Jennifer Lyon

Monday, September 16th, 2019
Weekend Roundup

Another weekend zoomed by.

Saturday, I baked all day, while Wizard was at Youngest Son’s house, helping him out on stuff. Then Wizard came home, picked me and Maggie up, we grabbed some food, and headed back to Youngest’s house for dinner. It sure is nice having one of the kids lives so close by!

CPA Boy and Special K’s housewarming party turned out really fun! It was a long day, but worth it and great to see extended family. CPA Boy’s two brothers and some of their cousins were both outside playing with Turbo (my grandson) so mom and dad could set up the food. That was fine, but I went outside to check, and they had pulled out the hose and filled up Turbo’s standing water toy. Turbo was having a great time splashing and generally getting soaked! I cracked up, but I but let Special K know–it’s a mom-courtesy thing, I’d want to know what my 17 month old son is doing, and I know Special K does too. She went out and checked, then just shrugged, let them all play and went back to her task of entertaining. Once I brought him in, Turbo’s parents quickly washed him off, changed his clothes and didn’t even blink an eye at the fact that he got soaking wet playing in water in the middle of a party. I was really pleased to see how chill they were about it. They were happy his uncles and adult cousins were all playing with him.

If anyone’s interested, the lemon bars and Twix cookies came out pretty good. They are time-consuming because they have to be done in layers. The lemon bars have a shortbread base which is baked first, then lemon custard topping that is poured over it and baked again. Those came out very lemony-tart and good if you enjoy lemon. The Twix bars are three layers: the shortbread base which is baked and cooled, then the caramel layer, then the chocolate layer. Here’s the recipes:

Lemon Bars

Twix Bars.

Umm…the one downside of baking is I have some extra Twix bars in my house and no will power. Send help, or at least a heavy dose of self control :-) I froze the extra lemon bars so I’m safe from that threat.

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Silver James
    September 16th, 2019 at 10:18 am · Link

    So glad the bars came out awesome–as if you’d back anything that wasn’t. :roll: And so cool that the uncles and cousins are so cool with kids. Makes me smile. You could chop up the extra Twixt bars and then sprinkle them over ice cream. 8)

    Stormy came for breakfast and cartoons on Saturday. Only had dentist appointment, Baseball Boy meeting with AD/head bb coach, and Lawyer Guy had to open the AL post for a Special Forces group meeting. We watched Teen Titans. I’m not sure my brain will ever recover.

    I blew off Sunday. Regretting it this morning as I wend through emails and stuff I’ve procrastinated on. Now I need to work and run errands but I just want to go back to bed. Time for more coffee! Have a great week.

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    September 16th, 2019 at 12:33 pm · Link

    I’m so glad your cookies turned out. And that you had a fun weekend, even if it did fly by.

    Not much going on here. Basically, another lazy weekend.

  3. Viki S.
    September 16th, 2019 at 3:01 pm · Link

    I love how Turbo’s parents let him be a kid. It’s refreshing :). So happy that the house warming was a really good time for everyone and that you made both treats ;). I think I’d love those lemon bars. I like bite.

    Can’t you freeze the twix bars? Of course not, they’re gone :lol: .

    We went to this new place in the village near us that is a farm to table restaurant. It may seat 30 people max. It was fantastic. Very limited menu but the food was so good. We even had dessert and we never do that :). The best thing is it’s only 4 or 5 minutes from home.

    I hope you have a fantastic evening!

  4. Jenn
    September 16th, 2019 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m trying to resist the Twix bars in any form! And I’ve made a lot of not-awesome things over the years, LOL! I’m sure I will again :-)

    You’re a good grandma to watch Stormy’s beloved cartoons with him. I’m sure we will be doing the same with Turbo!

    I’m glad you blew off Sunday–you need to recharge too. Hope you got a lot done today!

  5. Jenn
    September 16th, 2019 at 5:55 pm · Link

    B.E., I think my blood pressure went down just reading your comment “Basically, another lazy weekend”. It was somehow soothing like gazing out at a tranquil lake :-)

    Hope Monday is treating you well!

  6. Jenn
    September 16th, 2019 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m loving it too with Turbo’s parents. They’re reasonably protective, but also good about letting him be a kid and safely explore the world.

    I probably could freeze the Twix bars. I don’t even trust myself with frozen ones, LOL!

    Thats awesome that you discovered a new place to eat! I don’t mind a limited menu if it’s good. Being close to home is even better!

    Hope Monday has gone well and started off your week right!

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