Despite/in spite of my recent creativity slump, I did make some reusable snack bags for the kids' lunches/snacks.
We aim for a (mostly) plastic free lunch and have been loving these and these containers. Yet I was surprised by how many ziplocs bags I was still using. Reusable snack bags were in order. After doing a little research I decided on this tutorial for 100% cotton bags that can be thrown in the wash. The kids loved choosing the fabrics and I felt so thrifty busting those scraps!
:: These pecan caramel rolls - made dairy free with Earth Balance. I could not stop thinking about them.
:: These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, again made with Earth Balance and they were perfect. We also doubled the amount of chocolate chips and nixed the walnuts.
:: This basil-tomato-balsamic pasta, a staple around here lately.
:: This play dough recipe, made the best yet by reducing the amount of salt to 1/4 cup and doubling the amount of cream of tarter to 2 tsp. It's super sticky at first so I just plop the gooey mess onto parchment paper. But never fear - when it cools, it is perfection.
I take this picture so often, but, really, can you blame me?