Archive for May 31st, 2008

What I Did (and didn’t) Do Today

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

What got done today:

  • Went over to my elderly mom’s place this morning to help her with some needs.
  • Did some shopping while I was in her community.
  • Picked up some of Lydia’s friends to spend the day, and took them home again after dinner.
  • Did pretty much nonstop laundry, since Deb cleaned her room and some bedding was changed today.
  • Baked a dessert and made some nummy broccoli salad to go with the steak that Rick barbequed for dinner (He cooks them to perfection. So tasty.)
  • Played some Scrabulous on Facebook (I love to spell; what can I say?).
  • Kept checking Laura’s blog to see more pictures of baby Carly. (Laura’s blog Waking Early is about her pregnancy with Carly, and now has some cute pics of the little girl herself posted there, as well.)

What didn’t get done:

  • I wanted to bake bread, too, but just ran out of oomph.
  • Balancing the checkbook (not urgent, but I like to get it done).
  • Taking the doggie for a walk.

OK. This is a boring post. But, I’m taking stock at the end of the day, and that’s the result. Now, I’m going to do dishes, put in one more load of laundry, and put sheets back on a bed. Goodnight!

Six Layer Bars

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

6 LAYER BARS (from my friend, Amy H.)

1 cube butter (1/2 cup)
1 package Graham crackers
1 bag chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 bag coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Melt butter in 9×11 cake pan; smash one package (from box) of Graham crackers. I put them in a large zip lock bag and roll them with a roller until fine (or let one of my kids smash ’em). Press into bottom of pan. Layer butterscotch chips, chocolate chips (in either order) and finally coconut. Pour entire can of milk evenly over coconut and bake in oven at 350 degrees until coconut is golden brown, about 25 minutes.

If you put walnuts in between the chips then they are called 7 layer bars.

(I did prepare this dessert today; it’s candy, really. So nummy! I apologize that there’s no picture to accompany this recipe. Our camera is at one of the children’s places this week. I hope to get it back tomorrow. Will I, Kayla?)