A while ago we bought a recumbent bike. This is the hardware kit that came with it. It’s got to be the most sensible packaging I have ever seen.


Oatmeal Carmelitas

This is my mom’s recipe – not sure where she got it, but it’s chilled ooey-gooey dessert bars. Easy to make!

Crumb mixture:

1 cup flour
1 cup quick oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup melted butter

Stir it up – it will be somewhat slimy and lumpy.  No problem!  Take half of it and mash it down into the bottom of a 9×9 Pyrex dish.  I use a fork.

Bake that at 350* for 10 minutes.

Take it out of the oven and layer it with chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, caramel ice cream topping and then sprinkle 3 tbsp. of flour over it.

Put the remaining crumbs on top and just try to spread that out evenly over all the other crap you just loaded into the pan.

Bake *that* at 350* for 15-20 minutes.

Let it cool, then put it in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.