Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Peanut Butter Squares

Wow! I'm so flattered that you all want my recipe, thus......

Peanut Butter Squares
2 Cups powdered sugar
1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 Cups graham cracker crumbs
1 Cup chopped peanuts (I used a mix of nuts...especially almonds!)
1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 Cup peanut butter

Line square pan, 9x9x2 inches, with aluminum foil. Mix powdered sugar, butter, 1 Cup peanut butter and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and peanuts. (Mixture will be stiff) Press in pan.

Heat Chocolate chips and 1/4 Cup peanut butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Spread over bars. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Remove squares, along with foil, from pan. Fold foil back to cut squares. Refrigerate any remaining squares.
36 squares.

And then I got a whole other pan dirty and melted some white chocolate with a little more peanut butter to drizzle on the top! And now this recipe is mine and not Betty Crock-who's?

And I wanted to quick and tell you guys to take a peek at my friends new blog. It's in my fun sites section below.
Top of the list called

Sawdust Sanity
She makes the cutest crafts! In her basement....all by hand! She is Wonder Woman! So....buy something fun and new!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

And the winner is......

Drum Roll Please!

The winner is Karen Bergeson!

So, that particular night didn't go as I had planned. I thought I would get a lot farther than I did, but you know..... things happen, and kids throw off the best laid plans!

Ok, so I read to page 54 that night! I know, pathetic!

Anyway, we had a ton of fun doing this contest! And I wish I didn't double the recipe because we may have gained a few pounds too. But holy cow, I love me some peanut butter squares! YUM!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My past week

If you haven't read the "Twilight" series don't read this post!
(I don't know what's up with this post, but it decided to cram all my pictures and words all together.....sorry.)

Here's what I've been doing the past 10 days!....

Ooooooo, this book is good!

Ok!.... It's really good! What a cutie that Edward is!!!

Book 2
Nooooooooo! Edward don't go!

Where the CRAP is Edward?! Sniff, sniff...

Oh My Gosh! He's alive! They're kissing...sigh, I can breath again!

Oh their getting married! How exciting....if she wasn't such a moron about it anyway!

Book 3

What the.............!? Hello?! Let's see..... Edward or Jake?!
It's a NO brainer!

SHUT UP! Are you serious? If she goes over to Jacob's one more time.... I'm throwing this book away! Bella you DOINK!

Huuuuuaaaa! I'm glad Jake heard that! ..... No, don't go get him... He's a loser! Let him howl and cry, who cares!?

Noooooo! Don't kiss him! Oh my gosh! I'm gonna vomit! Oh sick! I'm seriously gonna vomit!
Why didn't someone warn me this was going to happen?!
So, I just finished book 3 and I'm not feeling like reading book 4. But, I will. So let's have a little competition!
I'm gonna read as much as I can today and by 12:00 midnight. I'll make a note of what page I'm on. You have to guess what page I'll end up on by then. Ok? And your prize?...... Yummy Home Made Cookies!
(sorry Liseanne, I'm not as talented as you are!)
I'll let you know the page number soon! And if you live in a different state.... I'll ship em' or bring em' with me in Oct. when I go to UT.
Good Luck!

Friday, September 12, 2008

OK, OK! Get of my back....... I'm doing it ok?

Yes! It's official............... I am reading "Twilight". Are you happy?!
Those of you who know me know that I just don't like books that are written in first person.....thus....... no "Twilight" for me.
But, I've decided to give it another go. Aaaaaaand.......ok I love it! Ok? Geesh!
You can all stop praying for my soul now. I've seen the light.......of dear Edwards eyes! And I apologize if I've offended any of you by waiting this long to partake. (oh I'm full of puns today!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

You're so Lucky

So today, a friend of mine told me that she wished they would have rented and built their home so that they could get exactly what they wanted. I can see her point, obviously because that's what we did. And we've had several comments like that from people thinking we are so smart to take our time to get exactly what we want, but I have to say......... living in an apartment with 4 kids.... really SUCKS! So, if you're in any way wallowing about something small and stupid while you live in your nice comfy home, here is a list of things that I miss dearly! I hope it makes you feel super lucky to be you!

1. I miss having kitchen counters. We have none, in fact there is no where to even put a dirty dish, it has to be put in the dishwasher right away.

2. I miss letting my kids take turns dancing right before prayers at night. There is absolutely not room once we've all gathered in a circle on the floor. And sometimes Haley tries to do her usually dance and it makes me sad to stop her because we don't have any room.

3. Brace yourself..... Grocery shopping is a HUGE pain! We park in the parking lot, grab as many bags as we can, walk down the sidewalk, turn... go down more sidewalk, set the bags down while I open the gate....I kick the gate open, set the bags down again, I unlock the door, pick up my bags kick open the door and then......lucky me..... I get to do it all over again till' all the groceries are brought in! Fun huh?!

4. We have to walk or drive all our garbage bags to the big dumpster. Do you have any idea how much garbage a family of 6 can produce just in one day?! So the next time you complain about having to take it out to the GARAGE!!!!...... think of me!!!!

5. Here's the best one..... The absolute weirdest odor is coming from somewhere in our Master Bathroom! We have scoured and scrubbed, bleached and sprayed! But, to our ever lovin' dismay..... we cannot get rid of it! How disgusting is that?! I know!!!! I read a story about an ex-wife that hid meat in her house before she gave it over to her husband.... I'm seriously thinking this is the work of a disgruntled former renter!!!!! And that really happened to my sister in law Robyn! Tell em' Rob.

Pray for me! I might not make it to December!