I’m starting the new year with a satisfying bowl of rich creamy yogurt and crunchy oh-so-good for you Ginger Molasses Granola.
What a great year 2017 was. So many memorable moments.
It was the year we got to meet our sweet little Cora “Beany.” Poppy started walking/running/climbing, the hub’s took an amazing paternity leave, and I wrapped up a healthy pregnancy.
We took several great trips with the girls as well as some much needed kid-less trips, just the hubs and I.
We spent time with our families, time at the beach, lake, splash pads, parks, and back grounds.
We roasted, grilled, fished, hunted, smoked and baked delicious treats. Tried new restaurants, raided countless bakeries and devoured an insane amount of donuts.
We watched Poppy learn to run, climb, talk, draw and fall madly in love with her baby sister. We also witnessed Beany grow from a tiny infant to a strong smiley always happy 4 month old who loves to cuddle and admire her big sister.
I’ve watched my hubs be the best dad to our 2 sweet little girls. And boy do they love their dada.
We started the year as a growing family of 3 and ended it as a deliriously happy family of 4. 2017 was one of my favorite years ever.
So I’m started the new year on a healthy note with one of my favorite morning treats. Granola. And in honor of the winter season, I’m making GINGER MOLASSES GRANOLA.
Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves give this granola a warmth and spice. While the molasses lends a dark sweetness that is so festive, wintery and comforting. Add it to creamy yogurt or enjoy it with milk and man oh man! Get ready for a party in your mouth.
As I sit here reminiscing about 2017 next to a smiling baby and the flickering light of my favorite candle, I know I am so fortunate and grateful for this life and the people in it.
Cheers to 2018, all good things and delicious granola.