Wednesday, October 15, 2008

An oldie but goodie

Sorry folks, nothing new to post today, I've been running around getting my car fixed, going to the chiropractor, going to WalMart (ugh) and making some Fudge Nut bars.

Let me just tell you , I DESPISE WalMart. I really do. It not because of the way their treat their employees, it's not for the immigrant workers who sleep in the back room and is isn't because they promote men managers more than women. Nope... Going to WalMart is like an obstacle course. Find a parking spot, don't get hit buy the escaped shopping cart. go inside, find a cart that isn't stuck to another, Walk around the cart in the middle of the aisle, avoid the screaming child, and that one, and that one... Then wait 40 minutes in line to pay for your groceries. Yep, oodles of fun. I prefer Super Target. It's clean, has a Starbucks inside AND this dude is EVERYWHERE this season.

Tee Hee Hee.... I bought the one where he is dressed as a vampire. He goes with my sock monkey vampire. hee hee... it makes me giggle.

K, so Super Target was not on my way home, so I sucked it up and went to the big W. You know that PO'd me the most? They had everything I needed. Yep, all in one place. I really want things to be inconvenient so I can dislike them even more. There were still plenty of screamers in the store, so I still knew I was at the W.

Any who, Kev needed some sort of treat to bring to rehearsal tomorrow. They are in the final days of production for Carmen and the show goes up Friday night. I decided to make Fudge Oat Bars. These are SO darn tasty! They have a few extra steps but they are SO worth it!

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (I grind them into nut dust)

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Spread two-thirds in the bottom of an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; set aside. For filling, heat milk, chocolate chips, butter and salt in a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and walnuts. Spread over oat mixture in pan. Drop remaining oat mixture by tablespoonfuls over chocolate. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Yield: 30 servings.

And they look like this!!!

I have tasted, and they are good.....

Just one last thing, in honor of Kev's show tomorrow, here is a little Muppet Carmen for you. This also makes me giggle.