Aug 11, 2013

Two is Better Than One

Huge kudos to all your single parents out there.  Wow, was that a long 10 days without the extra set of hands.  Just when life can't get any more hectic, you are down one man to help get through the chaos.  We survived, and I must say did a pretty great job of keeping to all routines.  I was late to work everyday this week, but hey, A for effort, right?

We spent out Sunday together, as a family, and boy was it amazing.  Fun at the park, pulling weeds, (never ending task) water table splashing and Aaron and I even found time to enjoy time together.  I ran with Bella while he caught up on T25 that he missed, and then we both did one together (since I missed the second video on Friday.)  It may not have been the way others view spending time together, but for us, it is exactly what we love to do together.

We have a few more road trips planned but time is winding down for both of us as the academic year is fast approaching.  While I love when the students come back, I am sad that I will go back to my 8-5 schedule.  When I work until 4 I always think, "wow, it's 4 already"? And when I work until 5 I always think, "wow, it's only 4"?  Yup,  I need a job where I can work till 4 all year round.

And because I am so deprived on sweet treats, (by choice) I came across this recipe that was a must for this evening and close to a fabulous day.  On. My. Word. These cookies are amazing!  I don't know if I will ever eat regular chocolate chip cookies again because these may be more delicious.

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mix everything except the chocolate chips in a food processor. You should have a nice wet, sticky dough when you’re done.
  3. Using your spatula, scrape dough into your mixing bowl and mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
I dare you to not eat the entire pan.  Double dare.

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  1. Katy Baker JohnstonAugust 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Oh my... I have just saved this recipe and will be making these soon! :)

  2. They are amazing! Well Aaron and I thought so, Brody not so much. Not sure whose kid he is because surely my kid would love chocolate!