The Fujis are back home again (we got back late yesterday afternoon)! We had a great trip. It’s always nice to be with family, but it’s also nice to be home sleeping in my own bed again! Spending holidays with family is always especially fun, and the 4th of July was no exception. We met up with Mr. Fuji’s extended family at a local park for food and fun. We played a little bingo,
made and launched some soda bottle rockets (our team won with our rocket soaring highest into the sky . . . it helped that my FIL is an engineer, hehehe),
enjoyed watching the fly over of the military jets in formation headed for one of the fireworks spectaculars in the area,
and setting off some of our own fireworks.
It is my personal belief that no holiday celebration is complete without a good treat. My MIL came through this time with a fabulous (easy!) twist on rice crispy treats: Scotcheroos. The recipe combines rice crispy treats flavored with peanut butter and a chocolate butterscotch frosting for a sweet chewy treat.
The best part about this treat is that it can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, leaving you with more time to play with friends and family!
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
11 oz. butterscotch chips
1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup; bring just to a boil over moderate heat. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Mix in cereal. Press into buttered 13×9-inch pan.
2. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together over hot water (or in the microwave). Spread over cereal mixture. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.