It’s FINALLY time for the kiddos to go back to school. While parents like me around the country rejoice, kids are long faced and many drag their heels. Summer is over. I remember when I was growing up and we didn’t have a lot of money, this time of year meant that I got goodies. My mom always packed my lunch and part of that lunch was dessert. She was so diligent in making almost everything from scratch including my favorite peanut butter cookies.
While in CVS the other day picking up prescriptions, I noticed a new line of products that are NATURAL. I’ve been trying really hard to eat better and to actually read the ingredients on the boxes. While I’m not perfect, I’m trying! CVS has so many back to school essentials (of course) but since my daughter is going to preschool and bringing her lunch, I thought I’d check out the snacks section.
There are so many items to choose from and if you look for the GREEN boxes you’ll find some great quality products. In this trip I picked up a jar of Gold Emblem Peanut Butter and Gold Emblem Almonds. If my daughter is anything like me she will love the cookies I’m baking!
While a classic peanut butter cookie is delicious, I always try to put a spin on things I know I love. Peanut butter + almonds? Would a cookie like that work? Maybe through in some chocolate chips, what kid (or kid at heart) can resist? I enlist the help of my little one, because most moms and dads know if you get them to help, they are much more likely to eat what you make.
We mixed together the ingredients and watched the cookies rise. Hannah loves to sit in front of the oven and just watch. Every so often I’ll start to doze and she’ll startle me, ‘Look dada, the cookies are getting bigger.’ For me it’s like watching paint dry but if she wants to sit on my lap and enjoy this part of the process, I’m all for it. Daddy daughter time is precious.
I’m sad to see my little one grow up so fast, but having her out of the house and in preschool is exciting for both her and mommy. I’d strongly recommend you check out the variety of products that CVS has to offer. Their prices are great and with the ExtraCare Card you are sure to rack up rewards in no time!