Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

Coooookkkkiieeesss . . .

We’ve in a nice site here at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, high up on the hill so the water runs off with no problems.

And with all the rain we had yesterday, that was a good thing.

Lake Conroe Site G13

Our home here at G13.

Heard some good news for the oil patch today. Halliburton announced that they’re really ramping up frack crew hiring to over 100 a month. And they’ve increased their frack equipment by over 30% the last couple of months.

As with this week’s jump of 12 new drilling rigs, it bodes well for us gate guards.

I spent most of the day putting the finishing touches on the first run of the knife website, and then passed it on to the client for his take on it. Hopefully I’ll have it wrapped up by the weekend. Maybe.

For dinner tonight we finished off the last of Jan’s delicious Hamburger Vegetable Soup from yesterday.

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

And earlier in the afternoon I whipped up a variation of Magic Cookie Bars for dessert. But Jan and I can never leave a recipe alone. So we made a few modifications

We did start out with the crumbled graham crackers and butter mixture pressed into the silicone pan. Next I poured the can of Sweetened Condensed Milk over the crust and let it soak in.

Magic Cookie Bars 1

But rather than using chocolate chips, I crumbled up a sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mints over the crust. Then I sprinkled the coconut. over the pan.

Magic Cookie Bars 2

Finishing up with the chopped pecan topping, it went into the oven at 350° for 25 minutes.

Magic Cookie Bars 3

Although in the photo the pecans look burnt, it’s just the lighting. They’re actually perfect toasted.

Magic Cookie Bars 4

And the bars were really good. The little hint of mint from the cookies adds a really nice touch.

And the fact that I left both the graham crackers and the cookies in larger pieces, meant the bars were really crunchy chewy.

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Tomorrow we’ll do some shopping and pick up some prescriptions at Wal-Mar/Sam’s.

And probably dinner somewhere.

Thought for the Day: 

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. You know, like ‘He died right after saying, “Here, hold my beer and watch this.”’ 


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