This weekend is going to be a weekend of baking!!!! I am so excited and have already made lots of yummy things. Before I get to that, I wanted to do a quick overview of the last few days.
Wednesday was busier than I expected and I did not come home until almost 9pm and I needed to bake for Women's Bible Study-so I did not get to blog. It was a good day though.
For breakfast I had Butterscotch Banana Nut Oats with crushed graham crackers. It was really good but made my stomach hurt so I think I will take a break from oats for a while-LOL that could change when the craving strikes.
Quick lunch of my usual crazy salad. I was really in the mood for a biscuit and we had a lot leftover from Sunday so I skilleted it with a little butter and put black cherry jelly on it...it was so yummy (they have stayed good for a while).
|Dinner was on the go. I met Cliff after work and he brought me a grilled cheese. We went to our Wednesday night prayer service and it was good.|
Look at that goodness-Cliff is really good at making grilled cheese. I also had a peanut cluster:)
On to the Wednesday night baking! Thursday was our last Women's Bible study for the year so we were supposed to bring goodies and just hang out. I decided to make my Strawberry Oat Bars (which I have made a lot for Sunday School). They are very easy-I usually make them the night before I take them somewhere.
Right out of the oven!
|Strawberry preserves shine through-these are so good.|
Check out the finished product. You need to make these-people always say they are so good. When we left our Sunday School class in Corpus they were like, "Who is going to make the Strawberry Bars? :(" They are fairly healthy as far as pastry-type bars are concerned. When I eat them I think of it as an oaty sweet biscuit with butter and jelly:)
Strawberry Oat Bars
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup ground oatmeal (I used my blender until it was a little more coarse than flour)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, divided
3/4 cup strawberry or raspberry preserves
2 Tbsp. lemon juice (can use a little less depending on how tart you like it)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 325. In a mixing bowl, cream butters and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in ¼ cup nuts.
- Spread half of the dough into a 13in. x 9in cake pan coated with non-stick spray. Combine preserves and lemon juice; spread over dough. Dollop remaining dough over the top and sprinkle with remaining nuts.
- Bake at 325 for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over bars. Let stand until cooled and cut into bars. I usually make them the night before I take them somewhere and refrigerate them if there are any leftover!