This makes it look like we were very productive, but there were several days spent in pyjamas too.
Although, like most parents, I get a lot done even when I'm in pyjamas. Let me see, there's laundry, cooking, dishes, baking, tidying, cleaning...I could go on, but you know what I mean.
On New Year’s Day, the four of us went to the Art Gallery of Ontario for Family Sunday.
We saw the Chagall exhibit, and the kids were given companion activity guides, which kept them busy looking for images in the paintings. Very helpful, as they would normally be “bored.”
We also participated in art activities related to The Adventures of Tintin. My son had just seen the movie, so it was good timing.
The kids made boats and attempted to float them in a pool of water. They also created treasure maps and the (foil) “bottles” to put them in. A Cape Breton fiddler was on hand to provide entertainment, along with some step dancers.
Back at home, we made an arugula salad with sautéed mushrooms on top, inspired by one we had at Bar Italia the week before. Delicious with a light olive oil vinaigrette.
We made this “15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta” from Oh She Glows. I was hoping it would be terrific, but not really expecting it to be, since it’s so easy to make. I doubled the recipe so the whole family could have some. Turns out, it’s delicious. Next time, I have to put a little bit less of my brother-in-law’s home-grown garlic, though. I loved it, but the kids found it a bit much for their tastes.
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Berry Oat Bars
- ¾ cup margarine
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 1 ¼ cups light spelt flour
- ½ cup organic sugar
- ½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- 1 tsp light spelt flour
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Oil an 8-inch square pan.
In a small pot, melt the margarine and set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, sugar and melted margarine.
Set aside one cup of this mixture.
Press the rest of the mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake for 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together the fruit, jam and 1 tsp of flour.
Spread over the baked crust and sprinkle remaining oat mixture on top.
Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes until golden.
Cool completely and cut into bars.
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