Me: Mary are you hungry? Do you want lunch?
Me: What do you want?
Mary: I like your eyes, mom.
Me: Do you want a sandwich?
Mary: You have a belly button like mine! Does daddy have a belly button?
Me: Yes daddy has a belly button. Now Mary, look at me. Do. You. Want. A. Sandwich?
Mary: *pointing to her shirt* this is a red circle.
Me: Alright fine. We aren’t having lunch today.
Mary: Can I have a sandwich please mommy? You look very pretty today!
I don’t often participate in Works for Me Wednesday but this really works for me.
Around here lunch time tends to be crazy. Maybe we went out to play group or did some errands in the morning and now we are back, it’s almost lunch time, both kids are grumpy because it’s almost naptime and I still have to make lunch. Maybe I spent the morning doing school with Mary or doing some baking, all of a sudden Mary starts getting really grumpy which of course sets of Luke and again I haev to try and keep them both happy and make lunch.
Well here is my solution!
Every night when I am making Nathaniel’s lunch for the next day I make a sandwich for Mary and one for me. That way I can just go to the fridge and pull it out and voila! Lunch is served.
This might not help you if you are more organized or better than me at that whole time management thing… but I find it super useful!
Yes, you read that right. Peanut butter bacon cookies. And you know what? They’re good! And easy! And I don’t even like bacon.
When I saw the recipe on Joy the Baker’s blog I was intrigued but then when I told Nathaniel about them he pretty much demanded that I drop everything and make them right now.
So… the long awaited recipe courtesy of Joy the Baker:
1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and dices
In a skillet over medium high heat, fry up bacon until cooked through and let cool on paper towels until cool enough to dice. Dice up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Fold in cooked bacon.
Roll into large walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If you’d like, roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before making the cris-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to… your mouth.
*Just a side note, next time before I cut up the bacon I am going to squeeze it in some paper towel and make sure I get as much grease off as possible, they are a little greasy.