Spring is here; today is warm! The big boys are away, working for our landlord (they get to drive tractor!), and the younger boys asked if they could have a water fight. I am trying to say “yes” more often, when I can, so I told them they could. They have been having great fun! Baby is having fun, too; he’s been crawling around the yard going from bucket to bucket and getting himself all wet from the wet grass. Don’t worry about baby and bucket of water; it’s empty now.
I don’t very often fix a snack for the children, but today I was inspired to make not one but two! For an afternoon snack, I took a cup and a half or so of ricotta cheese that was in the fridge, and mixed in a bit of salt and some oregano and basil, then spread it on crackers. That was quite popular!
After supper and clean-up, I made some quick milkshakes. I filled the food processor about half full of sliced frozen bananas, then covered them with milk and added a bit of vanilla and a pinch of salt, and ran the processor until it was smooth and thick. I spooned it into tea cups and everyone enjoyed the treat!