Thursday, January 19, 2012

Surprise Dinner for Jason

After our team build today (check it out here), our boss was super cool and told us to take the rest of the afternoon off. I knew as soon as he said that what I planned to do with my extra couple hours before Jason would be home.

My friend Brittney made this amazing smores cookie bar a few months back. I saved her recipe knowing Jason would love it and wanting to surprise him with it before finals. In December. Fail. So I decided to make it for him tonight along with a candlelight dinner as a thank you for all his help and support during my marathon training and especially this past Sunday (marathon recap here).

I intended to take progressive pictures as the dessert was assembled...I recalled this after I completed the dessert. So instead you get a final product picture. :-)

 The recipe was simple:
- 1 stick butter
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 king sized hershey's bars
- 1 jar marshmallow creme
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/3 c flour
- 1 sleeve crushed graham crackers
- 1 tsp baking powder

Cream butter and sugars together. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Mix crushed graham crackers, flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Combine the cracker mixture with the butter mixture. Divide dough in half and spread across the bottom of an 8x8 pan. Place hershey's on top, followed by marshmallow creme. Top with remaining dough. Bake at 350 for 30-35 min until golden brown.

Now since Jason needs more than just dessert to sustain him, I also cooked his favorite steak recipe along with mashed potatoes and asparagus. I had the table set and ready for him when he came home and surprised him with a romantic candlelight dinner and card to thank him for being the most amazing husband in the world!!

*Note CeCe trying to sneak in and grab some steak! She's a meat lover too!! :-)

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