Friday, November 20, 2009

Last Day of Gymnastics - FIRST Hair Cut!

So this was kind of a big week for our 'baby' girl! Last Tues. was her last day of gymnastics and YESTERDAY was her FIRST haircut! The photos have comments so it should kind of narrate the 2 events for you... Over all a fun week :D

Monday, November 16, 2009

Uncooked Squares aka Dark Chocolate Goodness :D

Uncooked Squares – aka Dark Chocolate goodness!

By Bree (actually, by my Great Grandmother, Helen Zion aka Grammy)

There are 3 layers.

Layer 1:

· ½ cup butter

· ¼ cup sugar

· 5 T. unsweetened coco powder

· 1 t. vanilla

· 1 egg

· 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I use 2 packs, minus 2-3 graham crackers – 2 full packs makes the mixture too dry)

1. -Heat butter, sugar and coco powder in a pot, stirring till smooth

2. -Beat egg and vanilla together then beat into above mixture

3. -Add graham cracker crumbs (I find the finer the crumbs the better… if mixture won’t stick together, add a little more butter or less crumbs)

4. -Pack in the bottom of a 13x9 or smaller pan (it all depends on how thick you like your layers)

Layer 2:

· ¼ cup butter

· 2 T. instant vanilla pudding powder

· 3 T. milk

· 2 cups powdered sugar

-Mix and pour over first layer

Layer 3:

· 4 squares bitter chocolate (baking chocolate) (I replaced a square or two with dark chocolate because that’s what I had- it works but you need to be careful or it gets WAY too sweet!)

· 1 T. butter

1. -Melt over double boiler & Pour over layer 2.

2. -Chill the whole thing till firm –

NOTE: You want to make sure you score the top of the chocolate after it starts to firm but BEFORE it’s hard! :D

ENJOY and think of us J