Hope you're having a great week so far. Life here feels very busy! So I'm sorry if I haven't been by recently- still playing blog catch up and I should be able to spend more time this weekend. Also, that's why I'm late posting today. Lots of end of year school things for my kiddos, still helping with the in-law's however I'm able, helping my Mom with new puppy time and getting ready for belated bday festivities for Annie this weekend.
I forgot that Annie is doing her birthday party with her friends this weekend, and belated with my Dad and step Mom and some family friends. So I'm making a cake for her and thus I didn't make my MIL's toffee bars. However, I thought I'd just share the recipe with you today anyway...even though I won't have photos of the bars themselves. They've always been a favorite and they are SO easy and so yummy! Since I don't have pics of the bars I thought I'd share some of these sweet scrapbook photos and baking layout I did of Annie and my MIL a while ago.
I love doing baking kind of layouts for scrapbooking. It's so fun to capture photos of what's being cooked or baked and there's always such fun papers and stickers to find to go with it. My MIL was always a fabulous baker and it was a hobby she enjoyed. In these photos Annie was helping my MIL make "monster cookies" (over sized) for an animal organization where she volunteered back when.
Grandma's sweet helper.
Time out for a book break. Grandma was the best reader too!
These photos go straight to my heart as my MIL was always such a wonderful Grandma to her grandkids. She was always so patient and fun and now she doesn't even know who they are anymore. So sad...especially for them being stripped of so much time with her. I love being able to look back at these pictures and memories, though, and really see the terrific Lady of the past. It helps me remember what she was really like - and it's a wonderful tool for the kiddos to remember her as well. We have family videos too - precious treasures now.
Thanks for going down memory lane with me. Here's the recipe from my MIL for her yummy toffee bars -and I especially love that they're in her handwriting and from a memo pad she had with a dog on it. The organization she volunteered for was called PAWS and helped with animals and she was always such an animal lover. Especially of dogs.
These bars are wonderful for a crowd because it makes a good sized pan and you can cut them into small squares. Really good with coffee or tea too! Enjoy - from my MIL's home to yours. ;)