Thursday, November 10, 2011

what we are going to do when we grow up and Chocolate Nut Bars

We invited our newest neighbors over last night.  For a little bit of dessert and some planning..

They moved in a few months ago and we connected right away.  You know how it is when you meet someone and you feel like you've known them for a long time?   That.

Starting next week, we will be having a neighborhood Bible study.  With this couple and hopefully several others.  I am very excited about this opportunity and can't wait to see what GOD will do.  Now we know what we are going to do when we grow up.  :)

Please pray that GOD would draw the people He wants to have in this study and that we would be faithful in proclaiming His Word.

We will be meeting for a meal, delving into the Word together and perhaps even singing.  I know a very cute worship leader we could invite (see above - doesn't he look like he's been doing that all his life?).

The recipe for chocolate nut bars?  Coming right up.

  This recipe comes from my second oldest cookbook, a 1943 edition of Woman's Home Companion Cook Book  (the prices on Ebay range from $45 -$165!). It  too, tells you how to singe, draw and quarter a chicken; syrup is spelled sirup and ground beef  is referred to as 'hamburg'.  Unless you are talking about a beef patty, then it is hamburger. 

The editor expresses shock that 'even' a husband used a recipe in a previous edition of the book, but disappointingly, there are no recipes for squirrel or possum.  I'll have to rely on my other cookbook for those delicacies.

  However, I'd rather eat these bars that squirrel or possum.  You?

Chocolate Nut Bars

1 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 C. shortening
1 C. Brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 C. chocolate chips

Combine first four ingredients, set aside.  Cream shortening; add brown sugar gradually and mix thoroughly.  Add the egg.  Add vanilla, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.  Spread the dough evenly into a greased and floured square pan 8x8x2.  Bake in a moderate oven at 350 for about 30 minutes or until browned.

When cool cut into bars and dust with confectioner's sugar.


Anonymous said...

Yum. With a son allergic to nuts, I will just dream about the pecans. So glad you are going to get to have your Bible study with your neighbors. Snow here. Linda

Cheri said...

I think the recipe would be delicious without nuts as well, Linda! Enjoy the snow!