Friday, March 5, 2010

Another BBQ and a Crumble Bar

Carmen over at Waxed Out Creative Life shared a recipe the other day for BBQ Lasagna and I just HAD to try it.
I made a pan of it for my bunch and got thumbs up from everyone. It's a definite keeper.

While I was making ours I thought I would make a pan of it for my Dad who is a vegetarian as well as a diabetic. So for his I just substituted Morningstar Farms Crumbles in place of the meat and I used Splenda in place of the brown sugar. It turned out just as good.

I spent that whole day in the kitchen cooking. I made a couple loaves of Italian bread to go with our dinner and tried a recipe for Crumble Bars that I found in one of my Amish cookbooks.

Crumble Bars

1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 bag chocolate chips
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 cup peanut butter

Mix the first six ingredients together and spread into a greased 9X13 pan.
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle the marshmallows on top and bake again for another 5 minutes.
Let cool.
Once cooled, melt chocolate chips & peanut butter together.
Stir Rice Krispies into chocolate mixture and then spread on top of the marshmallows.
Let cool and cut into bars.

These turned out pretty tasty. I thought the marshmallow layer sounded a little different but they gave the bars a little layer of fluff.

Needless to say, it was a long day and by the time supper was over I didn't care if I ever stepped back into the kitchen again or not.
However, that thought was short lived because I spent the next whole day scrubbing the kitchen walls and cabinets down. The Spring Cleaning Bug got me!

Now today I hope to dig through my fabric stash and find enough material to be able to sew a new set of curtains for the kitchen window. Not so sure that I will have the right fabric or enough of the right fabric but I'm gonna try and if I don't get off this computer I'll never have enough time to even sew the curtains.
Hope you all have a great weekend!


Beth at Mehitable Puddington's Cupboard said...

Happy curtain making! :)

Carmen C. said...

I'm glad to hear they all liked the lasagna! Those bars look very yummy! Good luck with your curtains....mine didn't turn out, the muslin was just not the right fabric for the look I wanted, they are in the garbage already:(

Nancy M. said...

It all sounds very yummy!

Buttercup said...

The lasagna looks great. I like just about anything with barbecue sauce, so I'll be sure to try it. I like the vegetarian variation, too.

Sandra said...

My family LOVES lasagna. Those bars sound really good!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I will have to check out the lasagna recipe. Oh, your crumble bars look so good.Especially to a chocolate nut like me. LOL! It is a new twist to Krispie bars. Yum.