Centerpoint Covered Bridge :: the creek :: a recipe from Myrna :: Buddy, the spoiled
Ohio Star :: almost done :: pumpkin pie :: puzzling with Uncle Phil and Julian
We made a day trip to Grandma's house on Monday. It was nice. We were supposed to have bad weather overnight, but no snow came which made for much easier travel. The point of our trip was to follow up on a promise that I would help paint a barn quilt star for Grandma's barn. My aunt Coleen has always wanted one, and my uncle Phil painted Grandma's old barn (and repaired the door that his bulls tore off!) special for the occasion.
On the way across the state, we stopped and saw the Centerpoint covered bridge, one of only three remaining covered bridges in West Virginia that we have not seen. In other news, we came home with two hand-me-down cat puzzles (we are a puzzling' family, in case you can't tell), a box of Swiss Miss cocoa, a framed quilted star from my great grandmother's sewing basket, and a few yeast rolls. Not a bad haul for our labors.
About that recipe - this was a recipe Grandma and aunt Lois said was really great. It is a seven layer bar-type thing. As Grandma didn't feel the need to write down the instructions, I'll tell you it goes something like this:
Preheat your oven to 350F. In the bottom of a 9x13, melt the butter, press the graham crackers in the bottom, using the butter as glue (Lois says she has used GF rolled oats in place of the graham with good results). Dump all the other ingredients on top, presumably in five more layers. Bake for 25-28 minutes. Allow to cool completely (and/or chill) before cutting into 36 + pieces.