We had to look close but there it was. A snake. A black snake. A black snake who was silently slithering up on his anticipated lizard dinner. It was like having our own personal animal planet program. We watched as the snake closed in on his prey. I held my breath hoping the lizard wouldn't move; wisely he didn't even take a breath. The snake stopped, looked, waited. We all waited. I'm glad to say that, at least for today, all's well that ends well. In this reptile showdown, the lizard out waited the snake. Whew!
July 3: 7-Layer Magic Cookie Bars
½ cup butter or margarine
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 (6 oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1 (6 oz.) butterscotch flavored chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 13x9 baking pan, melt margarine in oven. Sprinkle crumbs over butter; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumbs. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly.
Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Note: Pouring the milk is a little easier if you warm it up a bit while the oven is preheating.