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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chocolate date balls

So I just discovered this recipe.  I love the date rolls they sell at the grocery store but they are kinda expensive:( so I had some leftover dates and found this recipe:
1 1/2 cups dates
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp of coconut or rolled oats
Pinch of sea salt 

Pulverize everything in the food processor.  If it is too dry add some water by the tablespoon.
By the tablespoon, roll mixture into a ball then roll in coconut (or not).  

Mine was really gooey so I added more oats and some coconut.  Maybe if I put it in the fridge before rolling, it wouldn't have been so messy... But then I couldn't have licked my hands off! See photo above.
I put mine in the fridge afterwards and they were great!!! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Life is good

I know it is suppose to be Thrifty Thursday but blogging hasn't been happening regularly... There is a story there but that's another blog... But I was inspired by this photo so
I went with it...

So this was my dining room table sometime last month...

Crazy cluttered

Daphne's Doh Vinci craft stuff
My apple and peanut butter breakfast along with my AM tea
A bowl of dog food for the dog we were babysitting
Some toys to be passed down to cousins
A clapper for a future hockey game, which still hasn't made it to an actual
Hockey game. I think it is still on the table:(
A cribbage game we are still trying to figure out how to play?
A Christmas decoration on the wall we forgot to take down
Our Costco jar of vitamins

The table is not always this cluttered and I actually prefer it way less cluttered but for this moment in time it shows that we are living a great life:

We try to stay healthy, so far so good !
We have good friends that trust us to take care of their dog
I start the day with two of my favs: Apple & PB with a tea
My daughter lets her creativity roar
We have family to pass on toys we have outgrown. This extended family of ours we love a lot
We make time to play
We aren't perfect, we forget and we have good intentions

Wouldn't change a thing!!!!

So content 
So at peace
So happy