BUT in the Sayre household, we have graduated. To German. Ever since Volkswagon came out out with that commercial with the slogan being"Das Auto", we've been throwing Das around like it was going out of style, and adding a throaty German accent to make it authentic. Thus, das protein bars.
These protein bars are not my original creation. You can find original over at Passionate Homemaking, but as most recipes that come into my kitchen, I've tweaked it a little.
- 2cups almonds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (or flax, chia, or pumpkin)
- 1/2 cup dried fruit
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (if using unsalted peanut butter and sunflower seeds, you might want to add in 1/2 tsp sea salt)
- 1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2-3tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate morsels
I realize that looks like a crazy lot of directs for these little protein bars, but the quick and easy version is this:
Grind up the hard stuff.
Melt the soft stuff/add liquids.
Press into pan.
Cover with Chocolate.
Hattie has found herself a happy little cubby-hole to play in...in the bottom of our china cabinet. I didn't want her to at first, and tried to keep it blocked off, but she looks so stinking cute playing in there, what's a mama to do?
This morning, about 4am, I started thinking about the possibility of going to Camp. Camp Moriah, that is. It's a little overwhelming, and I'm not exactly sure what Emery thinks about us going (he'd have to stay here and work), but it's exciting too. I haven't been in three years. Since before we were married. It's such a powerful, wonderful, tiring week, but I've never done it with a baby in tow. Maybe we could only stay a couple of days...but it would be worth it, I think. Spiritual rejuvenation, fellowship with dear friends, and Hattie love love LOVES children, I think she would have a ball, in spite of the heat and dirt. So pray for us to have wisdom and discernment, if you think of it, of whether we should try to go or not.
Oh, and our meeting is this weekend! Elder Bradley will be with us Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning. I think this marks his 54th year of coming to our church to preach this meeting. Isn't that neat?
Happy Wednesday y'all!