Life, Recipes

Book love

Today I remembered a box of old books I had stashed away while Justus was still in that destructive toddler phase. It was sheer joy to start unloading the box, I love love LOVE old books. If you ever want to get me a present… old copies of any of the classics, yes please! All the better if they are obviously well loved and dog eared.

So obviously, this book is a treasure to me… can you read what it says across the top?
(in childish handwriting)

How sweet is that?!
Then there were these favourites from my childhood…
The only one I can’t find is the old school Berenstain Bears The Bike Lesson story.
Anyone recognize this one?
24 robbers

And now for a recipe…
Tomorrow is our Lewis family Christmas (we have it early so my grandparents can go to Florida) and I have to bring a dessert. Justus helped me make this Chocolate Candy Bar Dessert (otherwise know as “better than sex” dessert).

2 cups oreo cookie crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
Press into a 9×13 pan and put in fridge for 10 minutes to set.

Mix softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar in medium bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Gently stir in 1/2 container of thawed whipped topping (cool whip). Spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle with chopped candy bars over cream cheese layer.

Pour 3 cups milk into a large bowl. Add 2 pkgs instant chocolate pudding mix (4 serving size boxes) and beat for 1 minute. Pour over chocolate bar layer and allow it to stand and set for 5 minutes. Spread remaining half of whipped topping. Garnish with additional chopped chocolate bars.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs or until set. Cut into squares and serve.

Christmas baking

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  • Reply Rosemary December 6, 2010 at 10:47 am

    All my Dr Suess books look like this! My dad always said that Dr Suess was invented to torment parents, but I love his books!

    • Reply Christa December 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm

      Some I LOVE and some I really don’t like. These are favourites for sure!!
      I like rhyming books better than not though, they may be tongue twisters, but I like the flow of a book that rhymes.

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