My poor husband. He is not a morning person AT ALL. Neither am I, truth be told, but I can make myself get up and smile and get feeling pretty good by 7:00 am most days.
Remember when you were a kid and your mom got you up in the morning and you didn’t want to get up? Remember how bright the lights were, and how your eyes would close tight and refuse to open? Robb never grew out of this.
He’s a thirty-something man whose eyes are stuck shut. Every. Morning.
Me: It’s time to get up.
Him: Just 5 more minutes.
Yesterday, he thought he would get a little comfort from our daughter, the Hippie Chick. He really should have known better. The women in our family (both sides, really) are known for their strong, independent spirit and their gift for attitude and sarcasm.
Robb: Tell me a story.
Hippie Chick: Once upon a time, there was a man. He was supposed to go to work, but he laid in bed sleeping. So he got fired.
Robb: Ack! You’re wrecking it!!
Hopefully he will be awake and alert by lunchtime.
Speaking of lunches, fruit leather is awesome for lunches. It’s small, it doesn’t drip, and it has lots and lots of actual fruit in it. If kids don’t want the entire piece, they can roll it up and save it for later, even without a fridge handy. You can also decide how much sugar you want your fruit leather to have, which is nice for those of us who are
control freaks careful.
I like to throw these in their lunchboxes, and then sneak back to bed after everyone has left! (Shh… don’t tell!)
- 4 cups fresh plums, washed and pitted
- ½ - ¾ cup sugar (to taste)
- Pulse fruit in food processor until smooth. Add sugar and mix.
- Pour into 11x17 baking sheet and spread evenly.
- Bake at 150 degrees for 6-8 hours.
- Cut into strips, place on wax paper or parchment paper, and roll.
If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:
Fruit Leather Lollies from Color Wheel Meals
Homemade Gummy Fruit Snacks from All Day I Dream About Food
Plum Filled Breakfast Bars from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
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