So things are getting back to normal here after our trip. Work has crazy been busy, but busy is good. We've met some good friends and have plans to keep us busy all the way through Christmas. Plus, you guessed it, we just booked a trip to Santorini, Greece! So, I can't complain! The weather is much more bearable now, although its still hot here compared to the cool temperatures most of you are enjoying right now.
No Halloween plans. We'll have to make next year extra awesome to make up for our slacker attitude this year.
Granola here is expensive, so I decided to make my own! It turned out pretty good and was easy to make, so I thought I'd share the recipe. I unfortunately can't take credit for it though, its from Everyday Food
-Preheat oven to 300 degrees
-In a large bowl combine 3 c. rolled oats, 1.5 c. chopped pecans, 3 T unsalted butter (melted), 1/3 cup wildflower or orange blossom honey, and 1/2 t. coarse salt
-Mix well to coat
-Transfer to a parchment-lined pan and spread in an even layer
-Bake until oats are lightly golden, 30 minutes, stirring halfway through
-Makes 4.5 cups
Whitney's Note: I used regular honey and I lined my pan with aluminum foil and it worked fine as well. I also added cinnamon to the bowl and then raisins when it was done!
PRAGUE FOR ME = FRESH AIR, OLD, FALL LEAVES, COFFEE WITH FOAM, STATUES, DETAILS, SIMPLE, COBBLESTONES, ART NOUVEAU, SHOPPING, PATINA, CAPRESE SALADS & BABUSHKA'S
So our trip was AMAZING! We started off in Munich where we met up with friends. We lucked out with a pretty great hotel that was in a quaint little neighborhood and not far from the train. We filled our first two days with Oktoberfest merriment and then went sightseeing the last day. Our first day of Oktoberfest was a weekday, which was perfect because it wasn't quite as busy as the weekend and we were able to get a table in the Hofbrau house. That was the tent we hung out in the most. By the weekend it was a sea of people.*
Three days of Munich was about all we could handle though. Our diet for the first part of the trip consisted mostly of beer, pretzels, sausage & saurkraut. I even bought some saurkraut when we got home because I was going through withdrawels!*
Then Prague.... I feel like I can't accurately explain or capture Prague other than just telling you its amazing. If its not on your "must see" list, then add it immediately. All the buildings are perfect with so many intricate details. Everywhere you turn there's something old and cool. It was overcast mostly while we were there, but I felt like it was fitting because Prague seems like a very moody/brooding city with all of its gargoyles and towers. We spent a whole week there and I really feel like we "did" the city. We walked EVERYWHERE and experienced so many amazing things. I hope you all get a chance to go.