Hello! How are you doing this week? We're doing good. I had wanted to make the boys a surprise after school snack on their first day, but I had swimming, so I made something for them their second day. :-) I got this recipe a long time ago and just ran across it in my recipe file box not long ago. It was from a neighbor across the street when our kids were small. They're called "Peanut Butter Squares". They were a big hit with the boys!
First you bring some sugar and light corn syrup to a boil, then stir in peanut butter and vanilla, stir until melted, then pour over Special K cereal, blend and spread into a 9x13 pan.
When I was googling for similar recipes, many had a topping of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips, which I did. BUT - I actually think they are better without the extra richness of the topping. Next time it will just be the bars.
PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup light corn syrup -- Stir and bring to a boil, take off heat and add
2 tsp Vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 Cups Peanut Butter -- Stir until melted, pour over 6 cups of Special K cereal in a bowl, stir until coated well, spread into 9x13 cake pan that has been coated with butter. Cut in squares to serve.
I finally got to use my jadeite pedestal cake stand! LOL!
Boys are home!
Grandma gets a photo first.. :-) They loved their snack.
And I *finally* finished the Angry Bird Cardinal for Caleb! I'm really happy with how it turned out. I followed a pattern, but I printed up a photo of a "real" angry bird and it was very different from the pattern so I had a do a LOT of changing and customizing it to have it look more like the real thing. So, I can't really recommend the pattern, although it gave me the basics, for which I am thankful. It was a free pattern I found by "googling".
What do you think? :-)
The "real" red bird.
Angry Bird Pig and Cardinal.. the boys love them.. even though I couldn't coax a smile out of Caleb. :-)
While I was out photographing the bird in the tree, I snapped some of some of my flowers that are still doing well. The Lantana again.. I can't help it, I find them fascinating and beautiful.
The more brilliant variety.
My poor little miniature rose has hardly any leaves and just a few flowers.. but they're adorable. This is about the diameter of a silver dollar.
The begonias are flowering.. so pretty and exotic. This is the light pink edged variety.
And the darker coral pink edged one.
The 2 koi grew quite big this summer! The pond goldfish grow much slower and are little compared to the koi.
All of the geraniums that Dayle have wintered over for years performed beautifully in this extra sunny summer.
Another sunny day here - I'm heading off to swim and then to open a new bank account for Portland Women's Forum as I'm the new Treasurer. I hope that goes well. I hope you have a great week and weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)