Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Deliciousness should be shared!

On Christmas Eve my daughter-in-law Breanna brought these yummy bars to our family party. We have now renamed them Breanna Bars and have offically nominated her to bring them to every family get together. Warning: They can be hightly addictive!
Breanna Bars
2 cups butter (yes, that is what makes them soooo good)
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 cups flour
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 jar caramel topping (I buy the Smuckers 20 oz. squeeze bottle)
16 oz. milk chocolate chips (or more...yummy!)
1 cup chopped walnuts
Soften butter in microwave. In a large bowl mix butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, salt and soda together. Take 3/4 of mixture and press on cookie sheet (press up the sides). Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Let cool, then pour on caramel, spread evenly. Sprinkle on chocolate chips and walnuts. Sprinkle remaining cookie mixture on the top. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350.
They are really gooey and yummy when they are warm, but they are even better when they are cool and crunchy and even better for breakfast the next day, or lunch and/or dinner.
As Breanna would say "Deliciousness should be shared". Here's to sharing.
Thanks Breanna!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The perfect winter day

When we woke up Saturday morning, it was a beautiful sunny day here in Idaho. My husband suggested we take a little snowmobile ride up into Island Park, about an hour from where we live. As my family knows, I am a pretty fair weather girl, but since it was so sunny I agreed.

This is me in all my gear, trying to stay warm. It was sunny and a bit chilly at only 15 degrees, but so beautiful!

We stopped after an hour or so by a clump of pine trees to have a picnic lunch. This is my husband. He was such a good sport to take me and not to zoom 80 miles an hour down the trail.
He knows I like to take it a little slower and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

And did I mention, it was so beautiful!

It's days like this, that I don't mind the winter in Idaho!

Hope you are having a great day wherever you live!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Snow Day = Sew Day

This morning when I looked out my front window this is what I saw...

out my back window this is what I saw...

my pond is frozen, it's snowing, the roads are icy, the horse is even shivering. It's just not a good day to be out and about... I decided if it was going to be a snowy day, I needed a sewing day. Not that I needed an excuse, but some days I don't get to sew. I pulled out my cheery Hunky Dory with its fresh pinks and aquas, great greens and yummy yellows and started cutting.

It's going to be a good day. What do you do on snowy winter days?