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Saturday, December 15, 2012

I'm All For Easy....

Sometimes easy is good....Other times it's hard.

Keep reading....This will all make sense in a bit.

I made Saltine Cookie Bars this morning. They are very easy, unless Tessie gets involved.

I will put the recipe at the end of this, if anybody wants to try them.  They are usually very easy.

This time, not so much.  Tessie was in one of her "helpful" moods.  This just means that she wants the cookies NOW.  She sat on the handle of the saucepan and stirred the sugar and butter whilst they boiled merrily away....Only trouble is, you really shouldn't be wearing a big red hat that falls off a lot when you are leaning over and stirring.  The hat is now washed and is drying by the sink as we speak...Thank goodness, Tessie didn't loose her balance...
After I spread the chocolate chips on top and spread them around, I went away to let them cool. 

I got shoulders and new arms and hands sculpted on Engelbert.  I wrapped the other nameless elf's arms with floral tape.  I couldn't find white so I had to use green.  It really doesn't make a difference, but I like white better.  Just a personal quirk.  I still have to do some more refining on the first little guy. Then I will start working on the other one....
I decided to take a break and see how the cooling was going.

One step into the kitchen and this is what I came up against!

Mind you, this stuff is supposed to get cold and be broken into chunks.  Why wait when you have a good paring knife?

I took that away from Tessie and shooed them all out. 

To stop them from doing it again, I put the tray in the refrigerator....

About an hour ago, I opened the fridge to get a Pepsi and The Terrible Two + One froze in place.  Maybe they thought I wouldn't notice if they didn't move.  It didn't work.

The three of them are now locked in the workroom and I told them that they can't come out for cookies until I come and collect them. 

I have to figure out a way to stop Tessie's bad zapping habits.  She seems to be able to get into any place when she puts her mind to it.  And now she is taking others right along with her.

I think it was the footprint fudge that started it.  A little bit of sugar makes the medicine go down....It also makes Tessie's powers stronger.  In theory, all I have to do is keep Tessie away from the sugar....Wish me luck.

See you tomorrow....Recipe for Tessie's favorite cookies below.

Saltine Cookie Bars.

Line a large cookie sheet with foil and butter it well.
Lay out a single layer of saltine crackers to cover the bottom.
In a saucepan, boil 1 c. sugar and 1 c. butter(two sticks) for two minutes, after it reaches the boiling point..
Pour over the crackers and spread evenly.  Bake  4 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with a 12 oz. package of chocolate chips.
When chocolate is soft, spread around evenly. 
You can sprinkle with nuts if you wish...I don't bother...It gets eaten as fast as I can break it in pieces.
Chill and then break in pieces.
Hide it from Tessie!!!


Lucille said...

There's always plenty of action going on with those three, Casey. Never a boring moment for you! The desert looks delicious. I always make the same thing but I have not yet started. The little elves are coming along. Can't wait to see them all dressed.

Lisa Marie said...

That is a favorite at our house! We call them reindeer treats. ( no idea why! Lol)