Yowza! I guess that was a hot topic, there was a whole bunch of you here over the weekend! I had every intention of hanging out in the comments with you all as you shared about your grocery budgets; but then you all just kept rolling in with such helpful and supportive information - one after the other - all weekend long! I realized very quickly there was no way I'd be able to keep up as much as I would have liked to. So I think instead I'm going to distill everything from the comments and do a follow-up post of sorts toward the end of the week. Here is one thing I know for sure... we are so in this together people.
For now I have a whole bunch of shipping to do (thank you! thank you!), time in the studio to make the most of, and a girl who needs to be picked up from soccer camp in two hours. Oh, and yoga tonight, the last night of another month long tantric hatha workshop... yummy.
I'd like to offer you a little thank you recipe today. It means a great deal not only to me, but to everyone who stops by here, that you took a bit of your own precious time to add you voice to the comments on Friday's post. I think we all felt a connection with one another from across the globe and it was a really, really good and cozy feeling. You're the best.
1 1/2 cups all natural creamy peanut butter
1 cup honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup milk powder
2 sleeves graham crackers
coconut for rolling them in
Roll the graham crackers into crumbs, or if you have one, use a food processor. Melt the sweetener and peanut butter on the stove in a sauce pan until warm and runny. Add all the ingredients to a bowl (minus the coconut) and stir. Roll (gently press and squeeze) mixture into balls (smaller than golf balls), then roll in coconut. Not a whole lot of coconut will stick, but it's still nice to do. I hold the ball in my hand with some coconut and try to press it in. That's it! These could be kept in the fridge or on the counter, covered.
I think 3 Honey Nutters and a piece of fruit makes a really great summertime (or anytime) breakfast for the kiddos. It's the little things... take care.