Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yummy Goodness

Ok, so now that I am starting to feel better from whatever cold I had, I can finally post this bar/cookie thingy. It was so yummy! But a word of caution, this thing is not good for anyone who is dieting, diabetic, or anyone who eats something that goes directly to your hips, because I promise, that's where its going to go! 

So first we need to gather our ingredients.

1/2 C. melted butter
1 1/2 C. graham cracker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 C. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 C. butterscotch
1 C. coconut (I used the bag from the baking isle)

I used less butterscotch and more chocolate chips, cause it's what I had on hand.

Next I mixed the butter and graham crackers together. I just mixed it together until it was like wet sand, then I pressed it into a greased 9x13 pan.

Then I poured my sweetened condensed milk on top of that.  Look at all that yummy goodness coming out of that can! Delicious!

Then I layered in my chocolate chips....

Then my butterscotch chips......

Then the coconut flakes....I love coconut. My husband doesn't, so that just means more for me! Insert super big happy face!!!

Then mash it all down into the condensed milk, put it into a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes. Oh, and I should just say that I didn't use a 9x13, cause mine was in the dishwasher, so I used an 8x8. It made for thicker cookie/bar thingies, but I would recommend the 9x13!

Once they come out let them cool for a while. I let mine sit for about an hour, so that all that goodness could harden up a bit. Now cut into pieces and enjoy! I do not recommend eating two of these at one time! I had half, and my children devoured the other one and the remainder of mine!! Again a word of caution, this could lead to a diabetic coma!

This was just what I needed on a wet weekday, where the kids where in the house all day on a sugar high! Ha! At least they enjoyed it, and I had fun making it!

On my next blog, I will be showing the dress that I finally finished for my daughter! She loves it, and calls it her princess dress! Until then, hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

One of those weeks, or two, hopefully not three....

It's been a while since I posted. So I thought I would get on here and do my duty. That is totally how it feels right now.  A duty. I'm sick! Ugh! Like stuffy head, headache, I'm either too cold, or too hot. It's not good. Added to that, my youngest has an ear infection, and I didn't even know it. He came to me the other day and asked me to clean his ear out (which is unusual anyhow) but I looked and his ear canal was full of chunks and pus. Fun!! The day before that, my daughter burned her finger. Thought that was a second degree burn, but now I'm not sure. The blister that came up is all hard, almost like a callous. Any ideas on what that is?? I can only hope and pray that I start feeling better.

Oh, and I almost forgot, (Rich, don't kill me for putting this out there!), my son, my dear son, has a cussing problem. I normally wouldn't say much of anything, because I know he's doing it for attention. Especially since its just one word he says, but I wish he would of picked a different one. My three and a half year old is dropping the F-bomb. Great! Parenting award just passed us by.

Promise to post a yummy, sweet, promise to put 5 lbs on your hips instantly, cookie/bar thingy! It is oh-so-dangerous!! Till then!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweet Summer Time...In the winter...

It has been so warm outside lately. Well warmer than what it should be for February. So yesterday we bundled up the kids and turned them loose outside. But not before I made pancakes at my daughters request. She specifically asked for Mickey Mouse pancakes. Hearts I can do, because I have these cute little molds, but Mickey Mouse, hmm. I had to freehand pour pancake batter to make those. 

And I must say, they turned out exceptionally well too. What do you think??

 Then again, the trick is mostly flipping them over. I got lucky!!

So my daughter and my son got Mickey Mouse pancakes for breakfast! They both exclaimed that it was the best breakfast ever! (well at least for today anyway!)

So we got dressed and went out and let the kids run and play and burn off all that energy that they seem to have an endless supply of! They had a blast!

We colored and Kathryn drew a prince and princess. And they are still there! And will be until it rains. 

We ran and played and just had so much fun!

 We rode bicycles, and just chased everything there was to chase!

 We ran through the woods and found treasures!

Fresh air is so good for them both, and they love being outside. So happy that we can have a bit of summer in the middle of our winter!