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Yesterday I made homemade pink marshmallows. They were delicious and soft and fluffy and pretty. Had I made them last week and cut them out in heart shapes they would have been adorable Valentine’s tokens for teachers. So, a very successfully homemade version of something people usually buy at the store.
Today I made homemade granola bars. Not a success.  I followed the recipe in this month’s Everyday Food, but I ended up with not enough of the sticky stuff (brown sugar, honey, peanut butter melted together) to bind it all together. (Confession: I didn’t have enough because I cooked it too long and some of it was burnt and I couldn’t use it.)  So I’ve got a container filled with granola crumbles and chunks.  Not successful as a bar, but awfully darn tasty.  It would be great on yogurt, in cereal, with fruit, etc.  In fact, Paul is on his way home with vanilla ice cream right now and I think it will be delicious on top of it.

I made a treasure map for Robo-Pirate.  I was going to rip out the stitches for the  waves because I didn’t like how they turned out, but Clark’s face lit up and he said they loved them, and that’s more important than perfect stitches, don’t you think? Note: I bravely put in a shark fin!

I found the perfect item for my photo scavenger hunt today: #45 Soft.  I took a close up of the downy bottom of hen.  Check out this funny hen turning around as if to say, “why is my door open and why are you taking a picture of my butt?”



About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

4 responses »

  1. HAHAHAHAHA! That chicken portrait is hilarious!

  2. I love the map! I think you have to continue your series. I don’t know what you can do with them but something will suggest itself. You do them so nicely and they are also kind of funny.

  3. The marshmallows are beautiful! I had a similar experience with granola bars this week (I was using the Sneaky Chef version) but the one in the book ended being corrected later online so had one failed crumbly batch but, like yours, sure was tasty! Really enjoying your posts – thanks!

  4. Just had to comment that the shark fin was very very brave, indeed.


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