Thursday, March 26, 2009
I AM NOT A BAKER, But I will Bake for a GOOD Cause!
I have '>mentioned on here before about how Meghann over at The Inner Workings of a College Graduate is currently getting ready to train for her first marathon in May with Team in Training, for the Sandiego Rock and Roll. Well not only is she training for this marathon she has committed herself to raise $3,900 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with TEAM IN TRAINING. She has come up with some fun and creative ways to raise money for this wonderful cause.
In February she held a successful Blogger Bake Sale, and she raised over a $1,000 dollars! She still has money to raise so she is hosting yet another Blogger Bake Sale on April 6th. This time I am making something to bake for the sale.
What to bake? I am not a baker, I love to cook, but I tend to burn everything I bake. I also don’t like following recipes, and I know when you bake you have to be very precise. So I found something to bake that I can’t burn!!! I thought I would experiment with it last night so that they could be perfect for the Bake Sale:)
NHerShoes Power Bars
Some of the ingredients:
I basically followed the Big Sur Power Bar Recipe, from the book Super Natural Cooking. I did change a few things, and added in a few things too. After the bake sale I will disclose the entire recipe!
This was so fun to make, kind of reminded me of making rice crispy treats, but the healthier way of course. I couldn't wait to cut them up and give them a try! It made about 24 bars, so I am keeping half and taking the rest to work to see what my co-workers think?!
This morning I decided not to run at 5am, my body was telling me to rest so I listened!! I am about to do some Yoga here in a minute, and still have kickboxing tonight so it’s not a full day of rest. I will go out for an easy 40 minutes tomorrow morning for sure!!!
For breakfast I made a Monster Smoothie, the Mix:
It was so nice outside that I enjoyed my drink on the patio:)
I also had one of my Homemade Power Bars.
Aren’t they sooo cute?! Not to mention, taste amazing! There is a hint of espresso in them that I absolutely love, and Hubby even liked them and he hates coffee!!! So please bid on them on April 6th so I can make a homemade batch just for you!
By the way Hubby is doing great on his TBL Challenge, I am so proud of HIM!!!! Oh and I just watched the TBL from last week and I can’t believe they ran a half marathon, that is INSANE!!!!
Off to do some Yoga, then Parent Conferences(I get to watch the kids), AKB, then off to Thursday Night Group! Have a Fabulous Thursday! One more day till FRIDAY!