If you have ever tried a Mrs. Mays trio bar you will appreciate this post. I was stumbling around on the internet then discovered this fantastic blog Enlightened Cooking. She had a post for homemade trio bars and more, well worth the look. So of coarse I had to try and they are fantastic. If you are local and are looking for the Lyle's Golden Syrup I found mine at Save On Foods.
So this was me putting my bars together.
On a side note she mentions using foil the second batch I did I used parchment and it turned out just fine.
So we did it we skipped school and went sledding for the day! We actually had to convince Sam it was okay. And it was AWESOME! We were inspired but the little bit of snow that had fallen in our neighbourhood and Darren was off so it seemed like a great fit. We packed up our warm clothes, a lunch and a sled and headed out to Mt. Seymour. They also have tubing but we decided it would be more exercise if we had to walk up the hill ourselves. The weather was perfect there was a bit of snow falling and the sky would clear up. The three of us had a blast, we even ate our lunch on the side of the hill then resumed sledding. After a few good hours we packed up and headed back to town. Sometimes it is okay to have a snow day!
Darren put together a little video of our day if you would like to check it our here is the link.
The Field family once again opened their doors to us to ring in the New Year. Everyone had a lovely time both the adults and kids. Sam was up till 2:30am, that kid can party. We actually only three kids asleep by that time it was Hugo and the twins. The rest of the kids were up, AWESOME!
Of coarse that was a ton of food, nothing like making sure you start your diet on January 1st! HA! We had a chance to catch up with almost everyone, we had a couple of sickies that didn't make it. BOO. It was lovely to see everyone and continue to realize that we are truly blessed.
Well when we did finally confess to Sam that Darren wasn't going to be home on Christmas he took it well. Mostly due to the fact we had done many activities building up to the day. We spoke of seeing each other on ichat and all would be well and it was. We exchanged a few gifts before Darren left and the he was off. On Christmas morning I was actually up before Sam, as I headed downstairs I notice we had been visited by Santa and Sam would be pleased. I had just barely managed to get a few things organized in the kitchen when I heard Sam's feet hit the ground. He headed down the stairs noticed his filled stocking and then after a few moments he noticed his shiny new bike from Santa. I convinced him to come to the kitchen and I would dial Darren up on the computer, make coffee and he could open his stocking. Once we managed to do the afore mentioned Sam opened gifts in front of the computer so Darren could see too. After many gifts we bid fare well to Darren and told him to have a good day flying. Sam and I had french toast with snow on it of coarse. We spent the remainder of the day lounging around reading and then we got ready to go to dinner at Auntie Karen's house.
Hope you too had a Merry Christmas.
In honour of it's 40 years the Burnaby Village Museum had opened it doors free of charge for the Christmas Season. Auntie Karen & Sarah suggested we head down and the is exactly what we did. We picked them up and spent the afternoon doing the scavenger hunt, learning about the printing press, watching the blacksmith make hooks and seeing some Christmas carollers. There was a extremely long line at the carousel so we opted out(That thing goes way to fast anyway). After a full tour of the village we headed out for a treat at good old McD's.