Day 2 of #SmoresWeek!
This is kind of torturous for me because I decided to go paleo on Saturday or Sunday or somewhere around there. I can’t remember, my brain is not functioning correctly due to lack of pizza and sushi.
I’m not doing it longterm. Also, not really paleo because I still put large amounts of splenda in my coffee and drink 15 Diet Pepsis a day.
But, foodwise… paleo.
I just want a warm chocolate chip cookie.
That’s it. Just one cookie.
To distract myself, I’ve been binge-watching Wentworth. Have you seen it? It’s like Orange is the New Black but without the funny parts and I was bawling halfway through the first episode. It’s intense.
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Are you loving summer?
I’m loving summer. This has been the best summer of my life and we’re only a few weeks in. My kids are all at really good ages for outdoorsy things right now and we’re just really loving everything central Texas has to offer.
Plus, we’re counting down the days to our next roadtrip!
Wait. Another roadtrip with 3 boys and a dog?
Amanda, are you crazy?
How’s the time change treating you?
Won’t lie, I slept until 9:42 yesterday morning. Can we talk about how awesome it is to have kids that can pour their own cereal and entertain themselves for a little while? I feel for all of you with tiny ones.
It was also really nice to have daylight for so long! It was almost 8 by the time the sun finally faded. You know what that means? Food bloggers are no longer cooking dinner at 2 pm! Yay sunlight!
Like I mentioned this weekend, the kids are officially on Spring Break and I’m officially not leaving the house until it’s over.
(Don’t judge me – you try going anywhere with 3 boys!)
So in an effort to avoid the grocery store, I have breakfast for dinner planned for several nights this week. And these Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes are definitely on the menu! They use ingredients I always have on hang, they take no time at all to cook up, and my kids are obsessed with them.
I mean, what’s not to love about peanut butter and bananas?2
I recently had a really fun opportunity to participate in a baking Blog Hop. So I baked something, sent it off to Becky of Somewhat Simple, and received the yummiest Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from Jenny of Picky Palate.
This Blog Hop featured the new Pillsbury Purely Simple baking mixes. They contain simple ingredients, no colors, no preservatives, and no artificial ingredients. Have you tried them yet?
I used the Pillsbury Purely Simple for these Loaded Cookie Bars and it was fabulous. The mix only requires a stick of butter and an egg if you want to make sugar cookies. I, of course, added more than that! This bars have white chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, and milk chocolate candies!
I would’ve added more but I ran out of things in my baking cabinet!
I love these kinds of bars! Something fun and different in every bite! Plus the chewy cookie itself!
And since I started with the Pillsbury Purely Simple baking mix, these took no time to whip up! The hardest part was waiting for the butter to soften!