" To the middle child...I've always loved you the best because you drew the dumb spot in the family and it made you stronger for it.
You cried less, had more patience, wore faded and never in your life did anything "first," but it only made you more special. You are the one we relaxed with and realized a dog could kiss you and you wouldn't get sick. You could cross the street by yourself long before you were old enough to get married, and the world wouldn't come to an end if you went to bed with dirty feet.
You were the continuance." Erma Bombeck
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A wee bit of relief today as the sun stayed behind the clouds most of the day but still so humid. None of us are used to that here. Some thunderstorms today as well. Looks like rain.
(4) cups flour
(1/2) tsp salt
(1 1/2) cups sugar
(1/2) cup brown sugar
(1 1/2) cups butter, softened
(1) can cherry pie filling
Cream Cheese Filling
(8) oz cream cheese, softened
(1/3) cup sugar
(1) tsp vanilla
Take the butter out of the fridge to soften (do NOT melt) on the counter.
Combine the flour, salt, white sugar and brown sugar in a bowl.
Cut the butter into the dry ingredients. the butter should not be melted. Use your hands to crumble it all together
Take 1 cup of the crumb mixture and mix it with the the cherry pie filling.
Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease and flour a 9×13 baking pan. take 1/2 of your remaining crumb mixture and press it into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the crust from the oven, pour in the cherry mixture , then top the pie filling with the cream cheese filling and spread the rest of the crumbs on top. Put it back in the oven for another 45 minutes. You can tell it's done when the top is a beautiful golden brown. Cool by putting the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars after they've completely cooled,or put in refrigerator to firm up a bit before cutting.
On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1934 Alcatraz prison opens its doors
1952 Hussein succeeds to Jordanian throne
1965 Watts riots begin
1972 Last US ground troops depart South Vietnam
1973 The birth of hip hop music
1978 The movie American Graffiti is released
1992 The Mall of America opens in Bloomington, Minnesota
2003 NATO took charge of peace keeping forces in Afghanistan
2012 Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan as his VP running mate