Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start! Just a few important matters to discuss this afternoon.
*I think Forever 21 made this shirt for me. More like blogging in the afternoon and then the middle of the night but pretty much the same thing.
*These are a treasure to my family.
Date Bars. These things are like gold to my family and my mom has been making them for decades now. My dad is allergic to eggs—> he is limited with his dessert options and so my mom makes these for him every birthday! They are super rich but crazy delicious.
3 packages Dates (chopped)
1 cup water
1/4 cup granulated suagar
Cook dates in water and sugar until a paste texture forms. More water usually needs to be added while cooking to obtain texture.
Top and bottom:
In a separate bowl:
3 cubes butter (1 1/2 cup cups)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Cream butter and sugars together.
2 1/4 cups flour
3 teaspooons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Blend these together.
3 3/4 cups quick oats
Blend together but try not to crush the oats
Spread 1/2 of dry mix into 9”x 13” greased cake pan and pat down flat
Spread date mix over dry mix and smooth flat.
Top with remaining mix and lightly pat.
Bake in 350 degree oven until golden brown (approximately 30 minutes).
*Still hoping for a miracle with this whole rice trick thing but to be honest… it has been kind of nice living phoneless for a while. I get a lot more done:)
*Living phoneless has also forced me to take my nice camera (or iPad;) everywhere for pictures which is probably a good thing.
*Things got really crazy at our hotel party… a bunch of Mormon girls and some diet coke.
*When your smile is so big it forces your eyes to shut every single time. He has a big chunk of my heart.
*My friend took a picture of Brooke at church taking out each Frosted Mini Wheat, eating the frosting off and then putting it back in the bag. Nice work Brooke.
*I came across this old picture of me and Brooke and it made me crave a camping trip with her this summer.
*After my run this morning we went to the mall to split some pretzel bites. I called it our new Presidents Day tradition.
*I woke up on my bday morning to this from Meg. She thinks my love for Milky Ways and Almond Joys are bizarre but she encouraged it for my bday.
*How To Love The Treadmill and 8 Treadmill Workouts——> a post I wrote for Women’s Running! Feel free to check it out!
Are you allergic to anything?
Your thoughts on Milky Ways and Almond Joys?
Do you have a family dessert that everyone is obsessed over?
Has the rice trick ever saved your phone after water damage?