I was exhausted yesterday. So. Ti.Re.D. Got that? Camp did me in for sure! By yesterday afternoon I had no idea how I was going to make it from 4pm to Caleb’s bedtime, about 7:45pm. It was like I had just flown to the States and back again all in 1 day. I couldn’t finish sentences and couldn’t keep my eyes opened. Old Lady Kels was in full form! So, what to do – what to do? Bake! My Mom gave me this cookbook that us kids had when we were, well, kids! The same exact one. The memories flooded back when I got it – called Kinder Krunchies. The pages are all handwritten, totally uneven…hilarious. Anyway, I remember making these simple recipes all the time as a kid. (OH MY WORD. I just checked on Amazon for the price of the book today and the book that I have is selling for $53 because it’s the original, spiral bound from 1982. Did you hear me? FIFTY THREE DOLLARS! That’s insane!!)
Caleb and I made the Animal Crackers. They tasted more like a sweet bread and weren’t crunchy. But he loved them anyhow. Didn’t have buttermilk on hand but had some plain, natural yogurt. I think it substituted just fine! And, I had oat flour on hand so I didn’t bother with grinding the oatmeal in the blender. Caleb ate almost all of the ones we made last night and I might have helped him eat almost all of those, too, but I’ll never admit that outloud.