So this weekend is the Chicago Open-- good luck to all you cats.
And then March 20-24 is the Pans in Irvine-- good luck to all YOU cats, too.
Won't be going this year, to work or compete. Just too much going on for me at work and I didn't know when I would be gearing up for the embryo transfer (looks like late April sometime, tentatively) but we DO want to come work Mundials. Expect to hear more about that in the future.
For those cats who are not cutting weight for any tournaments, eating gluten free, or eating Paleo, I offer you the yummiest no-bake cookie of all time. (I happen to be on a roll with losing weight, finally having lost every pound I gained with IVF hormones and whatnot, and only 5 lbs away from leve, so I will not be eating any of these! though I *might* make them for a teammate who had a birthday yesterday.)
Reese's Bars -- makes a 9x13" pan
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, melted
1 cup peanut butter- melt this in the microwave in the same bowl with your butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons peanut butter
In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan (for easier removal, line the pan with two crossed sheets of waxed paper, wax side up. Or no-stick aluminum foil works well too.
In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave but keep your eye on it, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares. If you lined your pan, pull the whole block out of the pan before cutting and serving.