Where has the time gone? 2013 has been quite the year for me. We got married (ok, granted that was 27 December 2012 but who’s counting), got pregnant, bought a house and oh hey, we had a baby! As is the common outcome of getting pregnant, I suppose. But in all seriousness, What A Year.
When people tell you that having a baby changes your life, as cliché as it sounds, you really don’t understand what that means until it happens to you. Until recently, my ‘old’ life seemed but a dream – the eating out, the sleeping in, the lazy days, the baking… all of it, a fragment of my imagination. Most of those things (sleeping, lazing, baking) are still but a pipe dream. But lucky for me and my sanity, eating out has turned into a day time routine and soon I hope, one day in the next year perhaps, I’ll get to eat dinner out again.
But still, again clichéd, I wouldn’t swap it for the world. And if it means I can’t bake for a while, so be it. Because my lazy-ass ingenuity can still find super easy recipes to whip up. Like this choc nut muesli slice which is a ‘mix in a big bowl’ recipe and takes about 5 minutes. And it’s healthy to boot!
It’s now five days to Christmas and not many more til we hit 2014. Wishing all my readers, friends and family a wonderful silly season and the best of the best in the new year.
|Chocolate nut muesli slice|
|6 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (meltable)
8 tablespoons nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter etc)
6 tablespoons milk (any kind)
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
4 tablespoons chopped walnuts
4 tablespoons dried fruit (eg raison, cranberries etc)
|Makes quite a few slices – depends how big you cut them!|