Monday, April 7, 2014

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars taste like sweet caramel bars, soft and yummy.

Cream together: 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/3 c. peanut butter, 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
Add: 1 egg and 1/4 c. milk.  Beat well. 
Sift together: 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt

Add to creamed mixture and beat just until well combined.  Stir in 1 c. oatmeal. 
Spread on greased 13 x 9 in pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins.

Note: there is a frosting recipe, but either it's wrong or it's terrible.  I never use the frosting part of the recipe.  Here is the recipe, though - I suggest you ignore it.

Icky Wrong Frosting:

Sift together: 1/2 c. cocoa powder
Quickly stir in: 2 to 3 tbsp. boiling water, 1/2 tsp. vanilla.

Spread quickly over cooled bars in pan.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Daily Quotation Corner

The Holy Bible 

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

“Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.”

“Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.”

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Daily Quotation Corner

The Holy Bible

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

"The Lord reighneth; let the earth rejoice."

"Make a joyful sound unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Daily Quotation Corner

The Holy Bible

"Blesses is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so: they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away."

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, thought I walk though the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."

Monday, January 6, 2014

Familiar Quotations

The Daily Quotation Corner

The Holy Bible

"For the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh at the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."

"Go, and the Lord be with thee."

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer."

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Formal Night

Today is the formal night themed Christmas party at AWANA. Looking fancy!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Catch up

My 3rd grade teacher used to have "Catch Up" Day, where we could "catch up" on our assignments. She'd draw a big ketchup bottle on the board. So imagine a ketchup bottle here.

Where've I been? Living life as it happens and grasping at rare moments to post on another blog: Check it out if you're curious.  I'm trying to decide how I feel about an official Wordpress blog with domain name vs. my Blogger home, where I've lived comfortably all these years.

I am completely head over heels in love with our new CC (Classical Conversations) and the class I tutor there. I love my co-op, where my kids take fantastic enrichment classes that I could never duplicate at home. We're super busy with the church musical prepwork, which gets performed live this Sunday. We're strangling into our new American Heritage group, where some progress is being made but it gets kind of shelved while we are home. Z is finishing up her last year of awana and is exactly half way thru her book, which is exactly where she should be. The kids are still being kids and laundry is always falling further behind...just as most normal households are:)

My 12yo turned 13, and my 10yo turned 11. My newly minted teen wrote over 32,000 words for Nanowrimo (her grade level goal was 8,000 and the adult age goal is 50,000). I'm quite proud of this: this is the child I swore would never write. But she's become an amazing storyteller!