Tuesday, June 12, 2012

God Gives Us Rain....

Well I guess I got through week one of no personal Facebook and I did very well.  I have actually had fun without all the drama and games on Facebook.  I suggest we all do it.  We need to go back to the old fashioned ways of communicating.  I am spending a fraction of the time that I use to on-line.  I am actually reading books I had planned to Sarah.  Going to bed well before midnight each night and my laundry doesn't seem to be the chore it once was.  So all in all, my week went WONDERFUL.  I find I am more even tempered as well.  I still get frustrated, and my child has lost a few toys as a result of not cleaning up after herself, but those are normal. 

This week, my new added challenge is no living room laptop time.  Kitchen table only.  That serves two purposes really.  It keeps me limited even on how much "research" I do, how much I spend on study time and how much I spend reading blogs and writing my own.  This is day one.... we will see how it goes.  The study one might be hard.

Our weather was nice this weekend and yesterday, now we are back to drizzle.....  NASTY.  But in the wisdom of an almost 5 year old, I am reminded that God gives us rain so things grow:  and so He does, in more ways than one.  At least we had fun in the park at the spray ground yesterday with Sarah's "BFF" and her parents.

Last week I shared Mrs. Kombucha's off spring with our Chiropractor...  Now his family will be able to enjoy her as well. 

Tonight our homeschool group is having their "graduation" for the year.  Sarah will be given a certificate from us for her achievements this year.  We also made No Bake Cookies to take along.  Yummy in the tummy....  I like to think of them as kind of healthy.  Kind of.....  not all the way healthy...  but well, they do have oatmeal in them.  *grin*  PLEASE, don't shatter my illusions! 
And the funniest thing Bear has said to me today so far, "Mommy, I'm wearing your shoes, so that makes me the mommy now..."

My recipe is a little different than some.  Here it is! Click on the title for a printer friendly version.
NOBAKE COOKIES (Momma’s Recipe)
2 C.  white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cube of butter
4 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 C. crunchy peanut butter
3 C. quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 C. coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium pan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for appx 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, coconut, and vanilla. Drop by the spoonful onto wax or parchment  paper. Let cool until they are set.

This is an easy and fun recipe for kids to help with.  No baking involved, the only issue might be when it is cooking on the stove, but very easy to supervise that portion of the project.  There are just a few ingredient and nothing really complicated.  They also pack pretty well for picnics and they are even something you could take and make while camping too.  No oven is needed.
What kind of fun things do you like to cook with your children?  I would love to hear about them!
Bear and her BFF blowing bubbles in the park.


  1. How brave you are to take a break from Facebook and limit your computer time! I do find that my days go better when I have a limit though, so I understand. Those no-bake cookies are a favorite of mine - your version of the recipe looks especially good!

    thanks for visiting me during my Coffee Break! Drop by again any time. ;-)

    1. Thank you Kym. Try the cookies sometime; they might go good with the coffee. ;-)

  2. look great! pinning them now - thanks for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen ;) really hope you'll continue to join us!

  3. I have done the same thing with Facebook and I truly believe it is a blessing. :-)

    The no-bake cookies look delicious! I am definitely going to try these with my kiddos. How perfect to not have to turn on the oven on a warm summer day!

    Thank you so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope to "see" you again next week. :-)

    I also am your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your lovely blog.
    Many blessings,

    1. Thank you Lisa. No "Face" is turly proving to be a blessing for us. "See" you again soon.


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