Ethan spent the weekend with friends. They rented a cabin in Estes Park so that they could watch the beginning of the Elk mating season. This is when the Elk bulls bugle to win the favors to the females. It is also the time when younger bulls try to take away some of the females to start their own herds.
Here's a lovely recipe that Natalie gave to me. I made a double batch of it.
Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix
2 Cups Pumpkin Seeds
1 Cup Shelled Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Sliced Almonds
1 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed
6 TBSP. Maple Syrup
1 Cup Dried Fruit (cherries, cranberries, apples)
Coarse Salt to Taste
-Preheat oven to 300 and line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.
-Mix all ingredients except dried fruit and salt.
-Spread evenly on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes or until brown,
stirring several times.
-Let cool and add dried fruit and salt to taste.
-Store in air tight container at room temperature.