Monday, July 20, 2009

Grab and Go Breakfast

I hit the day running and other than weekends, there isn't time for breakfast. So, sometimes "breakfast" is an oatmeal cookie or a honey and oat granola bar. If I'm desperate there are some snacks in the break room at work, but Pop Tarts in my opinion, are not food.

Or this time, a little treat to take into the office and share. Scandahoovian Almond Bars. A rich, not too sweet, buttery dough flecked with sliced toasted almonds and just barely drizzled with almond infused frosting. They're tender crisp yet soft in the middle on day one. Day two, they're crispier and great to dunk in coffee. Day three, I hear they get pretty hard but I've never had any last that long.

27 comments:

  1. Hello Lass,
    Delicious post again. if you keep this up, I may try my hand at baking, something other than bread. I'm staying late at work, and your post has made me so hungry, its driving me home earlier. Thanks.

    Take care, Lass.

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  2. Yeah, I kinda saw that day three description coming. Or, rather, not making it to day three.

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  3. I love my Bersa 380. Like the first girl you ever really kissed. Ah, those first nostalgic moments of legal concealed carry. Sometimes i carry double just so "she" can come along. Steve

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  4. Yummm....

    And there is more than one Black Dog close to your heart, it would seem. :)

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  5. Yum. Me and Ursula out back at the table w/coffee and those things. She says you don't do bearclaws because you don't want to hurt her feelings, but she wouldn't mind, really. So there ya go. ;-)

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  6. Those look real tasty to me. I know I usually skip breakfast myself.

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  7. My wife has a recipe for Oatmeal Monster Cookies. Two MC's and a couple of cups of coffee, will keep just about anyone going until noon or later.
    (ask and ye shall receive)

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  8. Stan in MinnesotaJuly 20, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    uffda you bring back memories of Thanksgiving and Christmases past. You don't make lefsa do you, I would be willing to attempt it myself if you want to try.

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  9. Ours (or the variant thereof which we make) never survive to day 2. If I hide some, I might get to dunk them in coffee. But yours look really good.

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  10. Oh dear, you're going to make my teammates fat :)

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  11. While I love almonds, I must disagree on a point... Pop Tarts, are, very much so, food. Well, at least baked candy.


    Ummm.. baked candy...

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  12. Delicious indeed! You forgot to put the amount of calories we get just from looking at the pictures!

    And thanks for the quick return! Two weeks without a Brigid post is a form of torture you know... ;^)

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  13. Welcome back, Brigid. We missed you like crazy!

    Chris

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  14. Now Im hungry for breakfast and the Sig I ordered 2 months ago.. *sigh* they are way behind on their orders.

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  15. Um, Ursula's not my wife. She is the bear out by the picnic table where we hang out and drink coffee and nosh on all the great stuff coming out of your kitchen. (I think she is a Beorning,(Tolkein, reserved or not) because she talks of course as most bears don't.)
    I do have a wife, to whom I am devoted. (She's a pretty good cook too.) Anclent vows about forsaking all others or not, I could not let the "celtic darkness" take hold of you without throwing you a line. and...along that wildly careering line...it has been said that even paranoics have enemies. It is clear enough to me that anyone with their wits about them must feel depressed at the state of our nation today. I would still rather have my wits about me and be grieved than be of the cattle (or just an everyday bear) with no deeper worry than where the next berry bush might be. Thanks for your writing.
    I read "Atlas Shrugged" (better late than never)on your recommendation. Thanks for that too. It was not a "happy" read, for all its truth. I enjoyed it thoroughly nonetheless. Your political thought is in the same vein and I just bet it wrings you out. Enjoy your break. There are a bunch of us who enjoy you.

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  16. My Mom was Scandahoovian, and her Christmas cookies reflected that history. Almonds always played a part in her recipes, but I've never had cookies like the ones you shared!

    Gonna have to get out the ole recipe box and add that one for sure!

    Welcome back, my dear. You're sounding much better. Hope you're feeling better rested and grounded! :)

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  17. Yeah right, stuff like that would never last more than 1 day around here.

    I really like the RTT Bersa. I'm considering buying mom one for her birthday.

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  18. Kendra - I have quite the collection of Scandinavian recipes. Christmas can be very fattening around here. though I usually only make one or two kinds. My mom would make a dozen different kinds, plus lefse and coffee cakes.

    stb - oh. . the BEAR. heh! Sorry about that.

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  19. Brigid,
    Welcome back. I think my Dr. is going to limit how much of your food pics I can watch so I don't gain too much weight. :). Seriously, I couldn't last around so much heavenly goodness.
    Your gun box(s) must look like Carteach0's. Full to the brim. My Bersa is the Mini Firestorm in 45ACP. I'm "an old fogey" when it comes to the calibers.
    Again, welcome back. We missed you.
    YeOldFurt

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  20. cmae across this link and thought of you has nothing to do with your post.....

    http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Firefly

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  21. That sure does look like a delicious treat! Might have to try them with my coffee!

    Thanks,
    Scott Croner
    Merriam’s Turkey Hunting FAQ Part I
    Merriam’s Turkey Hunting FAQ Part II

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  22. Those seem like something that if dipped into coffee I would eat a lot of and it would not be good. As for the gun it is nice enough. Almost got one not that long ago but got an ugly soul less Glock 19 instead. Liked that one enough to get another. Will eventually pick up a Walther PPK/S because a friend has one I've fingered and shot, it is just real nice. Guess in the end I will have multiple compactish weapons which is not a bad thing.

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  23. You always write the way I wish I could. Your emotional connection with the outdoors, your firearms and the way you feel about people is fantastic. Please accept the burden that a higher power has put on you to express what others can only hope to see through your writing. Thank you!

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  24. In our house we call that "cringler". Yummy.

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  25. OK Food Post, you should get a bunch of comments... :)

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