If anyone can have a freak accident, it’s Erica. She’s like a magnet for strange injury. Yesterday, minding her own business, she was standing at a fence watching Nate’s baseball game. Suddenly she turned, and her face hit a garbage can so hard she completely split her lip open. There was blood everywhere! Soaked through her sleeve as she tried to hold it together. I couldn’t help but wonder how she didn’t realize the garbage can was there? Anyway, she’s going to have a fat lip this morning! I guess everyone has to have that kid that could run into a telephone pole on a wide open street. She’s that kid in our family.
On to our letter-O experiments! Delightfully easy, gluten free, non-fat, and super good; your kids will love these little oatmeal cookies. If your kids like granola bars, they’ll certainly enjoy this treat.
2 cups oats (any variety)
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/3 cup chopped or diced almonds
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. In small bowl combine egg whites and vanilla. Whip with a fork for about 10 seconds. Add the egg whites to the dry ingredients. Form balls with dough and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes, or until bottoms begin to turn brown.
I’m headed out to Arizona today, as I was invited by the Bosch Kitchen team to learn about what new things they have in the kitchen. It’s going to be sunny, amazing, and I’ll probably eat way too much fabulous food. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
On another note, my neighbor has put together a relay team to raise money for cancer research. If you, or someone you know has suffered with cancer, you know the importance of research! If you’ve been looking for a way to help, this is a great cause and a great organization! Simply click the “Donate” button on the right side bar of their blog to make a donation to the American Cancer Society and help my neighbors team raise some serious money.