Saturday, April 21, 2012

Timber Frame Weekend at Crump's

I'm so torn.  I want to help mom make dessert for the new student timber framers and I also want to help dad continue to set up shop for class.   Which would you choose?

Mom is making Blueberry Buckle - well, we need to change the name to Berry Buckle because she used black raspberries, red raspberries and strawberries and no blueberries.

How do you like my awesome tongue curl?

 And she also is making Chewy Peanut Bars.
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats (mom used the regular because that's what she had)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts and 1/2 cup raisins (mom had a trail mix with peanuts and raisins and cranberries in it and that's what she used)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In large saucepan, over low heat, melt margarine.  Remove from heat; add peanut butter, Eagle Brand milk, vanilla and salt.  Mix well.  Stir in oats, peanuts and raisins.  Spread evenly into greased 13 X 9-inch baking pan.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool thoroughly and cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Timber frame class is going well today.  The weatherman says rain for tomorrow so dad took the safe approach and ordered two tents to keep more timber framers dry.
 That's my dad!  He's the timber frame teacher!
I miss my dad.  It's quiet at home without him and he told me that I'd be too disruptive if I came to class.  What?!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,
Mitch

36 comments:

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Mitch be disruptive, never!!!! The good boy you are?? Oh, well Mitch there will be a lot of other things you can go to!!! Your time will come!!

Sue said...

Disruptive? What dog is ever disruptive? Not us, that's for sure. We'd rather be in the kitchen helping Mom cook anyway. She can be clumsy at times and drop good stuff on the floor.
Morgan and the Porties

Helen said...

Can I come to your house for dessert?? PLEASE.

Angus said...

We vote for dessert .

Asta said...

Mitch
I think that baking yoow Mom does is too iwwasistabull to leave(yoow tongue cuwl is amazing!), i know yoow Dad's class is soopew intewesting, but since he's yoows, you can aways get him to tell yoo the infowmation one on one
Smoochie kisses
Asta

Gus said...

Mitchie...I think I would stay with your Mom. After all, you prolly need thumbs to frame up the barn, but you know you are a master Eater and Taster.

gussie

Finn said...

The dessert. Hands down. I mean, I read the word "peanut" in the recipe title, how amazing are those?!?! :)

scotsmad said...

1. We don't think you'd be disruptive at all. In fact, we think you'd be an asset to the class.

2. We'd stay with the food.

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XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

harrispen said...

Well you might miss your dad, but I hope you got to lick the bowls from all that baking and maybe even get a piece of each to taste test.

Cindy

Oskar said...

I don't think you'd be disruptive! You'd be the best supervisor. But hopefully you got some treats while helping mom.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We think you definitely made the right choice, Mitch. Mom thinks your two dishes look quite tasty. We all love blueberries but we just discovered that strawberries are pretty tasty too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

Dessert is our vote
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Mitch!
Sure it was much better you stayed at home with your mom making those yummilicious Berry Buckles!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Berts Blog said...

No auestion about it. we are there for the black, red, blue, any color berry you got.

that sounds so so good.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Mitch
I know you would not be disruptive,,but, if I were you- I would stay with mom as she bakes!!!
You know you might get a nice treat!
love
tweedles

bichonpawz said...

We would definitely pick the dessert choice! Not that teaching with your dad wouldn't have been fun, but you probably wouldn't have gotten any snacks!!! Strawberries are so great!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Priscilla said...

Disruptive? Your dad must be kidding!

However, I vote the dessert. The Berry Buckle looks really yummy!

Mango said...

I think dad just doesn't want you to steal his thunder (whatever that means) because of course you would be the center of attention if you were there. Besides, I think you got a nice deal spending a day baking with mom and getting noms.

Slobbers,
Mango

euthymic said...

We are amazed at the magical manner of your tongue curl....

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Bassetmomma said...

Your Dad's work is great, but go for the desserts!! They look so yummy! Happy Earth Day!

violett said...

I do not either. We are Troublemakers?
Mama always says of me. I'm restless. So they went with last week's Gianni fort.Das much in common.
The recipes are interesting and the result looks delicious!
Lots of love
Mischka

snoopydog said...

We can't believe you'd be disruptive Mitch!!!!! How great is it that your dad's such a great timberframer! All those newbies learning from the best. Have fun! Ros and Oscar

Eileen said...

Mitch,
I do like your tongue curl, have you practiced that :-)

The Army of Four said...

"Disruptive"?!? That's just crazy talk! I think you're better off helping your mom with the cooking, though! Those berries look SO good ...and thanks! My mom just "instapapered" your Chewy Peanut Bars recipe!!!
Luv,
Dave

julandmatt said...

Mitch, I think you made the right decision staying at home helping mom make those yummy foodies. You are a good taste tester.

Noelle is a beautiful girl, I'm sure you had a great time running around having fun.

Violet Mae

Sam said...

Hi Mitch, I think that hanging out with your mum is the way to go. She's baking and that means food and treats for you.

parlance said...

Yep, that sure is a fabulous tongue-curl!

Sammie and Avalon said...

What a wonderful class and we know your dad must be the very best teacher in all the world! AND... your MOM must be the best baker on the planet too; those recipes have us drooling; Mom's gonna try them - thanks so much for the recipes! We don't think you'd be any problem at all in the class, in fact, we think you'd probably make a mighty fine helper!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Douglas said...

Wow those look delicious! I got to try strawberries this weekend too! They were so yummy!

Rooooo!
Douglas

Remington said...

The yummy's look great! WHAT? Your daddy needs you there! What was he thinking?

Hound Girl said...

Mitch - that looks super yummy!
LOL you crack me up with your comment on how yall are moving on up - Im glad that its yalls time to shine :)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Mmmmm Those looks so TASTY n DELISH! Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Wow, I see 2 trays of dessert. One for the humans and the other one for you!

Stardust said...

HAHA, that's a curl alright. Have you seen people who can do 4 or 5 curls??? I'd love a helping of the dessert, sadly, I'm really too busy to try it out.

Faith Shen said...

one of my favorite dessert Maggie, my momma loves to eat blue berry and it's taste great and sweet :D


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Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh mitchy!
everything you and your mom make is a work of art!
xoxoxo