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.