Tuesday, February 26, 2013

oatmeal, chickpea cookies, and homemade playdough {today}

this is what we eat almost every weekday morning:
oatmeal, a tiny tish of organic cane sugar, frozen organic berries, ground flax seed, nuts, and assorted other fruits- yummy!

We found some phonics games I made when I was a para in a LD room a million years ago before I had kids.  They were all Snoopy themed of course!

Jeffrey worked on his mammoth dig today.  He got it from my parents for his birthday but has been saving it because he wanted it to last longer. :)

We needed to give our neighbors a baked good thank you gift for watching Boo while we were in Minneapolis this past weekend so MB and I made some chickpea/oatmeal cookies.  They're really good- from Jerry Seinfeld's wife's cookbook(came out several years ago).  The kids are intrigued that there are chickpeas in it.  All it does is make the cookies puffy and moist... oh and adds protein too!

MB thought is was pretty fun using an "ice cream scoop" for the dough-
I told her it was a cookie scoop.  Do you have one of those?
It's from Pampered Chef and it's a dream for forming perfect cookie dough balls- plus the you don't have to use your finger to get it off the spoon.

Then we decided to make a big batch of homemade playdough- all the kids helped... until it got too hard to stir and then I had to take over- boy did my arm get a workout!
I don't remember which recipe we used but there are a million out there...

Mickey kneaded it for us and then they each got two blobs and could choose what color they wanted to make it.  I had a whole bunch of sugar-free kool-aid packets sitting around(I was going to try to dye wool with it but never did) so they used those to make them smell good and look good.

They played playdough the whole rest of the afternoon.
Good cheap fun! :) 
I love listening to Jeffrey practice his piano(keyboard)- he's getting so good.
It was a productive, fun day today- my favorite!

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