Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary to My Blog!

Happy one year anniversary to my blog, Southerner in the City.  That's right, this day last year was my first ever post about keeping true to my Southern roots while embracing the Manhattan lifestyle.  Over 120 blurbs have been written with topics ranging from interning with Good Housekeeping to my lack of a love life.  Hopefully, I've suggested books you'd like to read and given you some good recipes and crafts too.  It's been tons of fun to write, but I'm just getting started.  Here's to another wonderful year!

My Friday was blissfully mundane.  I started class at my usual 8am time slot, then spent a few hours in my second home (a.k.a. the Journalism building) before my three hour Resource Center shift.  The Arts Collateral had its very own destressing event for Lafayette residents, so I got to spent an hour doing one of my favorite things...baking cupcakes.  As for this evening, I spent it wth my Brooklyn babies eating pizza and watching Harry Potter movies.  It may not seem so out of the ordinary, but for me it was just the tiny break I nereded a I gear upo for finals week.

Oh. One last thing, as I was going through my "archives," I noticed I never included my alltime favorite Christmas cookie recipe.  They're called Seven Layer Cookies, and for our family, no special event would be complete without them. They're quite tasty and super simple.


1/4 lb. butter
1 c. crushed graham crackers
1 c. angel flakes coconut
1 pkg. Nestle chocolate chips (6 oz.)
1 pkg. Nestle butterscotch chips (6 oz.)
1 can sweetened condensed milk, NOT evaporated milk
1 c. walnuts meats, chopped

Melt butter in an 9 x 13 inch pan. Add layer by layer (do not mix) above ingredients in order listed.
Bake 32 minutes at 350 degrees in an aluminum pan OR 28 minutes at 350 degrees if a glass dish is used. Cut into bars when cool.  ENJOY!

**Note, because of the way most of these ingredients are packaged, I usually make two at a time.  If you're doing that, just buy an additional can of sweetened, condensed milk and have an extra stick of butter on hand.

1 comment:

  1. omg AM i am in love with this right now. happy anniversary!!!!! i cannot wait to try these 7 layer cookies!!