This week has turned out to be so busy! Monday was pretty normal, as was Tuesday. But on Wednesday, we crammed in enough activities to make up for that! In the morning, we had a messy playdate organized by my friend who has two littles. The kids got to paint a big canvas with ‘worms’ (spaghetti covered in acrylic paint), catch bugs in nets, and decorate their own caterpillar. It was great! Little B would still rather be on his own, doing his own thing, not getting messy at all. He must take after his mum.
Then we went home, did a quick change into our ‘farm clothes’ and grabbed some snacks. There were some hours available at the farm and we thought we’d better take advantage!
After a couple of hours we returned home, scrubbed off in the tub (another grungy ring to clean) and threw together some batter for a Deep Dish Cookie Pie. I didn’t even have time to bake it before we had to leave for dinner at the same friend’s house we were at earlier (I baked it when we got there).
On Thursday we had another playdate at the library. We hung out there for a bit, had some snacks and then I took Braeden down in the stroller to grab some groceries at the store before driving back home. It was so hot!
Today there are more hours to work at the farm so that’s where we’ll be!
Here is a cookie recipe that I made last week when I had a sweet craving:
Healthy Honey Oatmeal Cookies: From food.com
After gathering all my supplies, I mixed together the wet ingredients. I only used one 1/4 cup of brown sugar instead of one 1/2 cup. I knew that if these were going to be devoured in an instant, I needed all the help I could get.
Then I added the dry ingredients. I’m a bad baker sometimes and I don’t sift my stuff together before I dump it in. I do try to shake it evenly over the top so I don’t get clumps of salt anywhere! I must say, I’ve never had a problem with that happening. Also, I added about a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, just because I love that flavour in an oatmeal cookie!
I baked them for 15 minutes but they were a touch overdone. I usually bake them a few extra minutes because my oven runs cool but I think I got sidetracked this time.
What is your favourite healthy-ish treat?