Cat loves Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies. If I buy a box, she will consume the entire thing. So, when I saw this pin, I thought that it was a good “end of the first week of school snack”. Lets see if she agreed…
As always, when baking is involved,
I have, beside me,
my trusty side-kick 007
I didn’t even have to tell him to pose.
He saw the camera,
leaned in toward the mixer, smiled
and said “Is this a pin?”
What will he do next week
when he bakes without
The dough comes together quickly.
After you divide it into two
(fairly) equal portions,
bake it for 20 minutes.
Cat came home and sniffed the air with a smile.
She knew something awesome
was about to happen.
After they cooled, I spread on the icing.
That is the face of a happy sixteen year old.
I cut it into 8 pieces,
even though she thought
the whole thing was for her.
Her first words after tasting were
“Shut up” and “Yeah, man.”
That’s teenager for
“Dearest mother, thank you so very much
for providing me with this brilliant
biscuit after I toiled at my studies all day.
It is divine.”
I speak teenager,
so I was flattered.
If you love oatmeal cream pies
and can eat gluten
(which seriously rules out
a bunch of my friends)
You’ll be glad that you did.
🙂 6 more, Ladies and Gents.
And they are HEALTHY! 🙂
I’m still on my quest
to find the best energy bites/bars.
I thought I liked the blueberry ones,
but cookie dough sounds so decadent.
Can this taste like cookie dough without eggs, flour or butter?
Let’s give it a go.
Equal parts oats, walnuts and almonds
with salt and cinnamon.
Grind it up.
Add honey and vanilla.
Add a few chocolate chips.
I mixed them in with my hands.
The instructions say to form it into little balls,
but I wanted to see how it would do in bar form.
I lined a bread pan with wax paper
and pushed the mixture into it.
Freeze it for about an hour.
Cut it into bars.
See that one missing?
007 took that one…
and ate it in 5 seconds flat.
He proceeded to ask for another.
I had to cut him off.
“Mom, but I like cookie dough!”
I didn’t even tell him what they were called.
Success! They are win.
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Top 10 Pinning Summer Projects from 2013
Honestly, I should just have an entire countdown for the wonderful food that we ate last summer, but since I can’t, let me just tell you that this recipe is requested by Papa and Cat often. 007 isn’t a fan because it contains peanut butter. For him, I just save a bit of pasta and chicken and toss it with some leftover tomato sauce. Oh my, did I slip another one in there? 😉 It was a delicious summer.
If you were to enter the bathroom Papa and I share, you would see sweet little notes written in erasable ink. Sometimes they are notes of encouragement, occasionally they are notes of apology, but usually, they are quotes from poems, scriptures or song titles. Right now, one of them reads: “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies” while the other proclaims “Huzzah!”
If you get bored easily and love words, you need to make a few of these.
Ok, you could also use them for practical things like lists and signs…whatever.