Monday, November 22, 2010

This, that and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.....

Hello!  Excuse the lack of blogging over the weekend.  Trav spent the weekend fishing down at the coast with a few of his friends.  It's their annual fishing trip that always takes place after football and before the holidays roll around.  Usually the kids and I fit in lots of different fun activities and do as we please.  We definitely fit in several activities over the weekend.  Fun... not so much.  The activities included a dr. visit on Saturday, the pharmacy Saturday afternoon and lots of cuddling and resting the rest of the weekend.  As I mentioned last week he was acting fussier than normal and I just blamed it on his molars coming in.  By Saturday morning he was a mess so I brought him in.  Emma had also been complaining of not feeling well but I kept telling her, "you're fine!"...thinking she was just trying to get my attention :)  Turns out they both had strep and croup!  Poor Em was being serious!  Just go ahead and give me the outstanding mother of the year award  ;) 
Emma is definitely feeling better and Colt is still coming around.
I didn't get a single bit of housework done around the house today.  But I did get in lots of cuddling and playing time with both of them!  It's days like these when they're sick I am so thankful to be home with them! 


The weather is SO warm here in Texas!  Tomorrow's high is supposed to be in the high 70's perhaps reaching 80.  I've had my air conditioning on the past few days because it has felt so muggy.  When it gets a little chilly in our house I like to look out the window at our fall colored trees and pretend it's cold inside because it's freezing outside ;) ha! 
This is my fourth year living in Texas and I would say this is by FAR the best fall for the trees changing colors.  All of the crepe myrtles around our yard are bright oranges, yellows and reds!  One of my favorite parts of God's creation!

*excuse the flash and dirty window ;) real life people!*


Trav was a dear and brought us home a dozen kolaches from one of my favorite places!
For those of you who aren't familiar with what a kolache's a definition:
"Kolache (also spelled kolace, kolach, or kolacky, from the Czech and Slovak plural koláče) is a type of pastry consisting of fillings ranging from fruits (including poppy seed, raspberry, and apricot) to cheeses and/or meats inside a bread roll."

My favorite are the apricot and cream cheese kolaches!


Before I head off of here I have a yummy dessert recipe that you can make over the Thanksgiving break!  They're bars that taste like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.  They don't last very long around our house!
I plan on doing some baking tomorrow for the long weekend.  These bars, pumpkin creamcheese muffins (I'll share this either tomorrow or Wednesday), a pecan pie (my contribution to the meal at my inlaws!) and some chex mix!  I love the holidays :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1 pkg graham crackers, crushed
1 lb powdered sugar (3 1/2 cups)

Mix these two ingredients.

Melt 1 Cup Peanut Butter and 2 sticks of butter.  Combine with the graham cracker mixture.
Spread into a 9x13 pan. 

Melt 12 oz chocolate chips and 4 Tablespoons of butter.  Spread on the top of the graham cracker mixture.  Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens (I store mine in the fridge).  Cut and serve!


Hope everyone is having a great beginning of your Thanksgiving week!!!


  1. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  2. Ooo so that's why you wanted the recipe ;) haha