Similar to the 1 Bowl Recipe I recommended last time, I highly recommend referencing this recipe from 2013. We’ve starting adding a few heaping tablespoonfuls of creamy peanut butter. And we have also tried subbing in peanuts for the walnuts and adding crushed pretzel pieces. The sky’s the limit with these cookies.
If you don’t have a little person in your household, move on. If you do have any little people, you’re more than likely currently bombarded with ads for water tables and subscription boxes for crafts and science projects. I’m here to advocate for a reusable sensory bin. We are using birdseed because it is dry, sweepable, and safe to leave on the ground outside. We’ve thrown in some sand toys, pine cones (from our Christmas tree decorations), plastic eggs (from our play kitchen), and empty food containers. We play with it outside and when we’re done, we put a lid on the container until our next session. Done and done!
This is not meant to be condescending, it’s meant to be a gentle reminder that we walk past inefficiencies all day that we can easily address. I’ve been making a list which is a bit confronting, but it also feels great when I fix even just one. My favorite so far has been moving my dry baking ingredients into airtight storage containers. These are the ones I used.
The world is really ragging on 2020, but we are coming to the halfway mark, so let’s see if we can turn this thing around — day by day. Who’s with me!? It's not the year's responsibility to make sure we are taking care to respect ourselves and every person we encounter, it is our own responsibility. As you scroll through your feeds today, watch the news, explain challenging issues to your kiddos, or actively participate in protest for change, consider how your words and actions will impact the rest of 2020 and forever to follow.