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    Bacon, eggs, and Bubby

    When I visited Bubby and Baby Mac last month, one of the things Bubby wanted us to do together was make cookies. Because it was so darn hot in the desert—even in the house—I convinced Bubby that it would be so much more fun to make and eat...well...bacon and eggs!

    Believe it or not, it didn't take much arm twisting. Especially once I told him the bacon and eggs we'd be making featured none other than one of his all-time favorite ingredients: "num 'n nums".

    Thanks to Grandma Judy, we had an easy recipe for bacon and eggs that required no oven, no stove top. I had made them for Bubby last summer, and he kinda sorta remembered that they were awesome. This time would be even more awesome, though, as Bubby was old enough to help make them.

    So he donned his apron and set to work.

    First, on a wax-paper lined baking sheet, Bubby carefully laid out double slices of bacon, aka stick pretzels:


    Then Bubby separated the egg yolks, aka the num 'n nums, aka—for real— yellow M&Ms.

    Once Gramma had the egg whites ready (meaning she had melted white chocolate in the microwave; see, no oven or stovetop required!), she poured the egg whites on top of the bacon. Bubby topped off the whites with yolks:

    Time for a quick taste, so Bubby sampled a strip of bacon in the whites:

    And again:

    Heck, forget the bacon and the yolks, Bubby said, and went for every last drop of the whites:

    Gramma placed the sheet of bacon and eggs in the freezer for "cooking" then washed up Bubby and his egg-white mustache.

    Twenty minutes later, bacon and eggs were done, served, and savored!

    One bite and Bubby was more than convinced that bacon and eggs are indeed so much more fun to bake and eat than cookies—especially on a hot summer day in the desert.

    Today's question:

    What is your favorite no-bake treat? (Recipes welcome!)

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    I don't really have a favorite no bake but I think this may be the one! How cute and how yummy. Amara is always wanting bacon, something we don't have often. Bet this would do and then some!

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    It takes a highly intelligent, very creative Grandma to get a three-year-old to change his mind about ANYTHING! Good job, Grandma!

    He looks so totally absorbed (and cute) in his Assistant Cook position and those little Eggs & Bacon things are adorable.

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Bubby looks very serious and focused while making bacon and eggs! I will certainly do this with Shylee the next time she stays with me. I have a favorite no bake cookie recipe but you have to use the stove top. It's called boiled cookies.

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

    What a clever treat idea.
    I will have to try this one.

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

    That was so cute! Great idea. I will tell my sister about this for her grandchildren.

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMer

    I love this! I'll have to try it with my grandson. Cute, cute idea!

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanie B

    Ohhh, I like this!

    I'm not a baker, so this recipe is much appreciated. Fast, no bake, and chocolate involved. Yum!

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNonnie Kelly

    Wonderful photos Lisa, he is such a lovely looking little boy. My favourite no bake is from the fish & chip shop.

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally Kabak

    What a clever idea....and so cute! I have no creativity in the no-bake arena, sadly. I do love to bake though.

    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa Sonoda

    My favorite no bake treat for the grands- "ants on a log"= pieces of celery stuffed with peanut butter and raisins lined up on the peanut butter like, well, ants on a log! Buddy shows the concentration of someone enjoying his helper role.

    September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrandmother

    What a fun idea! I love it. Great pictures too! I can't wait to try. I'll give some to the neighbor kids. Thanks for sharing this idea.

    I like all those microwave treat. Muddy Buddies, Rice Crispie Treats with a chocolate and peanut butter topping. Anything with chocolate and crunchy things. At this time of year I make a caramel apple dip in the microwave.

    September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat S.

    Too cute! I have a grandson who wants food the second he hits my house. I love it! It makes me feel very Earth Mother-ish--the feeder, the nurturer.

    My children loved the no-bake cookies that you make on the top of the stove with cocoa, oatmeal, peanut butter, sugar and milk. My grandchildren don't like them at all.

    September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Adcox

    What a great cooking "craft"!! My kids would have loved that. That last picture of Bubby should be your computer background, haha... Too cute!

    September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

    how fun :) my favorite no bake treat--ice cream :D

    September 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkaye

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