This weekend has been pretty crazy.
Saturday was Field Day for the Hunter’s Safety Class. I was NOT happy about it. Hunting isn’t my passion and now I had to read this 200 page book about it and spend 7 hours outside learning about guns and hunting? What! I don’t hunt and now you want me to go expose myself to the whole world? Yes, embarrassing as it is, that’s why I did not want to do this. So Friday night, at 9:30, I made Dad come and show me how to load a gun, because I was not going to be the dummy who didn’t know how to.
What is so ridiculous is that the whole reason people take this class is because they want to learn how to. Its not a test on your already acquired skills, its designed to teach and help you. I cannot stand feeling unprepared and I know that is why I was nervous – I didn’t know what to expect and was not ready to adopt the “go with the flow” attitude. But I enjoyed it. Let’s just say the instructors probably wouldn’t have put me and my brothers together based on shooting accuracy, but it was a fun day. It didn’t drag because the instructors were passionate about what they were teaching and we got to trek over fields, shoot every type of gun possible and practice archery.
I was prepared, just in case I didn’t like the field day, I would at least have a really good snack. Wasn’t necessary, but hit the spot anyway!
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats (use certified gluten free oats to make this gluten free)
- 4 oz. almonds
- 3 oz. dried applies
- 3 oz. raisins
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg and allspice (optional)
- Cover raisins and apples in water for a couple minutes.
- Grind oats and almonds in a food processor until fine.
- Drain apples and raisins and add to oats and almonds.
- Add cinnamon, (and nutmeg and allspice, if desired) and process until mixture pulls into a ball.
- Add water by teaspoon if necessary (in case your fruit was really dry.)
- Remove mixture from processor and form into a rectangle. Cut bars and wrap individually in saran wrap and store at room temp or in the refrigerator.