I remember going though a list of “firsts” when we first moved here. This year, I am documenting many of our “lasts.” Today, I went to my very last Peruvian Mother’s Day show at my children’s school. It was as Peruvian as it could get. Rented costumes, fees for manualidades (crafts to make for the moms), items to buy and give toward the food canastas (baskets) that they give out to a mom from each class, and a show that lasted the majority of the day. 🙂 It was a joy to see all three of our littles perform this Mother’s Day. I have a ton of pics to post, but I post them because I know I will love looking back at them in the years to come…
Okay people, read the title, “H-E-A-L-T-H-Y.” Don’t go complainin’ when they don’t taste like unhealthy cookies. Truth be told, they are not my favorite. But the fact that my kids LOVED them means that I will be making these again. And who can beat TWO ingredients? Here is where you can find the original recipe with lots of professional photos:
Now on to my un-professional notes and photos. 🙂
The ingredients of the original cookie are the following:
- 2 RIPE bananas, mashed
- 1 cup of quick oats
Things I would suggest adding after making them:
- chocolate chips
- peanut butter chips
You just mix them together and spoon them onto a cookie sheet (and don’t forget to grease the cookie sheet like me). I fit them all on the same pan. You bake them at 350 F for 12-15 minutes.
And my kids ate them up. How can you beat bananas and oats as a snack? As the website says, you can serve them for breakfast, in a lunch, anytime. There is no added sugar! If I can get away with my kids being excited about cookies just by using the word and shape, I am a happy momma.
I am behind on blogging about several different events from this month so I thought I would just kill 20 birds with one stone. 🙂 This won't cover it all, but here is our December at a glance with some pictures to help tell the story…
1. Our new Cafe Connection location had its inauguration. I have been averaging a pan of brownies a week to sell to the cafe. Business is picking up. Slowly but surely.
2. Emilia has been teaching a Christmas series this month for Sunday School.
3. Somebody got their first major haircut.
4. We made Christmas cookies.
5. Ana's Kindergarten graduation party
6. We have eaten our share of Paneton and hot chocolate this season.
7. Christmas dresses that Gram bought last year fit us this year!
8. Greg and I celebrated our 8th Anniversary.
9. A little paint action outside on the patio.
10. I can't find poinsettas here, but I came up with my own red and white flower arrangement for the season.
11. We performed a Christmas drama in both of the schools where I work. It was our family Christmas project this year.
And Ana sang a solo in the drama…
12. Our Celebration gathering met the Sunday before Christmas in Naranjal.
13. A McKinzie Christmas
14. An end-of-the-year party for the girls school and a gathering for the teachers and principals I worked with