We rarely do crafty food projects. In fact, I may be correct by saying that we never do crafty food projects. I don’t even want to tell you about the cake pop fiasco that happened when I attempted to make a batch for Amir’s engagement party. It was such a mess. When it comes to cake pops, some people are champions, and others…well, they get a “good effort” pat on the back. When it comes to chocolate covered-anything, now that is a place where we can keep up with the competition. When we were asked to replicate a cute and holiday-appropriate treat with only three ingredients, it was a no-brainer. The fact that you can do these on your own, with friends, family or children is what makes them an excellent holiday project.
Providing nourishment has been one of the number one ways to show someone that you care. You can bake a cake for your mom’s birthday, bring a savory tart to a friend’s holiday party or deliver chicken noodle soup to someone sick in bed. Parents of newborns enjoy good food as well. Neither one of us can possibly imagine what it’s like to have a little baby on your hands, but we do know that it’s not an easy job. The last thing you want to do while bouncing a bundle of joy on your knee, warming up a bottle, shooing the dogs away and trying to tie your shoe is think about dinner for the evening. You barely even remember that eating dinner is important. When the sun has risen the next morning and you’re rolling out of bed, bleary eyed from a sleepless night, it’s also possible that a healthy breakfast is forgotten as well. In an effort to help two new parents with a baby boy, this granola was born.
We both have automatic ice cream makers ready to go in our cabinets. Up until now, though, they’ve been just been chilling on the shelves, collecting dust. We were so excited when we each got ours, but after churning one or two varieties of homemade ice cream, for whatever reason the batches just stopped coming. Recently, we’ve come to our senses, brushed off the gadgets, rolled up our sleeves and got to work. It’s summertime for crying out loud! We could be enjoying homemade frozen yogurts, fresh sorbets, and endless ice cream flavors. No more excuses.