5 hours ago
Sunday, June 19, 2011
SWEET TREAT ~ ~ ~
1 pkg. saltine crackers
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
Line a sheet pan with foil. Cover the entire surface with crackers. Bring butter and sugar to a boil. Pour over the crackers. Bake at 400 deg. for 5-6 minutes until bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with choc. chips and spread the chocolate as it melts. Sprinkle the top with nuts ~ place in fridge to set up and cut into squares. This truly is a sweet treat!!
Last Thursday, Luke and Luci came to spend the afternoon ~ school is out so I thought they might like to come hang out! We made the recipe above ~ a big hit ~ you should try it!
Then, Luke spied some avocado pits that I had been saving so I decided to show them how I was going to use them. I boiled 4 pits in a pot of water ~ added some salt ~ and 1/4 yard of wool!! When the color seemed right, I also poured in a glug of vinegar to set it!
And this is what we got! The white is what went in the pot and this lovely peachy flesh color is the result! It was kind of interesting for the kids and for me, too. I saw it on The Crescent Lane blog a while back and I like the result! It's hard to find a good flesh color ~ I think this might be it!!
Friday night, we went to Miss Luci's All Star game!
Just as her game ended, we got a hellacious storm ~ by the time we got to our house, it was a hellacious hail storm! This is the deck ~ we were so glad the game was over and we were almost back in the driveway when this hit!
Today is Father's Day and we're having all the kids over for a wiener roast later on. The kids love to do that and marshmallows ~ it doesn't take a lot to entertain them right now! We stayed home this weekend for a variety of reasons ~ one of them was going to dinner at son Teddy's house last evening ~ the 'grillmaster' made wonderful grilled pork chops and asparagus and Miki did her oven-browned potatoes and onions ~ I made a new 'warm bean salad' (recipe to follow soon) and Sonny baked his scrumptious Rhubarb Custard pie! It was a feast for sure!
Another good reason for staying in town this weekend was the hook-in at Kingwood Center yesterday! That will be the subject of my next blog post ~ a great time, of course!!!!!!
I hope you're all having a great Father's Day with friends and family ~ we've had a good weekend for sure ~ enjoy your day!