Friday, June 18, 2010

One Crazy Week...and Strawberry Jam Bars

This week has been beyond crazy.  You might have heard in the news that Oklahoma City received record rain fall...what one local weatherman called a "500 Year Flood."  Apparently, the last time we received this much rain in Oklahoma was 500 years they know that considering the fact that Oklahoma is just barely 100 years old...ummm...who knows? 

Anyway, I intended to finish this post on Monday, but Mother Nature had other plans...

Here are the jam bars I made and brought to the JH Board of Directors Retreat.  I made them with some of the jars of strawberry jam my future mother-in-law made in our last Kansas trip.  You can make them with whatever jam or jelly you have on hand! 

These particular jam bars were quite tasty and I'm definitely listing them as a Dave's Faves.  He's been eating on this batch and he doesn't even like strawberries!

Jam Bars

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats or old-fashioned oats
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup cold butter
2 cups jam or preserves

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In large mixing bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two forks until crumbly. 

Press two-thirds of flour mixture into 13x9 inch baking pan.  Spread jam on top. 

Crumble remaining flour mixture over top.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely. 

Cut into squares (makes 24).

I promise I'll be back on the blogging board next week.  After a crazy Monday of almost flooding my car numerous times, getting drenched and my office closing due to's been a little hectic!  Our entire division has been temporarily displaced into a pseudo conference room and it is quite cozy.  But, after moving and cleaning and organizing and getting accustomed to our new environment, I think we'll be good to go come Monday morning.

Just to give you guys an idea, here is a pic of my mother's back yard at 8:34 Monday morning.  Anyone see any grass?  I don't!

1 comment:

  1. Okay first...WOW! I am so glad you are okay but I hope that you and your family are safe and don't have any major damage. Mother Nature is scary..especially when she is pissed!

    Those jam bars look and sound fabulous. Kind of like Newtons...I love fig newtons and strawberry newtons so these are definitely right up my alley!

    Stay dry and I hope you have a good weekend!



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