I managed to add a little strip to my quilt but this has been a busy week. When I returned on Tuesday evening I discovered that my hot water heater was not working. So then, I had to have the gas company man come. And he figured out that the heater needed to be fixed. So to make a long story short--yesterday it was Joe the Plumber working all morning here. He also fixed some outdoor faucets. There were three faucets over the top of the water heater. And one of them was really corroded. And so on. I was planning to cut up a big bunch of assorted scraps and make a round of liberated triangles on the quilt. Anyhow, I was able to have a nice shower and shampoo this morning.
My sister gave me her "secret recipe" for cookie bars, and I'm planning to bake them for Father's Day. I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I trust her. She's a wonderful cookie maker.
Double Chocolate Cookie Bars
2 cups (24 cookies) finely crushed oreo cookies
1/4 cup margarine or butter--melted
12 oz pkg chocolate chips (divided)
14 oz can condensed milk (not the evaporated kind)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Spray a 9 by 13 pan with no-stick cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine crumbs and melted butter and press firmly in bottom of the pan. Melt 1 cup of the chips with the condensed milk and the vanilla. Pour evenly over the cookie crumbs. Sprinkle nuts and remaining chips on top and pat down. Bake 20 minutes, or until set. Cool on a rack. Cut into squares. Store tightly covered at room temperature.