Hey everyone! I know that I haven’t been here in what seems forever but I am going to catch up everyone up to speed.
First news item: Dearest Husband has a job!!! That’s right, he is now doing remodeling work for a local construction company. The hours are great and we get to have him home on weekends for now. I an so grateful that God gave him this job.
Second news item: Baby Gabriel is growing like a weed. He is cooing, babbling and rolling over as well as discovering his footsies. It is so cute to watch his brothers and sisters play with him. He has started some solid foods like organic rice cereal, pears, squash and apples. We had his dedication in January so that was a big day for us.
Third news item: We will be homeschooling in the fall. We will be doing Miss E and Mister k but not sure about Mister N (we have to see what his testing says and whether or not he is ready for kindergarten)
I also have been reading about freezer cooking, making your own baby wipes and tons of other things. I will post about those things later.
Blessing until next time…
I recently went online looking to read other blogs from ladies with large families. I found this site (http://ladyofvirtue.blogspot.com) and saw her recipe collection. I decided that I had to make her breakfast bar recipe. However, her recipe just didn’t appeal to my taste that much, so I tweaked it. Below is the link to the original recipe:
Now don’t get me wrong, her recipe looks great. Now below is my revamp of the recipe
Not so Nutritious but still Delicious Breakfast Bars (my version)
1 1/2 cups butter
3 cups brown sugar
Cream together. Add:
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 cups raw wheat germ
1 1/2 cup coconut
2 cups hershey special dark chocolate chips
2 cups dried cranberries (craisins)
Grease two 9 x 13″ baking pans, fill each with half of mixture. Bake at 350*F until golden brown about 30 minutes or until a knife comes clean when inserted.
Cut into bars and serve with a glass of cold milk.
We make these the night before–they are more nutritious than granola (they contain eggs and not so much oil or sugar).
These bars also freeze beautifully. I have a batch in my deep freeze for quick breakfasts or on the go snacking.
Until next time….