Saturday, November 14, 2009

I just made the best thing ever.
No lie.
I may never eat anything else again.
"What is it?" you're wondering.
Lemon squares.
That's right folks.
Lemon squares.
But these aren't your run-of-the-mill,
goopy, bright yellow monstrosities
covered with a layer of powdered sugar
just waiting to choke you.
(Is there anything worse than inhaling a lungful of
powdered sugar just as you take a bite of
what's supposed to be a delicious treat?
I submit that there is not.)
Any how. . .
Here's the secret recipe.
I got it from a food blogger
who got it from a can of Eagle Brand.

(Doesn't that look beautiful?)

Lemon Squares

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus baking time
Preheat To: 350ºF
Serving: 9 3" squares or 18 smaller bars


1 cup quick oats, uncooked
1 cup flour
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice


1. Combine oats, flour, coconut, nuts, sugar, baking powder, and butter until crumbly. Pat ½ of crumb mixture evenly on bottom of 9x9" parchment paper-lined baking pan. Reserve other half.
2. In medium bowl, combine Eagle Brand and lemon juice. Pour Eagle Brand mixture onto crumb layer. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top.
3. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 25 to 30 minutes. Cool thoroughly and cut into squares.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's a boy!!!
Jay Alvin Reber
will be joining us
March 25, 2010

(We're incredibly shocked but really excited.)

Monday, November 9, 2009

I am so bored!!!
And I cannot convince my son to go outside and play.
I just wanted you to share in my pain.
Thanks for that.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

So, I might have the cutest kid in the world.
exhibit A

And maybe also the stinkiest.
exhibit B
(Yeah, he's in the fridge so far you almost can't see him.)

exhibit C
(He grabbed the cheese off the table after we had grated some for bean burritos.)

exhibit D
(He then proceeded to eat it.)

exhibit E
(Do you see how much he ate? We almost lost a few fingers trying to wrestle it away from him.)

I rest my case.