First, I’m starting Monday with a new to do list for the week.
Our weekend was both busy and slow.
My husband smoked a ham and 2 chickens so meals were easy.
Saturday morning, I tried to do some in store shopping but it was very frustrating.
First I went to Dollar General- I wanted to use their $5/25 Saturday coupon. It was so busy in there and all the shopping carts were being used by other customers. It was so crowded, I just left.
Then I went to a Walmart. This store is being remodeled -again!
Their AC was not working right.
I live in a college town and the students are retuning so many of them were shopping at Walmart with their parents so many of the aisles there were full with clumps of shoppers.
After I bought a few things, I got back in my vehicle.
Walmart is normally less than a 10 minute drive from home but it took me 30 minutes because so many major streets in my town are closed and/or being redone and because of the all the college traffic.
I finally got home and told my husband I may never shop in a store again. Of course at some point, I will. But Saturday morning was just no fun at all.
And I will NOT be shopping on Saturdays.
I hadn’t made energy balls in a good while but some the grands asked for them.
Mix the honey and peanut butter and vanilla. Then stir in the oats, then the chocolate.
Roll into small balls. 2 of mine probably equal 1 golf ball. But you can make them any size.
I have several containers of honey in my pantry but honey has really gone up in price.
I think to make these less expensive, any kind of maple, pancake syrup would be a perfect substitute for the honey. I know honey is from a different source than pancake syrup, but they are the same sweetness and consistency so I’m confident it would work.
The maple and peanut butter would be a good flavor combination too.
These energy balls are delicious and much more filling than a store bought granola bar.
They do take a while to roll into balls. I sat down at the kitchen table and watched a YouTube video while I did them.
I keep them in the fridge but they would be fine in lunchboxes for a few hours.
Anyway, sorry about my absence and for my shopping rant.
I’ve got a list to work on now.
Hope you all have a productive day and no shopping drama