Now that sweet Maria is on a good schedule in terms of napping, Thomas and I find ourselves with the perfect opportunity to spend time one-on-one in the morning for an hour or so during her morning nap. We've made some care packages for friends and family recently, a few of which have featured a favorite snack around here -- homemade granola bars! We've experimented with lots of mix-ins like walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins, peanuts, and chocolate chips. We have yet to find a combination that we don't like!
You need to hear Thomas say "spatula" in person -- it's almost as cute as this picture.
Thomas' little collection of ingredients he sampled between bouts of mixing
Hey lady, enough is enough with that camera!
Since both Drake and I have decided to forgo chocolate for Lent this year, granola bars have tended toward the fruit and nut variety. Celebrating the Resurrection is sure to bring chocolate back into the snack rotation!