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

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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Oh what a beautiful…

morning in the heart of Illinois.  The sun is shining and it is 64 degrees to reach 90 degrees today.  It is a great day to be alive and I thank God that am.  I have finished my 4th week of recovery and today begins my 5th week.  I am gaining more strength each day.  I think I will try and tackle a quick once over cleaning this week.

My son is coming to see me this Friday and my brother and his wife the next day on the 14th.  I am in a dilemma on what to have to eat while they are here.  My brother made it simple and said ‘Sis, don’t worry about it, we will take you out to eat and if that doesn’t work we’ll get you a gallon of homemade soup.’  My son is a different story.  I definitely will make his lemon cream cheese bars that are his favorites.  I have everything I need to make them.  It will all work out!

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.

I hope your weekend is a good one.  Stay safe and be happy!!



  1. Good morning dear Twin. I would love to have one of those and before long I may make some for my oldest. He'll love those.

    I am so so grateful that you are beginning and keeping to an upward trend in how you feel. Prayers are heard and answered. xoxox

  2. Sounds yummy..Yes Sis they are coming to see YOU not exactly to eat. I hope you have a lovely visit with them. Not looking forward to the 90's here but trying to keep cool. Prayers for you everyday.. Glad you are gaining strength back. XOXO

  3. oh Beth marie, look at you woryring about everyone else, let them take care of you! You ahve been through so much, I know you wan t normal back but take it easy and let people care for you!The lemon bars sound wonderful, completely different than my recipe! I love your back ground on your blog!

  4. Sounds like it's going to be a lovely lovely day and you have some wonderful times to look forward to with your family. Keep getting better!!!

  5. The recipe sounds delicious. Don't tire yourself out. Let your family take you out. They want to do something for you - enjoy it.

  6. I hope your 5th week is wonderful and that it gets easier and easier with each week.

    It's going to be 90 here in KY today as well. I don't know about you but I am ready for some real autumn weather here soon!

  7. i can 'feel' that you're feeling better in this post. YAY! :)

  8. ooohhhhh you sound so happy today!!

    have a great weekend!!

  9. Hi Beth

    You are sounding much better, which is good news but take care not to over do things. Enjoy your visits

    Hugs Nita

  10. Hi Beth, I have been away back to say Hello! Lemon Bars sound yummy. Stop worrying about everyone else it will be fine. This 5th week will be great and each week after will be even better! God Bless, Anna

  11. I love to hear that you're feeling better my friend. I pray you have a spectacular visit!

  12. Beth, We are happy you are alive too. I can have sympathy for your eating while going through this recovery. I have been told by the dentist to eat only soft foods for a few days...I had a dental implant Tuesday. I have eaten yogurts, puddings, oatmeal, and some baked potatoes. I am getting ready for some salad in my future. It's not easy to change eating habits. Sending blessings to you. xoxo,Susie

  13. Great to hear you are getting stronger every day! Reminds me of that song by Chicago! Enjoy your visit with your son and don't worry about the food---but go ahead and make those lemon bars---they sound quite easy and GOOD! And be sure to get outside and enjoy some warm sun!

  14. It's nice to go out to eat with visitors, and it's very sweet that you'll make your son's favorite for him. Mmmmmm . . . lemon-flavored anything.


  15. Glad to hear you are gaining strength! I say let your brother take you out to eat and don't worry about cooking for them.
    The lemon bars sound delicious. I'm sure your son will appreciate them.

  16. It will be lovely to have family visit - maybe they can even help with a few things around the house.

  17. Glad to read you are feeling better. I hope your upcoming guests even brighten your day more. This recipe sure sounds good and very easy to make. Many well wishes to feeling better everyday!!!

  18. Enjoy your visitors, Beth. Our son, Peter, arrived Thursday night. These are such special times when we can have family around. I'm sure that by now you are really ready to see them. Enjoy! Bertie

  19. So glad you are feeling better and have some company coming that you will look forward to. Enjoy your weekend. You are still in my prayers!

  20. That is such good news to hear!! : ) You sound really 'up' today.
    Let your brother take you out to eat. You certainly deserve to have a fun time out.

  21. Great news.
    The Lemon bars sound yummy!

  22. Great news Beth - your feeling better and your dear son and brother are coming. Don't wear yourself out too much getting ready. You want to be able to enjoy their visit. Hugs!

  23. This is wonderful news, Beth. I love your Autumn photo and that recipe sounds divine!

  24. Hi there - thanks for the visit and comment to my blog.

    I know my kids would like these bars!

    Hope you continue to recover.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  25. So good to hear you are doing better each day. Let the family do for you. You earned it dear. Those lemon bars sound too good.

  26. Oh, sweetie! Let them take care of you! You deserve it. I'm so happy to hear you are improving with each day. And thank you for the recipe, it sounds divine but you really shouldn't have!


  27. You're starting to sound like yourself. :) Let them take you out to eat. :) Your son is lucky to have you. :)

  28. Beth- Enjoy your company and don't worry about fixing a meal. Order take out and make it easy on yourself. Those bars sound delicious and I am saving your recipe. Happy Sunday to you- I really need to get to bed. xo Diana

  29. I am so happy to hear you are feeling better. I hope you enjoy your visit this week. I need to try those lemon bars! They sound good!

  30. Beth did I read you were going to get some cleaning done. Really? Next week.

    Beth you stop fussing. Take care of you for goodness sakes.

    For sure let your son take you out. Sounds nice what your

    making for your son but honey bun the visit will knock

    you feeling sleepy next day.It is bound too.

    I mean it is not just sitting all the time talking. Knowing

    you you will be getting up and doing this and that.

    Lay back Beth listen to someone who knows. Let them treat

    wait on you when you get back from dinner or lunch. Put your feet up..

    You sound real chipppy glad to hear that. Just easy does it.

    Think Turtle moves. The turtle gets where she gets too

    just a bit slower.

    Love ya gal.

    Happy colourful Fall picture. Love it. Enjoy your family!

  31. Oh Lovely Beth two visit's in a week , I bet you will have a lovely time. Enjoy being taken out to, as well as cooking your tasty Cream Bars. Must try these sound lovely.
    Take Care good to see you here.
    Hugs Sheila x

  32. How wonderful. I know you will all enjoy being together..and those lemon bars are one of my favorites too!

  33. Blessings....
    glad to read you are feeling better, gaining your strength and have a wealth of family coming in to spend time.

    Keep it going, you are blessed.

  34. Your strength shines through your blog post Beth. I am so happy to read that you are feeling better....and a visit from your son is the perfect medicine!
    Blessings, Joanne

  35. You are so sweet thinking of others. Week 5 already. You go girl. sandie

  36. Nice days make us feel better, and those lemon bars sound nice

  37. So pleased you are gaining strength. Have fun then :)
    Take care.

  38. So happy to hear your strenght improving. Keeping the good vibes and prayer your way.

  39. Ahhhhh, GOODIE! Things are coming along well and I'm so happy to hear it, Beth! So sorry I haven't been around. Major catastrophe over here: my entire pc crashed. It's at a repair now to try and recover anything they can. Scary as the devil. I do everything online, as in bills, business, banking, and used to be my blog, too. Every picture I had left was in my docs and if they're gone with the rest, then I have none at all. Been trying to remember sites, especially business ones, and call them to get paper things sent again instead of being green like I was. Never again. It will be paper AND emailed bills. So, had to buy a new computer for the price of a house and now on Windows 8 and missing my old XP something terrible. I guess I'll get used to it but it's hard. It will be a little time before I visit again as I have some medical appts beginning this Wednesday and will be undergoing a few surgeries soon. Blahhh. Well, it is what it is, right?
    Keeping you in my prayers you dear one, you~~

    1. Hi Jenny, nice to see you on here too, I've been picking up a little on my blog, but got a long way to go before I come anywhere near dear Beth, hope you are OK, drop me a line or pop along to my blog. XX

  40. So glad you are feeling better and having such good family and friend support. Please pass the lemon bars....I'll take 2.

  41. Ahhh I'm so glad your brother will take you out, you deserve an outing. I love you make those bars for your son each time! They sound so yummy!!!

  42. I'm glad you're so much better these days Beth, I did catch your earlier posts but I went on holiday, and have been busy catching up o the garden since.
    I'm sure you enjoyed the time with your folks.
    , and I'm pretty sure they fussed over you like you deserve. I love the new look with such a lovely header, classy !

  43. Every time you mention these lemon bars it makes me so hungry for them--but I never have all the ingredients--LOL! Hope you have wonderful visits. :)


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