So first of all. . . I am pooped. Seriously, this first week of school.ever has me exhausted. It's not like it's crazy or anything, but this new routine is taking some time to get used to. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! Anyone out there doing a happy dance (come on, don't be shy!)? It might be the fact, that in order to get my kids up and out the door to walk to school, I also need to be up and ready. That being said, I decided that I am much more awake if I get a run in before the kids get up. So, the alarm goes off before 6 and I go and see the sunrise. By the time I pick Ethan up at 1:30, I am exhausted, he's exhausted and in dire need of a snack. I don't know how it is in your house, but usually chocolate milk accompanied by a snack saves us from any potential meltdown that may be brewing.
Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup rice krispy cereal
mini chocolate chips
In a small sauce pan, melt butter, honey, and sugar together. Let it come to a boil for 2 minutes. Take off heat and add vanilla. I never measure, but it's about 1 tsp.
In a large bowl, combine oatmeal and cereal together. Pour sugar mix over the top and stir to combine. Pour into a greased 9x9inch pan and press firmly down. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top and press down firmly. Let sit for several hours before cutting them into bars. Store in zip lock bags.
Enjoy! I hope you are surviving your week! How do you survive the first week of school?