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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Men And Christmas Trees



Hello, my lovely friends.

What is it about men  and Christmas trees?  Or is it just my husband who wants to purchase the first tree we see?  Absolutely, no patience whatsoever to look around for the perfect tree!  But, do you think I care?  No, Siree!  We got a beautiful tree! It's up on its base, but no ornaments yet.  Haven't had the time. My mom is a little under the weather, so I've been taking care of her plus everything else.

I wanted to share these amazing strawberry oatmeal bars, they are so good.  Great Christmas treat for neighbors and friends. Great for school snacks.  Great for work.  Great for hiding under your pillow for a midnight snack, yeah.





Ingredients:                                          Yield: Approx. 24 bars

1 1/4 cups flour

1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

3/4 cup butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups strawberry jam or preserves




Directions:
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, add butter and vanilla; mix well with wooden spoon until well combined.  Spread half of oatmeal mixture into a 13 x 9 inch pan, press well with a spatula.  Add strawberry preserves evenly with a spatula, top with remaining oatmeal mixture and press lightly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly golden.
Cut into squares with a pizza cutter.

Enjoy!



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