Posted: February 14th, 2013 | Author: bettybecca | Filed under: Mr. J | 1 Comment »
I got up one morning to find this on the counter. Mr. J had set out everything I needed to make the perfect cup of coffee to start my day. It made me smile!
Here are 10 more reasons I love Mr. J:
1.) He makes me laugh.
2.) He washes dishes.
3.) He’s geeky.
4.) He helped me make this.
5.) He puts up with my crazy ideas.
6.) He gives really good gifts.
This blog is coming to you live from the MacBook Air he surprised me with for my birthday! Wow!
7.) He really likes my cooking.
8.) We’re time tested.
We’ve been together for so long, I don’t know where he stops and I start.
5 years of marriage this year, 12 years together total
9.) He likes to go on adventures. I like to go on adventures, too.
10.) He’s so smart!
He’s really good at what he does for a living. He even wrote a book about it! It’s usually WAY over my head, but I love to hear him talk about it.
He does all of the measurement conversions around here…”Hey, Jack, what’s half of 1 3/4?”
He does all of the hard stuff around here that makes my head hurt: paying bills, dealing with insurance, planning trips, fixing things with wires, etc. etc.
Posted: November 9th, 2011 | Author: bettybecca | Filed under: Mr. J | No Comments »
Mr. J here. I’m in the process of transferring the blog over to a new domain. Becca seems to enjoy sharing with you the awesome food that I get to eat and the vegetably…yes that’s now a word…vegetably stuff that I don’t. My failure to support her in whatever way I can might mean an end to the deliciousness…sooo we can’t have that, can we?
Getting all the data moved over’s going to take a little work on my part. I insisted on picking up some hosting to go with her shiny new domain so that we could register a few more in the future. Aside from that, it’s just been a while since I’ve done much front-end UI work and server administration so I’m long overdue. We should have a new site and design up and running soon. In the mean time, she’ll still be posting new content here for you to enjoy.
I’m mostly sure that I can probably pull this off…uhh…yeah, sure I can! I’m from the internets!
Posted: November 8th, 2011 | Author: bettybecca | Filed under: Mr. J, Store-bought Remix | No Comments »
Mr. J eats a lot of “breakfast bars.” Sweet and Salty Nut Peanut are his favorite. I decided I wanted to take them on as one of my “Store-bought Remixes” after seeing a recipe on Cool Hunting.
I made two batches: peanuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips for Mr. J and “trail mix” almonds, almond butter, and dried fruit for me. They were delish!
Ingredients…yep, that’s a biscuit in the background photo bombing the picture.
1/4 cup nut butter (peanut or almond)
1/4 cup honey
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup puffed grain cereal (I used this from Kashi)
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1/3 cup sweet treat (Like chocolate chips/M&Ms or dried fruit) *
pinch of sea salt
*Raisins would be great. My dried fruit mix had dried cranberries, blueberries, and cherries.
Make the glue: mix the nut butter and honey and warm over low heat. Once it’s incorporated and thinned out, pour over remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a baking dish or sheet lined in wax paper or parchment. Use the back of a wooden spoon or your hand protected from the sticky by a small piece of parchment to smooth out the top. Like so…
Turn the block out onto a cutting board and cut into desired-size portions. I wrapped each bar in parchment and sealed in a zip-top bag to keep them fresh.
Notes: They’ll stay fresh for about a week, if they last that long. I used less “glue” than the recipe called for. You can experiment with ratios to find what works for you.