Tuesday, September 07, 2010

When A Man Turns 40….

His needs might change—instead of walking around the neighborhood… DSCF0928 A segway scooter could haul him and his wife around….DSCF0934

Along with some friends…


And the littles…




a milestone of birthday could pass.

Disclaimer: To all of you who I told I was throwing a big bash of worlds that collided in one shebang of a fortieth birthday party—I’m so sorry you never got invited, or you got invited and then uninvited (blush). James Mair detests wedding receptions and the like. When I finally made myself think about what James would like I modified.

It was great weekend that started by decorating his office with streamers, candy and a candy bar poster. The kids helped--we brought him Five Guys Burgers and Fries the next day for lunch and a pan of peanut butter fingers for all the coworkers. (photo below from Addie’s camera)


James’ bucket list includes riding Segways so Magic Scooter rented them to us for the night. It was a SUPER surprise; It’s robotic roller skating! With Brocks corn, a bouncy house for the kids and another pan of peanut butter fingers...folks he’s 40!



Peanut Butter Fingers

This recipe comes from my Aunt--she shared the 9 X 13 version but suggested to one and a half times it and bake it in a large jelly roll pan. We ONLY make the larger recipe because they are that good. So pull out your jelly roll this is the large version.

Cream together:
1 1/8 cup butter
1 1/8 cup sugar
1 1/8 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/8 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Add dry ingredients:
1 1/2 tsp soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups flour
2 1/4 cup quick oats

Spread in a jelly roll pan (12 x 18 inches) and bake at 375 fir 15- 20 minutes. They really are better if they are underbaked a hair maybe 14 or 13 minutes. After baking sprinkle with 18 oz. of chocolate chips while sill hot. As they melt spread them out. Let it cool completely and Ice with PB frosting.

PB Frosting

3/4 Peanut butter
3 cups pd. sugar
1/4 - 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Whip until creamy.