It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Short but sweet…

is my post today.  I have been to the store already this morning.  I went so early that I had to wait for a school bus loading kids.  It was stopped right in front of the house here in Pekin that was built a few years ago by Extreme Makeover, the TV show.  I know there is a handicapped child there so the wait was a little longer.  If you will go to this link, you can read the story of why the house was built.

I purchased fresh lemons today to make the cream cheese bars for my son so I need to really cut this short and get in the kitchen.

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

These lemon bars are a great favorite of my son. Easy to make too!
Step 1.
Mix 1 box yellow cake mix with
1/3 cup oil and
1 egg
Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup. Pat remaining mixture into a 13X9 ungreased pan. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile do
Step 2.
Beat 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese with
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar and
1 egg until light and fluffy.
Spread over baked crumb mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumbly mixture over top. Bake 15 minutes longer. Do NOT overbake. Chill completely and cut into squares.

Also, I have to have another mask for my c-pap so that will be brought by some time today.  One nice thing about living in a larger city is I am just a few blocks from the company that delivers these.  Wish me luck as I have had 3 nights in a row of little or no sleep.

I hope you all have a great day.  Stay safe and be happy!!



  1. Have fun with your preparation baking!!!

    "I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time..."
    ~Mark Twain

    1. I am tired tonight but I did get a lot done today.

  2. Oh Twin, I am so sorry that it has been so awful these last three nights. What a miserable day that makes following that. I sure hope this new mask does the trick.

    I'm glad that Neil caught Katie too. She was so much out that it would have been all over. And her black and in the night hate even thinking about it.

    1. I too hope the third time is the charm.
      I am glad Katie is safe.

  3. I have copied your recipe...I can't wait to try it!
    I hope you get some sleep soon, You must be so tired!
    Blessings, Joanne

  4. I watch most of the Home Makeover shows and remember this tiny boy with the brittle bones. Those shows usually get me all teary-eyed at the end.

    The recipe sounds delicious!!! Sorry you've had such a hard time with that machine the past three nights. :( I sure hope the new mask works better for you!! Let us know!

  5. I'm loving the picture at the top of your page. Very pretty. It's bad losing sleep - then for 3 nights in a row. I do hope the new mask solves the problem for you.

  6. We know you are short an sweet ;-)
    Hope you sleep good tonight.

  7. What a very pretty header Beth.. I do hope you get that good nights sleep , don't know much about these machines hope it works for you.
    Hugs Sheila and Wile-e xx

  8. I was happy to read ms Beth Marie.s recipes lovely for your Jim.

  9. I haven't had a lemon based desert for a long time...there's something springy about such things if you ask me! I do hope you find rest in the night season my friend, I pray that gets much better soon.


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