My lifestyle allows me to call 'home' to a variety of places despite having only temporarily lived there. Hence, when I visit the H-Clan in Vietnam I claim myself as a 'guest' as I know that Vietnam is probably not going to be a long term living situation. I visit for three weeks and then pop back to school. This is why I feel that I am justified in applying the hotel scenario to my very own home. Did I take one or two packs of Vietnamese napkins halfway across the world with me in order to save a few pennies in my pocket? Yes, I did. And I am not even ashamed of it.
As a student, sometimes you have to relinquish the store bought for the home-made. This is where applying the hotel scenario in your own home can be of much use. Home-made goodness is always best produced in the loving environment of family kitchen yes? I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Mumma J and Papa Pete for providing me with breakfast for the last few months.
Christine's Home-made Muesli
By C. Henriques
WHAT YOU NEED:
3 cups wholegrain oats
½ cup oat bran
¾ TSP of Cinnamon
¾ TSP of Vanilla Essence
¼ cup sunflower oil
3 TBS of honey
1 cup of chopped, mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, chia, linseed)
1 cup of chopped, mixed nuts¾ cup of chopped, mixed dry fruits (cranberries, raisins, dates, apricots)
WHAT YOU DO:
Preheat oven: 180 degrees C
Place the vanilla, oil and honey into a small saucepan for about 2 minutes until combined. Combine the rest of your ingredients (except the mixed fruit) into a bowl. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine.
Once cooked, stir in your mixed dried fruit - and enjoy!