Grand Opening Prep And A Granola Recipe

by Jen on June 10, 2012

The big day is finally here! Monday is the grand opening of Metro CrossFit & Training Center! I spent most of the afternoon/evening working to wrap up last minute tasks – everything from stocking the locker rooms with toiletries to sending confirmation emails for the preview classes to assembling Ikea stuff. This week is going to be crazy but I can’t wait to celebrate on Friday at our grand opening party. It’s so cool to be a part of this experience! I’m learning a ton.

Breakfast before teaching yoga was plain Greek yogurt with honey, bananas, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.

I had an egg scramble on my mind after teaching. I wanted to use my farmers market veggies. I sautéed heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, red pepper and spinach and then added an egg, some fresh herbs and grated manchego cheese. Topped with some avocado and served with toast and a slice of watermelon.

And true to form I panicked about everything I had to do after I finished my brunch and instead of starting to work, I made granola.

Honey, Fruit and Nut Granola

2 cups oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup (or more) dried fruit (I used golden raisins, cherries and cranberries)
1/2 cup (or more) nuts (I used almonds, pecans and peanuts)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl until oats are coated and everything is well combined. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes. Stir and return to oven for 5 minutes. Stir again and bake for 5 more minutes. Let cool completely and store in a airtight container.

I’ve received some comments that you haven’t seen Sullie lately. She’s her normal cute self. I especially love it when she uses her paw as a chin rest. So sweet.

Dinner tonight was pasta with vodka sauce with shrimp and pancetta. Based on this recipe. Salad on the side.

I’ll leave you with some inspiration to start your week. I read this to my yoga class this morning after we talked about how every single person in the room experiences good times and bad times and the importance of realizing where you are and what you can learn from it.

Wishing you a wonderful week.

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate June 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Yum I love fresh granola!

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2 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath June 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I love that quote at the bottom of your post–all of thos things are just SO true. Have a great week! :)

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3 Emily June 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I really love that last thought. Thanks for sharing.

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4 sana June 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Yay! Hope this week is not too crazy for you!

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5 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile June 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I absolutely LOVE that! Thanks for sharing!

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6 Nicole June 11, 2012 at 12:02 am

Love that list–add in a few other pearls of wisdom and it sums up the therapeutic advice I give most people. ;)

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7 Julie June 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

Good luck with the grand opening, I’m sure it’ll be great!!! :)

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8 Lisa June 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

I’ve been loving making my own granola! It’s the best. Sounds like it will be such a blessing week with good times ahead! Good luck with the opening tomorrow for you! I love the last photo, absolutely wonderful!

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9 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } June 11, 2012 at 6:30 am

Good luck with the opening this week!

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10 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes June 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

Good luck with the grand opening today/this week! You’ve worked so hard, so don’t forget to enjoy it :)

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11 Earthy Nicole June 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love those rules :) They’re very in line with what I believe and it’s true, I often have to remind myself of these things because it’s easy to forget. Congratulations and good luck on the opening! xx

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12 Sarah June 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

So nice to meet you today! Thanks for having us – we loved it!

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