Today has been dreary. Yesterday was dreary. I never regret spending the day out of doors as we did earlier in the week, before the fickle Kansas weather changed again.
We have plenty of days when we are alone, the four of us, sunrise to sunset. It can make for a tired mother. I try to make daddy-less days special. Anyone who knows our family knows I will never. ever. be as fun, loving, giving, or wild as my dear husband.
So instead I just try to make really good food. To the heart, by way of the stomach.
These peanut butter balls, with the addition of some freash oranges and our endless veggie tray, make a fun, filling lunch. They are a bit extravagant, since they use an entire pound jar of nut butter and we eat them all. Yes, all. In one sitting. But we needed the energy! We had a trip to Riverside Park all planned out.
We like something crunchy in dairy-free pb balls, so we started with a few brown rice cakes crumbled up.
We packed up our backpacks and headed to the park. There was just no excuse for bending over books on a day like today.
"To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment."