Hi friends! Happy Tuesday!
We had an interesting night last night—Lila was SUPER fussy from about 5:30 to 7:30, but then she settled down, and by the time we were ready for bed at 10:30, she was happy as a clam. She slept from 10:30 to 3, and 3 to 6. I hope this schedule sticks—I’d love to have her “witching hour” fall early in the evening, as opposed to late at night (or, eek, in the middle of the night).
Yesterday, we tried out a major piece of baby gear:
The ergo carrier! I have an ergo carrier and a moby wrap. We tried the moby wrap over the weekend, but she still felt kind of small for it—I was worried that she wasn’t getting enough air! We’ll give it a go again soon…but for right now, the Ergo is working great! As soon as we got her into it, she passed out:
…and stayed passed out for the entire time we were baking, plus a walk that we went on. Not too shabby!
My mom and I made these granola cookies to take to the hospital and my doctor’s office as a thank you for all their help. We made a LARGE recipe of dough, but you could obviously half it. These cookies kind of fall into the “just throw whatever you want into the dough”-type recipe…and they turned out delicious.
5 cups granola (we used Nature’s Path Flax Plus—so good)
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed potato chips (if you omit this, up the salt to 1/2 tsp)
2/3 cup ground flax
3.5 sticks butter
1.5 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups all purpose flour
Pre-heat oven to 375.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients from granola through flax.
In a standing mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs. Add flour slowly until combined. With a large spoon or spatula, fold in granola mix until well-combined. Dough will be very thick.
Drop by the tsp. onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until starting to turn golden. Allow to rest on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing.
So good! Great texture from the granola and all the add-ins, plus that nice mixture of salty and sweet from the chips. Love it.
Hope you have a great Tuesday! We’re going to try to clean up this messy house a bit, and then I’m meeting with students for conferences later today. Can’t believe it’s back to the grind already—but there are only a few weeks left in the semester. I’ll be GLAD for summer!!
Have a great one!