So my family is currently having a four man dance party, disturbing my peace of mind while I’m trying to write this post. Let’s ignore them, and focus on the story I’m about to tell you: Once upon a loooong time ago….my sister and I desired to be top notch pranksters, like what we saw on TV. Our prank? Convince our mom that we’d run away to the army. We wrote her a long note, describing how we needed to take a break, and that we took some appliances, but don’t worry, she could always restock those. We argued over unplugging the microwave from its socket (“pull the plug!” “NO, NOT FROM THERE! That’s the STOVE! GOD!” “OK, SORRY!”), and then scattered items around the house to make it look like we left in a hurry. When my mom came home, she was puzzled as anyone (who comes home to find that their children have run away to the army) could be. She eventually found us hiding in a room…maybe our extremely obnoxious giggling gave it away? Needless to say, she probably categorized us in the “I hope my grandkids don’t turn out like these two” category! Now onto today’s recipe!
Quote of the Day
“Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.” – Dalai Lama
Word of the Day
Funambulist (n.): One who performs on a tightrope or a slack rope (the funambulist maintained his balance.)
-1 and 1/3 cup dried cherries (or dried cranberries)
-1 cup pecans, almonds, or walnuts
Blend both ingredients in the blender until no big chunks remain, and a dough forms. Press down hard into a pan, and put in the fridge for half an hour. Once it is settled, cut into bars.
Nutritional Info (per one square):
Fat: 3.3 g
Carbs: 7.8 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sugar: 6.1 g
Fiber: 0.7 g
Protein: 0.6 g