Friday, June 18, 2010
One Crazy Week...and Strawberry Jam Bars
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!
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 flooding...it'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!