I really wish I could take little videos of what goes on at my work everyday and show you all. There is some pretty funky stuff that goes on there.
I work at the pool, in case I have not said that before (pretty sure I have, though). It is quite the hot spot for the middle schoolers. Side note- I really, really, really hope I was not nearly as annoying as the middle schoolers now a days, when I was in middle school.
Back to the story. Not only do we have endless amounts of middle schoolers at the pool, we also have nursing mothers. For some reason the sand pit tends to be quite the hot spot for that kind of business. Now I understand babies have to eat and what not, but these ladies could at least be a bit more subtle. Or more private. I don’t know…I’d just feel a bit uncomfortable taking half my swimsuit off in front of a boatload of people. They are really just quite comfortable with themselves I guess.
Back to the middle schoolers. They think everything that is against the rules is like the funniest thing in the history of the world. Honestly the “I need a catch at the bottom of the slide” joke is not that funny. Really. Because some of these middle schoolers look like they are 4, which is a totally reasonable age to get a catch, but I never really totally know how old they are. So it ends up being a predicament for me. They also like to make these little kissy kiss sessions on the hill where it is totally completely awkward for me to break it up. But that is not just them, it’s also people my age, and adult people. THAT is when it is awkward for me to break it up. It’s really hard to yell at someone older than you to stop making out. Just try it once.
Anyways I made pumpkin granola and it is very delicious. I LOVE granola and this is delicious version that [unsurprisingly] tastes like pumpkin granola bars-also delicious . Laterzz
5 cups oats
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey or corn syrup)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, salt, and spices. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, syrup, and applesauce. Whisk until smooth. Pour this mixture onto the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in chopped walnuts. Spread mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from oven and stir slightly. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container until ready to eat!
Random Fact of the Day: Fireworks were originally invented in 7th century China to scare away evil spirits.
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