What joy the gospel gives me. I can approach the throne of God with confidence, not because I've done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I'm clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. ~ C.J. Mahaney

super wow party in your mouth bars (and a finished mini-quilt)

First of all, happy Friday!  Is the weather as glorious where you are as it is here in South Carolina?  It's so beautiful here...mid-seventies and sunny.  It's the start of a beautiful weekend.

Let's celebrate the weekend with a party, shall we?  This recipe comes straight from my friends Pat and Joy's blog, Pearl River Diaries.  Their Our Daily Rice tab has some delicious treats you're going to want to try.  Lacy tried this one when she was visiting them in China.  They're called Tasty Bars, but seriously, that name just doesn't quite do them justice.  Instead, Lacy dubbed them "Super Wow Party in Your Mouth Bars."

So yeah.  We're going with that.

This recipe totally saved the day on Wednesday.  I was dying for something sweet to snack on and there was nothing that fit the bill in the pantry.  It was a double bummer because not only were there no cookies in the house, there was no flour in the cupboard.  That almost never happens around here.

I don't give up easily.  Desperation brought to mind this recipe I remembered seeing and hearing about, where the base is made of oats.  In fact, there are only six ingredient: oats, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.  Joy and Rapture!  I had all that!

It goes together in a hurry and then needs to chill in the fridge for a while to set up.  The wait was almost torture; however, it was worth it.  Definitely one of those recipes where the end product is greater than the sum of the parts.  Everyone agrees, these are Super Wow.

Here again is the link:  Tasty Bars

Go give them a try.

As promised, I wanted to show you the little Dresden Plate mini-quilt I started a few weeks ago.  Actually, this is one of two I'm working on.  The other is similar but I used lighter fabrics.
 I just love little projects like this...embroidery and hand-quilting in tiny stitches.  Pure bliss.

So, what do you have planned for the weekend?  My plan is to start a fall table runner for myself.  The irony is that after doing fall give-aways for the past five years, I still have never made a fall quilt to keep.  That shall change tomorrow.  The vision I have is an apple tree in the center and fall motifs around the border and the line from the song, "Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me."

Enjoy your weekend!!



Living in China said...

If you post that dresden plate quilt on your cradle moons, maybe someone would come along and buy it twenty minutes later, if you sent them the link!

Living in China said...

Oh, and thanks for directing folks to our blog. But buying the little quilt would not be payola, let me assure you! ;)

Abby St Clair said...

Earth to Laura Lee, come in Laura Lee.