Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Art Anyone?

Where have I been?

Enjoying a little art!

Meet the Artists.

The Artist on the right is special to me!

Some of his work......

...and a little bit of the food I prepared for the reception.

I left the house last Thursday AM around 8:00 and made it to Augusta around 10:15. Dropped Stella off and headed to the grocery store. I worked on preparing food until around 3:00 that afternoon, jumped in the shower, then headed to the art gallery to set up. This was a small show of ASU art students that the gallery invites. There were 4 students, and as you can see my son was the minority. There was a great turnout, and Blaine was telling me how much food there would be left over. I was excited because there was hardly any food left over. Some of you asked what I was serving so here it is:

Fruit tray, vegetable tray with dip, cheese and crackers, meatballs in sauce and magic bars. Recipe below. This is just one way I can let my son know that I support in in what he has chosen to do. The students were responsible for putting the fliers together, advertising, set up, and food for the reception which I had a lot of fun doing. We had a great evening, and I spent the weekend with him. I encourage you to never be too busy to spend special time with your kids, they grow up before you know it!

Magic Bars

1/3 Cup Butter or Margarine
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup flaked coconut
2 cups semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

*Place butter in a 9 inch square pan, and bake at 325 degrees until melted
*Layer graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate morsels and pecans in pan w/ melted butter
* Do not stir! I pat my crumbs out flat in the bottom of pan
*Pour condensed milk evenly over top
*Bake 325 degrees for 33 minutes or until coconut appears golden. Do not over bake.
*Cool completely in pan and cut into small squares.

The original recipe called for butterscotch morsels, but that seems to make these almost too rich to eat, so I doubled the chocolate chips instead. (I have already made this adjustment in the recipe). I also doubled this recipe for the reception and prepared it in a jelly roll pan. It makes a little thinner square, but these are so rich I think they were just right.

By the way there were none left.

I am joining Jen for Tasty Tuesday, so check out all of the other wonderful recipes here.

Have a great week!



Diva Kreszl said...

you must be very proud! great art!!!

Anonymous said...

Love it! That sweet child has some awesome talent!!!

Jessica Morris said...

Could I get the meatball sauce recipe from you?! It was really tasty!! I am glad we got to go to the art show and see you again too :)
I meant to text Blaine as I couldn't find any local yard sales that seemed like any fun, so I just stayed home!!

I am going to do the swap in October. I haven't picked the date yet, but September weekends are pretty booked - I think I'll do it on a Saturday. I'll let you know when I pick the exact date :)

Unknown said...

Wow! Lots of talent there. I would love to invite you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at Please come check it out. Thanks so much for posting.

Infarrantly Creative said...

Wow talent runs in the family. Are you joining the Roadkill Rescue party...i hope so.

Dawn Gahan said...

What a proud moment!!


P.S. Love seeing the pix of you and your family on your blog. You look adorable!

Jennifer said...

I love magic bars - that's my kind of art...the kitchen kind!! Your son's is really cool, too!

Christina said...

How wonderful that you could be there to support your son and his wonderful. The food looks and sounds wonderful.