Let’s do a little Bay update. It’s been a while….
A couple of weeks ago, Bay decided to switch to English horse riding lessons. After riding western since she was 4 years old. Bitter sweet. I loved watching her ride at the Junior Rodeo roping + pole bending. But, she’s convinced that English is what she’s passionate about. I think all those years of watching The Saddle Club got to her 🙂
Bay worked her first horse show last weekend at Stallion Station. She still cannot stop talking about it. Bay will be riding in the next horse show and I’m pretty sure she’s daydreaming about it right this very second. Her love for horses is one of my favorite things. As she’s grown, it’s never faded once. After the show, her riding trainer gave her + Ruby (Bay’s bestie) a horse necklace, which she hasn’t taken off. Even to sleep.
We talk about middle school daily. All the things that will change. What friends will be at the school. What kind of backpack do middle schoolers rock? Can I take zero period? All the electives. Leadership! All the lunch options. It’s mind-blowing for an 11-year-old girl. I remember middle school being a huge change with EVERYTHING. Nervous + crazy excited for my girl to experience it all.
Bay is wearing rubber bands on her braces. Is that how you say it? She’s to wear them for 22 hours a day. Basically only taking them off at meals and teeth brushing. They are kinda tucked in the back so you really can’t see them. Which makes me forget she has them. Until she digs her fingers in her mouth to pop them off at each meal…lol. Then lay them on her plate. Makes me wanna gag. But, I’m so proud of the fact, I don’t EVER have to remind her about them. She’s never forgotten them. Man, she’s becoming so responsible.
Last month I convinced Bay to chop her hair off with me. That sounds funny. We didn’t chop our hair off..lol. Allison, our hair queen, chopped our hair off. I promised that I wouldn’t bother her to cut her hair, other than a trim here and there, till summertime. DEAL! It’s so dang cute, except Bay instantly looks so much older with shoulder length hair.
Bay gave up YouTube for lent. This is a BIG deal for a tween, let me tell you. She’s been doing great! No slip ups yet, but it’s only been 1 week. Me, on the other hand, I’ve been terrible. Getting better little by little. The F bomb struggle is real!
She’s still such a mama’s girl and I absolutely LOVE that. I really hope she stays this way forever!!!
And last, Bay is still whipping up sweet creations all.the.time.
So, today, I’m going to share a new one. Peanut butter + brown butter rice krispie treats.
Say that 5 times fast…lol!
Bay found this while searching the internet for something to satisfy her sweet tooth with ingredients we had on hand. This recipe is from Joy The Baker.
Which is one of my personal baking idols. Her creativity in the kitchen is crazy inspiring.
These rice krispie treats have been recreated 3 times in our house. THREE TIMES!!
So, so good!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 cups rice krispie cereal
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 10 oz. bag large marshmallows
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Here’s what you’ll do:
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Allowing paper to hang over the sides. This makes for easy removal. Spray parchment paper with non-stick spray.
Place cereal + mini marshmallows + salt in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Allow butter to brown up a bit and begin to foam.
Add peanut butter + large marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted.
Remove from heat and add to the cereal. Stir very quickly making sure all the cereal is coated with the peanut butter marshmallow mixture.
Pour rice krispie mixture into prepared pan. Using a piece of wax paper (parchment works too) gently press rice krispies until evenly distributed.
Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Pull sides of parchment paper from pan to release the rice krispie treats. Place on a cutting board and slice into 12 squares.
Dare you not to eat 1….or 5!!!
Have a great Wednesday friends. Come back tomorrow for more random thoughts 🙂