Monday, May 2, 2011

The Cat Loves Anything Super Easy and Fast!

Today I made lemon bars using the same recipe idea as the Triple Ginger Bars that I made for our group lunch yesterday.  I'm pretty sure this will work for ANY kind of cake mix that you have on hand.  Today I served Marge one Triple Ginger Bar and one Lemon Bar with strawberry ice cream and rhuberry sauce.
You can't even tell which bar is which, can you?

Here is what you need:

A box of cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
2 eggs
Sugar for sprinkling on top before baking

Mix together and pat or spread into a 9"x13" pan that has been sprayed with baking spray.  Sprinkle sugar on top.  Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes until top is golden and sides just pull from the edge of the pan.  Thoroughly cool before slicing.  If you have a 30-40 degree garage with a baker's rack in it, this only takes about 15-20 minutes!  :-)

You can melt the margarine, but if it's soft/at room temperature, you can mix it easily with a mixer.  If melted, it is easy to mix without a mixer. 

Here's a Tip:  If you microwave the butter to melt it, use the paper butter wrapper to put over the top of the small bowl you use for melting it - then it won't splatter all over the inside of the microwave when it gets hot.

The possibilities for making cookie bars with this recipe are endless.  You can probably add nuts, chocolate chips, raisins... depending on your preferences, with success.