I know Valentine’s Day isn’t until next week, and it happens to fall on a Thursday, but… we won’t be here! We will be up in the mountains relaxing, tubing, and hopefully teaching the big girls how to ski! (Can’t tell you how excited I am — haven’t skiied in 14 years!) So, it only seemed appropriate that today we did a Valentine-themed Thankful Thursday!
I first made my favorite new recipe, which I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about, yet. Not only are they deeeelicious, but incredibly easy to make, and even somewhat “healthy.” I’ll share the recipe below. I think this is the 4th week in a row I’ve made them! (Can we say “addicted?”)
I put Natalie in charge of the centerpiece. She did a lovely job!
And, as if we don’t already have enough Valentine-themed decorations around here, I couldn’t resist buying these fat paper straws from Target. Aren’t they fun?
For the tea –er– hot chocolate –er– drink, I melted red candy melts along with a bit of hot chocolate mix. Result? Kids loved it — Daniel and I found it disgustingly sweet.
Sierra doesn’t like these yummy bars. (She obviously doesn’t have my genes!) So, she got a pink marshmallow, instead!
Yummy “healthy” bars
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup rice crispies
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Mix the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil on low heat until melted. dump in te rest of the ingredients and stir. Pour onto a 9 x 11 or 8 x 8 inch pan ad put in the refrigerator to cool. They need to be eaten right out of the fridge or else they’ll melt. I’ve done both pan sizes — the smaller is, of course, thicker, but both are awesome. The original recipe is from HERE. Enjoy!!!