Monday, May 9, 2011

Extending the Arusuvai Chain with Four Grain Muesli

I am done with the moving and unpacking. Yet to get used to the huge community I live in:)
People do not even return smiles here. I was a little sad thinking of this, because in the US its so easy to make friends.
The best part here is a rent, read and return book store inside the premises. I felt it would kill the boredom I and kids are facing!
There is also a nice bread shop, grocers, parlour etc.

Its a pleasure to be a part of the Arusuvai chain. Aparna of "My Diverse kitchen" sent me some organic dry grapes. Since I was moving I could not think of anything easier than Muesli:)

(Bharathy, Srivalli and Lathamma started this Arusuvai Chain. Now the second season is organised by Sayantani of A Homemaker's Diary) . My Thanks to all the wonderful ladies !

1 cup medium or thick rolled oats/oat flakes
1 cup rolled rye flakes
1 cup rolled wheat flakes
1 cup rolled barley
1 cup corn flakes
1/2 cup dried dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or sliced/slivered almonds
1/4 cup whole flaxseeds or flaxseed meal
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried black grapes
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/3 cup raisins

Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. Transfer to an airtight container. If storing for longer periods, consider keeping the cereal in the freezer or refrigerator. 
Hot Muesli Instructions: Add 1/2 cup Muesli to 1/2 cup water, milk or soy milk and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. You can also microwave Muesli in a large bowl on high for 3-5 minutes, stirring once halfway through.  Makes two servings.

Cold Muesli Instructions: Soak 1/4 cup Muesli in 1/2 cup yogurt, milk, soy milk or fruit juice for 5-10 minutes, or soak overnight. Makes 1 serving.