When I was a little girl, my paternal grandmother used to live with us. She had a little apartment in our basement that consisted of a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
Every Sunday after church, my family would squeeze in around her kitchen table and eat Sunday lunch. My grandmother loved to cook for us. I think for her, fried chicken, homemade egg noodles, country style green beans, potato salad and whatever dessert she happened to be in the mood to fix was just another way of letting us know she loved us.
My mom has taken on this tradition. Ever since we moved back here 4 and a half years ago, my mom has cooked Sunday lunch for my family and my brother. And I think for her, too, it is just one more way of showing us she loves us.
My mom always has desert for us. Yesterday, she had Ooey Gooey Butter Bars. She has made these before but the ones she served yesterday had been made with chocolate cake mix instead of the normal yellow cake mix she normally uses.
During lunch Sarah asked if it was time to eat the Ishy Squishy Squares yet.
Last night, before bed, Peter who had been playing outside with the neighbors came in and complained that he was supposed to get another Ooey Gooey Butter Bar after dinner and that he had been too busy playing to get one.
Oh, what the heck, I thought. I want one too.
As I was putting the bars on napkins for them, Peter said, "Mommy, hurry up and bring me one of those Squares of Deliciousness! I'm starving!"
I guess no matter what you decide to call them, they are good!
Mom, thanks for all of the delicious lunches and all of the love that is served around your table every Sunday!
Ooey Gooey Butter Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 box yellow cake mix (or chocolate)
1 stick of butter (melted)
Mix together and pat into the bottom of a 13x9 pan.
1 package cream cheese (softened)
1 stick butter (melted)
1 box of confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Beat ingredients together until smooth. Pour over the cake mix in the pan. Bak 35-40 minutes. Centure should be gooey. Do not over bake.