Thursday, December 30, 2010

Raspberry Bars

I'm off to enjoy the weekend in the desert.....should be very cold and a good time to wear some knitted scarfs....also, time spent with my knitters friends....I've recruited just about everyone I can to join me in this fun hobby....there are some who are still on the fence but I haven't given up yet...

Here's the recipe I said was a family favorite, in fact, seems like anyone who eats them says "this are great"....I'm thinking it's all the butter - what isn't "great" with something made with butter!!

1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

Add & blend in:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup melted butter

Press 1/2 of mixture into a greased round or square 8" baking dish
Spread with 1/2 jar of seedless raspberry jam.....spread to within 1/2 inch of sides of dish
crumble the remaining oatmeal mixture over the top of jam....bake at 350 degrees for 30, cut and eat

Hope you have time to give them a try - very easy...enjoy your weekend, be careful if you're out and about on the roadways.....I'll be back on Sunday to share what I've completed during the time at the desert - new pictures with my old I didn't win on the lottery, but enough about me not getting a new camera - I'm even tired of hearing myself go on about that topic....  

I received a thoughtful gift in the mail the day before Christmas and I'm going to share with a special buddy...more on that and pictures on Sunday's blog entry.... time to put the dogs in the car and start the adventure - everytime we go to the river there is always a story that happens....keep your fingers crossed it's a good one!! Last time we watched someone shoot bowling balls out of a cannon welded into the back of a pickup truck and fire them off into the middle of the desert...that was interesting...the guy loading the cannon was missing a finger. Imagine that....he's in his 50's and still playing with matches...boys and their toys:)   


Kara said...

Have a wonderful time on your desert adventure. The bars sound delightful.

leah said...

Those sound so yummy right now. Hi from Sicily! we just had 10 mins of rain. I hope you are keeping warm in havasu..sending love from the world travelers :)