Monday, October 3, 2011

from Ina to Hadley

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.

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Bon Appétit, Hadley!



Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Are you sending them in that Pyrex dish? They look lovely in it. Ina is about the only Food Network person I can watch - and I do love her food.

Prairie Rose said...

I know what you mean about College Girls.
My little Sis just left for college (half way across the states too!) last month and I am concerned about her health, as is my Mum of course!
We send her goodies in boxes as often as we can, but I am not sure what to do about making sure she gets enough sleep????
(dose the homemade goodies with
snooze-y pills???, thats probably not a good idea...)

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOSH those look so good, I was hoping at the end I would read "...and so we decided to wrap all the bars up and send them to Hadley" :) I guess I'll just have to come home and demand that you make them for me!

I am about to make chocolate chip walnut cookies except without chocolate chips and without walnuts and without can do that right??

Love Hadley

Freckled Hen said...

Silly Hadley, Henry and I mailed them to you this morning!
Good luck with those cookies, like father like daughter?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They look so good! I haven't made them in so many years...I might check out that recipe! I know she will be pleased to get a care package! That's always fun! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! I just read Hadley's comment! Very sweet...and cute! ♥

Andi said...

I just got a recipe today from a coworker for cereal bars that resemble the Quaker Oat bars. I can't wait to try it!

I have that same old chicken refrigerator dish! I got it from my Grandmama, but alas she had already lost the lid when she gave it to me.

Dawn said...

Those look delicious and I lurve that plate!

Paula said...

I'm gonna make these. They look GREAT!