Sunday, April 29, 2007

Oops...almost gone!

Here's the photo I promised...but it looks like someone ate most of the bars?

And I should tell you that I used 2 drops of yellow food coloring in the lemon/sugar/flour mixture.

The original recipe from Erin (I thought I had already posted it but can't find here it is again)

Lemon Bars 1 ½ cubes of butter softened 2 C. flour ½ C. powdered sugar Mix and press into bottom of pan (9 x 13) Bake at 350 for 15 -20 min, It should start to turn light golden color While this bakes: Beat 4 eggs and add to it (I use Jumbo eggs) ½ C fresh lemon juice Zest from one lemon (I use the zest from 2 lemons) 2 C. sugar ¼ C. flour Pour over hot crust and bake again for another 20 min. or until set (the middle shouldn’t jiggle)
It only took 16 minutes in my oven, so watch it carefully.


I should report that the lemon bars turned out great! Not too dry and not too “wet”. They were just the perfect thickness. Now I want to try a lime bar. Or would those be too sour? A berry bar? Photos to follow...

Thursday, April 19, 2007

You gotta see it...

Yes, it has far too much profanity in it (which really underscores the dysfunctionality of this family)...but it's funny! I loved it!

Little Miss Sunshine

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pretty Food

Kitty sent this; "this site has some great looking recipes. All from blogs.................... "

If you're like me, looking at some food is almost as good as tasting it. Beautiful pictures.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


We watched the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith and his (real) son. OK, first; it’s a great movie! You should watch it if you haven’t already done so. Second; it’s a very painful movie to watch. At least I found it to be. As an INFP, I can’t help but identify with the characters when they are played well by competent actors. At some points in the movie I had to get up and leave the room for a moment or two; just to get my emotions in check. That’s the F and P side of my personality type. But this isn’t about me…it’s a little bit about Will Smith, a favorite actor of mine and it’s all about the story itself; a too true story of one man and a boy becoming homeless and how easily it happens and how few people care if it should happen to you. I was particularly struck by the scenes filmed at Glide Memorial church; a haven for Will and his son. And that’s the truth! And afterwards, I had only questions; why do we allow things like this to happen? In one of the wealthiest nations in the world? Why aren’t there more safety nets for those with ‘bad luck’? Why do we allow the mentally ill to wander the streets without anyone to care for them? Why don’t we care?