I have some dramatic children- even though I pretend to be perplexed by this- I really am not...I am pretty dramatic and the apple does not fall far from the tree!
Me and Z were on the couch the other day zoning out on a little TV induced R&R- and I had to grab my camera- because the way the light was hitting her- she just looked so precious. These first two pictures remind me of her ultrasound picture- a perfect profile- so sweet.
Once she realized I was taking her picture, she quickly jumped from TV-mode to performance mode- gotta love it!
Combine (with assistance- alternating each ingredient one child then the other) the milk, flour, sugar and butter, in a medium size sauce pan. Which then goes on the stove top over medium heat.
Then combine the other ingredients in a large bowl- oatmeal, coconut, peanut butter, vanilla, salt (and optional nuts).
Now go back over to the stove- the ingredients should be melting down- stir them until they are all meted and combined...
and give the helpers something to keep them busy (a little coconut snack in this case)
here's the tedious part- over medium heat- while stirring you need to let the mixture come to a boil- once you have reached that point- set your timer for 3 minutes and stand and stir the full 3 minutes!!!!
remove the pan from heat- and pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl
stir to combine
then drop the warm batter by the teaspoon onto a cookie sheet- and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 mins or so.... (or put a couple in the freezer to firm up quick if you are more of an instant gratification gal like me;). You will notice that they "dry out" as they cool. You can store them in an air tight container for a few days.