One of the things I love about the weekend is how if the stars align properly and you plan just right and your child cooperates and the moon is in the seventh position about the orbit of venus … and well, you get the idea. If everything goes well essentially, you have time to focus on your favorite things. This weekend, some of those favorite things included food and family. Both Josh and I had time this weekend to spend some time cooking and lots of time as a family.
First up, my contributions. Josh went out for a bike ride and Miss Mar was feeling sicky (*another* ruptured ear drum, bah) so she was happy to ride around on my back while I tried out another new recipe.
Homemade Oatmeal Granola Bars. Yes oatmeal, see a pattern here?
That’s some serious amazing deliciousness. Both mama, dada and Marion approved! Modifications were that I ran out of honey, so only had 1/3 c instead of 2/3 c. So I went with 3 tbsp of honey instead of just 2. And added extra raisins since Marion loves them. The texture on these is amazingly perfect. They don’t crumble at all, which makes them a great snack for the car. They’re firm enough to hold their shape, but chewy enough that you can easily bite them. These are going to be a household staple from here on out for sure.
Josh also had time to play with his new birthday present
A new grill, yay!
And dinner, yum!
Thanks to the wonder of slow burning charcoal and a nice bike ride, he also had time to clean his bike.
Aided by Daddy’s little helper, of course.
Grease monkey is going to get you!