Friday, May 9, 2014

happenings around here

The continuing story of the renovation includes our makeshift kitchen:

every important element of my culinary success is accounted for!  Coffee pot, microwave, paper towels,  a few utensils and coffee cups--not so bad!  And the dining room table/counter top/office/receptacle of odds 'n ends is the perfect central command post!  I even managed to make a batch of no-bake bars yesterday to share with people over at the store.  This recipe came from via pinterest:

Butterscotch Pretzel Bars
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups crushed pretzels
1 11 oz. package butterscotch-flavored chips (about 2 cups)
¼ cup whipping cream
½ cup coarsely crushed pretzels
½ cup chopped peanuts
Line a 9x13 pan with foil.  Spray foil with cooking spray.  
Combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter and melted butter in a bowl.  
Add the 2 cups crushed pretzels.  Pour into the cake pan and spread out evenly.
Over low heat, melt the butterscotch chips and cream together.  
Pour mixture over the 1st layer in the cake pan.  
Sprinkle the ½ cup pretzels and peanuts evenly over the top.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours.  Actually, they were kind of sticky so I put them in the freezer instead.

And I bet you are wondering how my little guys are doing.  Well, let me just say, I wish we could all wear 
Cookie Monster shoes!  Getting a good picture of Ian is a bit of a challenge, and his favorite pose involves sticking out his tongue!  So I thought I would capture it for posterity! 

So precious!  And so fun!  He loves to play all sorts of games, sing songs, run around, cuddle up with a book, and give hugs and kisses.  We are so glad for nice times outdoors again, so we can go for walks and play in the yard.  Looks like a good summer comin' up!


Daniel said...

Love the shoes! And I see you remembered to keep handy one of the most important things in the kitchen -- Cookie Butter.

Pam said...

Yes, Dan, I do try to keep my priorities straight!