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.
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?
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.