Jobless, single, so I bake

Every single girl has to post about how she’s single, so I figured I’d get it over with in my first couple of posts. It’s completely irrelevant. Something a little more relevant is that I’m jobless.  This is my last summer to have a not-so-serious job. Next year I’ll be required to have an internship, which will hopefully then lead to a permanent job. But this summer? Absolutely no one wants me. I’ve worked at Macy’s for quite some time and even they couldn’t hire me back. Nordstrom kept me on four interviews, talked scheduling, then decided they were over me. I was supposed to work at a pub, they hired me. After they told me to call about when I start training, they didn’t answer any of my phone calls. And last, the children I was supposed to nanny for got moved up from the wait list into this crazy summer sleep away camp. So it’s the end of June and I’m officially done looking. I feel like a serious hermit. I try to keep myself busy but there is only so much time you can spend by the pool before you start itching for a job and some cash money. HAIRFLIP.

Therefore, I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with recipes lately. I’m gonna start with what I made the other day out of complete boredom. Took a huge bite of it right before my run and that was mistake number one. (SUGAR) I’ll show you mistake number two later.

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So I take a cup of dried mango, cashews, and almonds, and put it in a bowl. Add a cup of dry cherries. Add a lovely quarter cup (or more) of honey and go to town. Then I add 3/4 cup of chopped up coconut. Mix some more.

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I take my banana bread pan (that’s the only thing my mom used to use it for so that whatever by whatever pan is specifically called the banana bread pan) and layer it with more coconut, don’t chop it up this time. Add a thin layer of honey, and sprinkle some cinnamon.

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Add your mix on top of that. Bake in the oven, 350, 15 minutes.

So… I wanted these to be granola bars. A few days before this I made some seriously delicious granola bars. I took them to my gym and they were a hit. This experiment didn’t go as planned and I didn’t want to waste all that food so I had to think fast. I grabbed a packet of chocolate almond butter and a packet of honey almond butter and mixed it together with two eggs. It kinda turned into a brownie paste. I failed to take pictures of this part. Anyways, I layered it on top of my mix and cooked for another 10-15 minutes. It came out kinda like a cobbler, or a nutty upside-down cake. When I perfect the recipe and become as cool as Juli Bauer (Paleomg.com), I will name it, and you all will love it.

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Note: Don’t worry… I’ll start posting healthier recipes and ideas soon. For now, it’s treats.

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