I never fully intended to not blog all summer long, but as summer came into full swing, my schedule filled up and I was running from one thing to another, from one playgroup to the next, from one dinner party to the next, to and from summer camps, etc. At one point this summer, I looked at the calendar that hangs on our refrigerator and it was completely covered in appointments, playgroups, command events, friend visits, date nights and so much more. Overwhelming? Absolutely. Fun? Heck yeah!
This poor neglected blog. For almost two years it has served as a sort of journal. I have blogged my way through deployments, moves, ups and downs. I have missed it. This blog has served as a way for me to sort myself out. Through food and blogging I am able to remember that being a mom doesn’t mean I have to be on mom duty constantly, I can take a minute out of my day and enjoy the cupcakes. The topics I blog about have served as a source of humor for some of my fellow military spouses. It has been a way for my friends to keep up with what I’m doing.
Now that summer is winding down, I’m back. I’m back to share food and of course the salty inner workings of my crazy life as a military wife.
Let’s start with breakfast! It is, after all, the most important meal of the day (and did I mention it is my absolute FAVORITE meal of the day?)
I accidentally overbought raspberries (terrible, I know). This recipe for Raspberry Breakfast Bars from Smitten Kitchen caught my eye. I couldn’t forget about them, they look so fantastic.
They taste as wonderful as they look. I really love oatmeal. By that, I mean, I would eat oatmeal for almost every meal if I could. Not only was this recipe super delicious, it was also super easy.