School holidays are almost over.
Very soon we are back to routine, structure and getting everyone out the door at 8:25.
Very soon there will be lunches to pack, homework to be done and days without my little big people around.
Already I am counting down to the next break. To the slower pace that I love, where time doesn’t matter and where we are all together. Where nothing needs to be planned or remembered. Where my husband may take an impromptu day off for no other reason than so we can all hang out and perhaps wander off on an adventure: be it a bush walk, a trip to the zoo or to see a play.
Despite wishing that we had one more week to chill out at home, I am trying to focus on the positives and on the fact that these holidays were great. Everyone was calmer, we saw a little more of Dad and I wasn’t stuck on the couch consumed by morning sickness.
Of course, there have been some difficulties. Moments filled with defiant girls, cranky boys and exhausted parents. But all in all it has been a couple of weeks overflowing with laughter, love and simplicity and for that alone I am thankful.
Soon enough I will be back to the constant running around and mathematics homework that I cannot understand……
Not Quite LCM Bars
- 5 tablespoons hulled tahini
- 4 tablespoons honey*
- 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 cups puffed rice
- Place the tahini, honey, vanilla and salt into a mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Add the coconut and mix to combine. Add the puffed rice and use slightly damps hands, or hands rubbed with coconut oil, to combine the mixture.
- Once it is well combined press it very firmly into a lined loaf tin or the holes of a silicon mini muffin mould. Place in the fridge overnight to set.
- Serve. Eat. Enjoy!
*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.