6.11.2010

Is it okay...

for the cook (or in this case, the baker)
to taste test her food?
Or is this just a total
lack
of
self-control?
Worse yet, I am taking these to someone elses home...
but it's just my sister's house, so then it's okay...right?
The taste test gives these a 5 star. Now I will spend the rest of the afternoon trying to forget about the fact that I very badly would like another sample...
DH and I are spending the weekend with my sister and her DH at their cabin. It should be a fun brother/sister weekend. My DH is her DH's brother...sisters married brothers. We are going to sneak over to Country Threads in Garner, IA for their annual Flag Day event in the morning. Their flag day event includes outdoor vendors, antiques & a plant sale....should be a good time and I suppose I'll feed my fabric addiction while I'm there and bring home a couple more bags of fabric...

I asked my sister what I should bring for food and her response email goes like this...

I suck at baking so you could bring something sweat (she means sweet:-) but I am trying to loose (she means lose :-) weight.
I tried to wear the pants I wore to market Saturday night and they were about an 1 ½”
from meeting in the middles (she means middle:-) – a bag of Carmel corn a day will do that!
I’m keeping the food simple.

She makes me regurgitate...she's the skinny sister in the family and she can't get her size 2 pants to button. That is too bad, don't we all feel sorry for her??? Can we all throw rotten tomatoes at her? If I ate a bag of Carmel corn a day I would be a Two Ton Tessie.
Life just isn't fair sometimes...
I think I need
another
bar.

Almond Toffee Squares
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1 cup cold butter
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (yum, love this stuff...i can eat this by spoonfuls right from the can...perhaps this is why I'm not a size 2)
1 (6 oz.) package Heath English Toffee Bits
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure Almond extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar and 1/4 cup almonds in a large bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (I used my food processor for this). Press into ungreased 13" x 9" baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Combine sweetened condensed milk, toffee bits, egg and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Top with remaining almonds. Continue baking for 23 - 27 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into squares.


Have a good weekend,
Brenda

6 comments:

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Such a sweet post, enjoy your weekend, sounds wonderful:)

Deb said...

Those look scrumptuous! I would definitely have to taste test those. Won't want something bad tasting to go out of the house, now would we? LOL

I think I'm going to have to try them. They do look wonderful.

April Mechelle said...

The Picture it's self of the bars has put 10 lbs on me... LOL. Sounds like you are going to have a fun filled weekend !!

Mary said...

These bars look wonderful! Just may have to try them!!

Have a fun weekend!

Diva Kreszl said...

oh Brenda you made me laugh...and yes I say we throw tomatos! As for the dessert, cut them into little squares, put them on a plate and no one will ever know any are missing :)

WoolenSails said...

That is nice that your husbands are brothers and get togethers are fun. I would just make two batches, guranteed one would be gone before I got there;)

Debbie