad to hear from you! Hang in there, God's timing is perfect and the perfect place will come soon!

    Keep in touch!

  10. Sorry to hear about the house situation. It's hard to get the timing just right. We found a lot and a builder that will work for us, but the house is going to be ready a year before we are ready to move. We bought it any way, since that is the only place that looked perfect after 7 months of looking. But I guess it is better to have it too soon, than not soon enough. It's hard getting the timing just right, since we want our daughter to finish high school where she is. So we will have an extra house for awhile, and then we we go to sell the house we are in now, it may sell before she finishes school. Oh well, it will all work out. Hope you find something soon!

  11. I might try to make these for Shanley. She is addicted to breakfast/snack bars! Keep us posted on the home search.

  12. I know how hard this can be, Ginger. We sold our house, and moved to a smaller one to downsize. Now, we are wanting to move to the mountains and maybe build a house there. It's so unsettling at times like this, isn't it? But I know God will guide me to our next home, and I will say a prayer that He will guide you too, my dear friend.

    These breakfast bars look so yummy. Wish I had one to go with my tea right now.

    Take care, and know that everything will work out.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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