So, I laugh, because i've had a particularly productive Sunday, and i'm not sure why. I must have gotten a good night's sleep last night and a strong cup of coffee this morning, because by noon, I had accomplished most of this stuff. Here's what I managed to get done today in order: Bake a quiche, clean the kitchen, sweep the whole house, do 2 loads of laundry (from start to finish including folding), pot all of the greens and start a bunch of other veggies, water the garden, take photos of all the stuff I am going to sell on E-bay, upload tons of music onto my computer, make energy bars for the backpacking trip i'm leading this weekend, bake a loaf of bread, pick flowers from the rose bushes, make cream of celery soup for dinner, and pack for my trip.
It's not even 7pm and the girls are coming over soon for our weekly Dinner and Drinks. How I accomplished so much today, I have no idea. Especially with all 4 seasons of the OC sitting on top of the DVD player on loan from my brother and waiting patiently to be watched. That's right, sometimes I watch mindless teen trash on the telly. We are all human.
It should also be noted that I did NOT manage to make the bed or take a shower today. Crazy, I know. If only every Sunday could be this productive.
And because I am awesome, I am going to share the energy bar recipe with you all here:
Kristen's Delicious Backcountry Bars
1/2 cup Sugar -or- 1/3 cup of honey or agave nectar 1/2 cup of butter (you can use earth balance or something similar) 1/2 cup milk (soy or almond works too) 1/2-2/3 cup of peanut butter (or nut butter of choice) 1/3 cup of Nutella or something chocolatey 3 cups oatmeal (not quick cooking) 3/4 cup raisins (or dried cranberries) 2 tbsp wheat germ 1/4 cup coconut flakes 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Directions: In a small saucepan, heat up the milk, honey/sugar, and butter until all is melted together. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add in the Peanut Butter and Nutella and mix thoroughly. Add the liquid mixture to everything else and stir well. Spread mixture into a 9X9 pan (or whatever pan you need for the bars to be about 1" thick.) Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Cut into small bars and enjoy!
These bars are rich and crumbly, and are perfect for a hike or backpacking trip as they provide a lot of energy. Hope you like them!