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:
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?