Dear Two Different Men Who Told Me I “Had My Hands Full” :
First off, I’d like to compliment you on your ability to point out the obvious.
Not many people are born with such talent, but you were obviously given special privilege when the Talent Train drove through.
Myself, I was not born with such a gift. To compensate, I like to approach perfect strangers and point out complete lies. Sometimes I walk right up to a very obvious brunette and stare blankly as I state, “You have blonde hair,” and then walk away.
Nothing like approaching a perfect stranger, throwing a random fact out into the universe, and walking away. That’s my motto.
You probably didn’t realize this, but one of those little boys who was with me at the donut shop was not mine. He is a friend of my son’s who had slept over the night before.
Not sure how familiar you are with grade school sleepovers, but that combined with having an infant, well…let’s just say I slept like a rock. Of course.
Did you know that infant car seats are filled with lead weights?
I have no evidence to support this, other than the fact that my infant weighs 14 lbs, and the carrier with her in it weighs infinity. You do the math. So, as I struggled with the car carrier, begged the two boys to hurry up and choose their donuts (they always go for the holes and the sprinkle donuts, why I even let them spend an hour debating is beyond me), and tried to fish my debit card out from under burp cloths in the depths of my diaper bag, your comments were like sunshine on a LITERALLY rainy day.
Because, yes. It was raining out, too.
Nothing like carrying a lead weight filled car seat on a rainy day!! That’s my other motto.
Obviously, the two of you had an opportunity — you could have offered to carry my bag, open my car door, or heck — even open the door to the donut shop!! But instead, you chose to make good use of your Stating the Obvious Talent, by telling me I had my hands full, and walking off with a chuckle.
Good call, if you ask me. I mean, who are you to waste perfectly good talent?
Anyways. I hear there is green grass at the park down the road. Perhaps you should rise to the call and let someone know?
Hope you enjoyed your donuts!! (not really)
These bars are one of them.
They’re the perfect thickness, with just the right amount of chew and crammed full of mini Reese’s Cups, Peanut Butter Snickers, and chocolate.
I ask you, what else do you need from life?
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 TBS baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips (I used Hershey's Drops, a new kind of chip I saw at Walmart -- they're great!!)
- 1 cup Reese's Minis (the tiny ones that come unwrapped in a big bag)
- 10 fun sized Peanut Butter Snickers, quartered
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, peanut butter, and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Stop the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl before adding the eggs one at a time, beating after each. Scrape the sides of the bowl again.
- With the mixer on low speed, slowly add flour mixture until incorporated. Using a wooden spoon, make sure all the flour mixture from the bottom of the bowl is mixed in (batter will be thick). Fold in chips and candies and spread in prepared baking pan.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, until batter is puffed and brown on edges and dark golden all over. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.
These bars are seriously perfect. Great for after school or bake sales (or just stuffing your face).
Enjoy and have a very happy Monday!!