Friday, July 13, 2007

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Brownies

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine (2 sticks)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups "old fashioned" oatmeal
2 cups flour
1 12-oz. bag of chocolagte chips
1 cup nuts (if desired)

Combine sugar and butter and blend. Add eggs and beat again. Add soda and vanilla and blend. Add oats, flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Stir to combine. Spread in a greased 11x13 pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Cut while warm. Yields 24 bars.

This recipe is from Helen Knight, my neighbor here in Christian County, KY. She brought a pan of these when we recently worked at the election together, and they were excellent.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)