Photobucket Yep, that’s a baboon taking a pee on another baboon’s head. But they kissed and made up right afterward so it was all cool. Photobucket Today Munchkin and I went to the Fort Worth Zoo with some dear friends. It must have been “Gitcher Rear In Here” day at the zoo because virtually every animal we approached promptly turned around and showed his back side. We saw striped butts, Photobucket purple butts, Photobucket and “OMG-is-the-train-coming-yet-is-it-is-it-is-it?!?!?!?” butts. Photobucket But I actually did get some fantastic shots of some animals that will likely show up on some flashcards in the near future. Look at this gorgeous cat. They are cubs if you can believe it. Photobucket And I thought this guy was just amazing. Photobucket And these little monkeys were at the “Snack Exhibit” displaying mouths-full of my (now) famous homemade granola bars. Photobucket In fact, they were such a big hit that I am going to share the recipe with you. SHANNAH’S FAMOUS SUPER SECRET RECIPE GRANOLA BARS (or something like that) INGREDIENTS 3 cups rolled oats ¼ cup flaxseed meal ¾ cup whole wheat flour (you can use a full cup of whole wheat flour and omit the flaxseed meal if you don't have any.) 1 egg, beaten ¼ cup apple sauce 2/3 cup salted butter, melted ¾ cup honey 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup mixed seeds and/or nuts of your choice (I used chopped pecans, pumpkin seed kernels and sunflower seed kernels) 1 cup chocolate chips DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch pan with wax paper. 2. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. (Mixing thoroughly is key to making them stick together.) 3. Press mixture in prepared pan. Lay another piece of wax paper on top of the mixture and press it down evenly and firmly with your hand. Remove wax paper from top and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just golden brown. 4. Remove from oven and pack down firmly and evenly with a spatula. Let cool COMPLETELY before cutting. Cut into desired size bars with a pizza cutter. Note: The last two cups of ingredients (nuts and chocolate chips) can include all kinds of fun stuff. You can try any combination of raisins, other dried fruits, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts and seeds. Anything goes. These also freeze well and can be saved for lunch box snacks and quick breakfasts. They are SUPER filling and stay with you a long time. ***************** I create fun and colorful flashcards for children. When you do that long enough, you begin to see the world as a series of flashcards. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they are warm and fuzzy. Sometimes they are mildly innappropriate. Come see the snark at The Flashcard Zoo Blog.

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  1. Thanks for the correction, Saskia. They were right next to the baboons and I confused them when I was sorting pics that night.

  2. Welll, that’s not a baboon peeing on another baboon’s head, but an orang utan. Come from a.o. Indonesia and threatened with extinction.