Growing up, my dad did very little of the cooking in the house. But he had a few specialties - beer battered fried fish, tuna noodle casserole with potato chip crust, and, my favorite, granola. It was delicious especially if you took the time to discard the dreaded banana chips. Store-bought granola just isn't the same so I've taken to making big batches that last at least a month. I use my Aunt Carol's recipe and am even brave enough to include the wheat germ. If wheat germ has a Council, they should hire marketers to rename it. No one wants to eat germs.
Last night we went to see a live taping of This American Life at Lincoln Center, part of a six-City tour to launch their new televison program on Showtime. A few of the presenters were disappointing, but the clips from the new show were wonderful and bode well for an interesting, quirky program. The biggest laughs of the night came from the outtakes, many starring a bewildered Ira Glass who admits to still wrapping his head around working in this new medium. The show premiers March 22nd.