Thursday, May 26, 2011

On my own

Aaron is off with friends in New Mexico at a surprise party for a good friend, so I've been on my own with the kids. He'll be back for the long weekend - but I have to tell you, it's kind of no big deal anymore to have the kids alone. They are so easy. (perhaps jinxing myself?) And the weather FINALLY is glorious. So I get the kids off to daycare in the morning, and then, after work - I get them, eat a quick dinner, and then hang out outside until bedtime. It's a blast.

Speaking of dinner, I have been feeling a bit guilty about the kids food choices. I went on a tear for a while trying new things, but if I'm honest they eat only the following: eggs, waffles/pancakes, nuggets, french fries, PB & J, pasta, mac and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches. And any type of fruit. No veggies. So I tried a couple new recipes recently - and while not all were a hit - Maggie freaking LOVES this one.

ENERGY BALLS (the 12 year old boy in me laughs at this)
1/4 cup finely grated carrots
1/4 cup rolled oats or Granola*
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 Tablespoon honey
3 Tablespoons peanut butter

Mix and roll into balls. I used granola - and such a hit. I got the recipe off this website, and I already made the meatballs (they weren't a HIT but Cam ate a few). Tonight I'm going to try the 'nugget' recipe.


HereWeGoAJen said...

Hmm. Does Maggie eat carrots normally? Elizabeth thinks carrots are poison. We might have to try this.

Deborah said...

That seems like a really good website. I'm going to check it out for new recipes!