Thursday, August 6

I party hard with Pictionary and baked goods

Yeesh, I am horrible at doing things in a timely manner.

So I have this group of friends that I've known since we were 8 years old (11 years!).
After middle school, we were spread out among at least 5 different high schools, but more likely 7 or 8. And of course, after high school, we're spread out over tons of colleges, in various states. But! During breaks we still manage to get together and act like we're ten years old again. Thursday, we all met up at Stephanie's house for PICTIONARY and Greek food. (because that's how these 19 year-olds party...with board games and Kool Aid). We started out with a rousing game of Apples to Apples, where I got the coveted "Helen Keller" card, and used it in conjuction with "Visionary". I'm offensive and that's okay. :) (and don't think it's too bad, I took three years of American Sign Language and have watched The Miracle Worker more times than you've wiped your butt XD )
Then there was some other round, and I'd played "Custer's Last Stand"
It didn't win.
So I, the drama queen that I am, exclaimed: "Custer failed me again! First at Little Big Horn, and now at Apples to Apples"
My friend Laura found this to be the most hilarious thing ever:

"She said it like it was SO personal!"

ANYWAY. Then we got down to Pictionary, where my partner Lindsey drew this masterpiece

Can you figure out what it's supposed to be? I got it on the first try and baffled the rest of the group.

A SECOND ANYWAY, because I have failed to tell you what I even made that day! I'm sure you all remember those blackberries I picked with my mother. Well, I still had a few (and I mean a FEW) left over, so I decided to make a blackberry crumble bar. But then I realized that I really didn't have enough to do a whole pan, so I made them in the silicone baking cups my dad bought me a couple of weeks ago. I also made strawberry and chocolate ones. The fruit ones got DEMOLISHED at the party. I took the leftover chocolate ones to my grandmother's house while I got my hair done (down the street) and by the time I got back, she'd eaten all but one! And my grandmother eats like a bird, let me tell you. So I consider these a big hit, and hopefully, you'll like them too :)

Unbaked crusts

Blurry and unbaked D:

Fresh out of the oven, and fresh out of focus XD


2 - 2 1/2 cups of fruit (berries, peaches, plums are good ideas) (or chocolate, if you wanna go that route)(berries, peaches, plums are good ideas)
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar + a few tablespoons for the fruit
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1 egg
pinch of salt

1 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of dark corn syrup or molasses
3 tbsp softened butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix together the 3/4 cup of sugar, flour, and the salt. Add the egg and the butter. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork OR be like me and rub it in with your fingers. JUST your fingers though, your palms are generally too warm and will melt the butter.
Make sure the butter is incorporated, to the point that it looks sandy. If you have big chunks of butter, it's not the end of the world, but the bar will look like you're trying to give someone a heart attack XD
Press that into a pan. Any pan will do. Just remember that the smaller the pan, the thicker the crust, so it's all down to your preferences. Bake the crust until it's a little golden.
While the crust is baking, mix together the fruit and the sugar and set it aside. Then mix together all the ingredients for the crumble in a separate bowl. You can substitute the sugar and molasses for just brown sugar.
Once the crust is baked a bit, spread the fruit over the crust. Then kind of sprinkle the crumble topping over the top of the fruit. Put the pan back in the oven and bake until the crumble topping gets a little brown.


This is soooo imperative. If you don't let it cool fully and you try to cut it, you'll just make a big mess. It's got to cool and set up, so don't go making this the hour before you want to serve it, especially if you're going to cut and transport it.

Oh, and a hint for the pictionary's an object. XD



  1. Oh these are so cute and perfect!

  2. Huh. I was going to guess Jay Leno (the chin...).

    And playing Apples to Apples for going-to-hell points is a million times better than playing it straight anyway. I recall someone putting down "sexy" for Helen Keller once. Yeah. She's hottttt.

  3. I can't even remember what that picture was supposed to be. I'm also sad that you didn't mention the "chunky=> vomit" shenanigans that killed me.

  4. It's the mona lisa XD

    I don't remember that. >___>