Sometimes I worry that while my oldest is away at school she doesn’t eat right. Sometimes I can’t help myself and go on and on about how important it is to eat right and get enough sleep. Things are so much easier when you eat right and get enough sleep, don’t you think?
I remember when she was two I made her a fancy lunch of Thanksgiving leftovers and set the table pretty just for her. She was so excited, I have the same feeling even now. I want to go to her house and make her food.
Henry, Molly and I made her granola bars which isn’t quite the same as T-day leftovers but will have to do until she is home and I can make her eat greens and other healthy stuff.
These are from Ina Garten. Ina reminds me of a childhood friend’s mother. She comes across as la dee dah and maybe a little snobby but you know it is just how she is because she doesn’t know how to be any different. Anyway, that’s my take on the Barefoot Contessa…she is probably my favorite cooking show person as most of the stuff she cooks I would actually eat.
I like to try granola bar recipes, as my kids consider them sweet like cookies. This recipe is made with wheat germ and honey and you can substitute any dried fruit you have on hand.
Parchment paper is very helpful when baking as they are pretty sticky and it’s easier to lift the whole cooled pan full onto the cutting board.
Bon Appétit, Hadley!