Have any of you ever tried going for a “quick” trip to the grocery (or any store) with a toddler?
Well, if you haven’t, you are in for a treat when you do!
I try to stay focused on getting ONLY what’s on my list, but that is definitely not what I end up walking out of the store with!
I have a three year old, who loves to push around those cute mini shopping carts, which helped to entertain her enough a couple of times, but now she’s learned to run with it, or push it out in front of her really hard so it glides down the aisle almost running into a variety of food displays. Now, I try to bribe my child to be good by letting her pick out one or two “treats”, like fruit snacks, or goldfish, or yogurt pretzels, or a special sugary cereal. This rarely works of course, and I end up getting side-tracked, spend way more than I had planned, and come out of the store a frazzled wreck! Ah, the joys of motherhood!
Anyways, on to what I picked out as an easy and tasty snack. I could barely stop eating them long enough to take the pictures!
Easy Cinnamon Almonds
From: One Charming Party
1 cup sugar
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup water
3 cups raw almonds
1. In a large saute pan, stir together sugar, cinnamon, and water.
2. Over medium heat, add almonds and stir continuously until a thick syrup forms and sugar crystalizes.
3. Pour almonds onto a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet and allow to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.