Monday, January 10, 2011

Let it Snow...Let it Snow / Oatmeal Bars

Happy Monday! We got our first snow last night....woohoo. Tony attempted to take me to work this morning, but the roads were a sheet of ice under the snow, so we turned around and came back home. We have some bad roads out where I live, so I took a snow day. I felt like a little kid this morning by getting to stay home...ha I love the snow!

Maggie on the other hand does not like the snow. It's too hard for her to get around when she has to go to the bathroom. I felt so sorry for her because she kept falling down. I know that snow had to have been cold on her booty! I kept trying to take pictures of her, but she kept turning the other way and trying to get back to the house. I finally got one though. See how she is ignoring me. :o) I felt like she was telling me to get that camera out of her face and help her back inside. Do you ever wonder what animals are thinking? I sure do!

Yesterday I made some oatmeal bars that are very good. I found this recipe on a fellow bloggers blog, but for some reason when I printed it off, it didn't print the blog name this time. Since I can't link back to the recipe, I will share it with you. If I got this recipe from you, I hope you don't mind me sharing it with everyone, because these bars are worth sharing!

Oatmeal Bars

3 cups oats
1 cup chopped nuts (I used 1/2 walnuts and 1/2 almonds)
1 1/2 cups dried fruit ( I used cranberries and plums)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
2 chia "eggs"
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan, or line the pan with parchment paper (makes for easy clean up and easy cutting, if you take the bars out of the pan before cutting them). Bake 40 minutes.

You can always add sweetener if you want, but they are great without it. The sweetness from the dried fruit was plenty for me :o) These bars are very moist and chewy. They are the perfect snack.



  1. Oh yum, I love homemade granola bars. I've been meaning to buy more oatmeal..damn I forgot.
    Poor little cold pup! My cat would probably be mortified if I took a picture of her flailing in the snow, haha. Looks like a nice snow day to me!

  2. It's snowing like mad here too!

    Aww, poor puppy! I love her "I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of actually looking at the camera" face :P

  3. nice! a snow day! Maggie does look a little frustrated, and cute, thats a hard one to pull off.

    i ALWAYS wonder what animals are thinking. i sympathize with her cold booty, we dont even have snow and mine is cold!

  4. Aw, poor Maggie. I know how she feels- snow is no fun (at least to me)!

    We're supposed to get several inches over the next day or so, which I'm not happy about. It's been so nice not having it around!

    The oatmeal bars look really yummy. :)

  5. My dogs are LOVING this snow. They can't get enough of it. Poor Maggie falling down. :(

  6. SNOW DAY!! Yaay! Those are the best!

    Poor Maggie though!

    I think about what animals might be thinking and how they might be thinkig it very often. Sometimes, I wish we could speak the same verbal language!

    Those oatmeal look really good! Perfect for enjoying with a hot drink in the cold!

  7. I love snow days. Especially watching Daytime tv. Those oatmeal bars look fantastic.

  8. I love pics of Maggie! She always makes me chuckle. That's good of you to credit the mysterious blogger.

  9. Coming back home sounds like a great way to spend a snow day. Plus those cranberry oatmeal bars sound great.

    I wonder what the animals think, too, but I can imagine how upset Maggie would be getting her feet and belly cold and wet in the snow just to use the bathroom! I don't let my cats outside, but they have been fascinated with the falling snow ... I wonder what they think.