Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shrimp, Granolas, Tina's PB Bars

Phew! I am so glad this is a short week- I don't think I could make it through a full length week! Did you have a good Monday/Tuesday? Quick review of mine:

Monday: Work, ran errands, taught Body Step, made a shrimpy dinner (boiled up some shrimp, peas, corn, broccoli and mixed it all with lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper and brown rice).

I also made up two batches of granola to bring with us to Hilton Head. The first variety contained 2 cups oats, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, sesame seeds), 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons honey, bake at 250 for 1 hour.
The second batch contained 2 cups oats, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup almonds/walnuts, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons honey, baked at 250 for 1 hour. Once it came out of the oven, I added another 2 teaspoons cinnamon and about 1/2 cup raisins.

Tuesday: Work, more errands, made Tina's PB bars (I used honey instead of agave, deliciousness), taught Body Attack (air conditioning was BROKEN in the group fitness room blehhhh), had a huge salad for din din.


Josh's parents and brother arrived tonight!! Tomorrow I am taking Body Pump and then working from home. We are all going out to din din to celebrate Josh finishing up his MBA!! More to come. What are you looking forward to this week?

59 comments:

Maria said...

Love your treats. Homemade granola is the best. I have a recipe on my blog that I love, in case you want to try a new one. I don't use any oil:) Have fun with your guests! I am looking forward to a long 4th weekend as well.

I Run for Fun said...

Homemade granola looks so yumm.

Have a fun time with the family. I am off camping, so that should be fun.

finsmom said...

Those PB bars look like the must ROCK!

Anna said...

I looooove Tina's recipes! I haven't tried that one yet, though. Looks awesome.

Holly said...

Girl you bake up some good shiz! Love it!

I am SO jealous you are going to HH. Our family used to go every summer and I miss it!!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

ranola number 2 looks great, nd I love the coconut in both of them!

What am I looking forward too... having thursday and friday off with no plans! I'm in desperate need of relaxing.

lilveggiepatch said...

I'm in love with everything in this post, starting with that shrimp! I saw a similar dish in Runner's World a few months ago.. yummy!

Have fun camping!!!

Alison said...

I really need to make those PB bars. I've seen several people make them and the look great.

Esi said...

Yum, both the shrimp and granola sound great! I'm looking forward to the week being over :)

insideiamdancing said...

love the look of that granola!

enjoy your family time- I am looking forward to catching up with my mom this weekend :)

Have a great Wednesday!

Anne said...

Ooh your granola looks so good, and so do those PB bars! Have a fun time with the fam! I'm looking forward to spending the long weekend with my family :)

ChickPea said...

That granola looks great! I am almost out of my Acai Apple kind, but I have been contemplating making my own--I've never done so! Have fun in Hilton Head!

Whole Body Love said...

I just saved that pb bar recipe the other day! They look so yummy, I have a serious relationship with nut butters. This week I am looking forward to getting my laptop fixed!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

those two batches of granola look so good so crunchy!!! :)
I'm so looking forward to the weekend because I'm heading to NYC!!

Miz said...

hope youre having a fun week so far.

and GREAT for josh. An MBA is a freakin huge undertaking huh?

and you know it as well as he since you lived through it :)

Lauren said...

Sounds like such a great productive week!

I want to try these PB bars, because they seem so easy to make and look wonderful.

I hope you have a great weekend in Hilton Head!!! Make sure to take lots of pics, I can't wait to see!

Have a good Wednesday!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Your granola and those PB bars look fantastic!! Not too surprised though since you are such a great cook :)

Have fun in Hilton Head! Two of my friends are there right now! I'm looking forward to the 4th since it's my bday! Have a great dinner tonight!

bhealthier said...

Wow what fantastic looking granola! I have never made my own!

That is so exciting for Hilton Head and that your family has arrived. I am so excited I found a few more venues on HHI AND a few more in Charleston! Now we just gotta get going before something else falls apart at the house!

Jeff and I are supposed to go to his Nana's lake house with his sisters, brother and neice and nephew so its a family weekend boating, skiing, fishing etc.


Have a fantastic time! :-)

Yum Yucky said...

I had shrimp last night! But I added sweet sausage. YUM!

Krista said...

Both of your granolas look fabulous! And so simple to make! I'm looking forward to having today off. A mid week treat....
Have a great day!

Char said...

I am looking forward to the holiday weekend!!! =D

The granola looks very delish!

-char

Fitnessista said...

you're going to hilton head?!? have soooo much fun :D
the granola looks incredible!
enjoy your day <3

Rose said...

Can you let me know the texture of that granola recipe? As in, is it super crunchy? I am looking for the ultimate granola recipe and have a weird thing about texture :)

Quinn said...

Seriously, everyone is making her bars lately! I've got to jump on that bandwagon!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Ohhh I have been dying to whip up a batch of those bars--it's def on my list of "to-bake" things as soon as I am situated in my apartment!

Diana said...

I really need to make homemade granola sometime. Your recipes look great -- perfect for a road trip! :)

Not too much going on this week/weekend. I'm basically just looking forward to 5 pm on Thursday night when I'm done with work for the week!

The Blonde Duck said...

I adore PB bars...I must make them. Now.

Marissa said...

That's so great he is done with his MBA!

teresa said...

This looks so yummy! I've been wanting to try granola for a while!

Chef Fresco said...

Busy week - meals look great though! Have fun in hilton head!

luckytastebuds said...

Oooh that home made granola looks fabulous!!! TOo bad I don't eat granola often enough to make it, but you make it sound SO easy!!!

This weekend I am definitely looking forward to spending time with my family in San francisco after 1 year of being separated from my parents! :D yayyyy

Red Head, Yellow DOg said...

mmm those bars do look good! you may have just sold me on making them :)

Have a fun time with the fam!!

burpandslurp said...

Making your own granola? Love it, esp since you can choose your own mix!
I hope you have tons and tons of fun!

ttfn300 said...

so many delicious goodies! yum yum. have a great weekend my dear :)

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

wow your shrimp dinner looks fabulous! I love having shrimp with brown rice especially with some broccoli!

Julie said...

I'm looking forward to getting some sun :) definitely gonna make those PB bars I love them!

Brooke said...

I love those bars and granola!! Tina has such fabulous baking recipes! :)

Have fun with the fam and on vacay!! Catch some rays girlfriend!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Congrats to Josh! That's wonderful. And I love that you made homemade granola! Easy, right? My husband just made some too and honey is a great choice for sweetener.

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

I could eat the whole tray of your granola bars. I love making my own granola, no preservatives, no extra gum or chemicals AND it's so easy and so much fun to make!

Diana said...

Your PB bars came out way better than mine! Oh well. I can't wait for the weekend because that means I'm on vacation and goin to VEGAS next week! Wahoo!

Bec said...

those bars look amazing!

Irene said...

I love the shrimp dish! Looks great!

Lori said...

Love that granola recipe. Nice and simple. I need to try it. Enjoy your 4th!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Mmm, homemade granola - did it cancel out the broccoli stink?

Congrats to Josh, and I hope you guys have an amazing trip to HH.

Weekend plans? 4th of July cookout. Can't wait for some grilled yumminess and fireworks!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

WHOA the AC was broken?! That must have been a SUPER cleansing sweat sesh! I hope you have a blast and get to relax! You're such a beautiful busy blonde and deserve a little relaxing time nameen?

sweetandfit said...

love your shrimp-y dinner and your baking!

I'm looking forward to the weekend =)

Tasty Health Food said...

That shrimp dinner looks so good. I have to try making homemade granola sometime. Even though I'm not such a granola fan. :P

Danielle said...

Homemade granola looks great but I'm so intimidated... :) enjoy!

The Blonde Duck said...

Hope you had a good 4th!

RunToFinish said...

gosh all the bars look amazing! i made some last week and couldn't stop eating them. I think I ate only bars for like an entire day..yeah i haven't made any more

bHealthier said...

hope you are truly enjoying Hilton Head!!

Happy 4th of July!

Bridget said...

YUM love your granolas!!! I'm almost out...need to make more asap!!

I must try those PB bars too! Hope you had a great 4th!

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Sweetie Pie said...

I've been wanting to make my own granola, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Your granolas look awesome!!

Juliana said...

Wow, love the homemade granolas...the pictures are great!

amanda said...

i always love your yummy food. i want to be invited to one of your gatherings!

Lisa said...

The granola looks awesome! Have fun!

Pearl said...

those PB bars must've been wonderful!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Oh, I love making home made granola!!

Thanks so much for the recipes!