We put off our trip to Utah for a couple of days because we had some serious business to attend to here in Eugene.
It was the first year that I was actually in town to attend the highly acclaimed Cookie Queen contest. Dianna Robinson has hosted this event for a few years now and apparently the competition is getting more and more intense each year. I didn't want to look like a loser so I pulled out the most butter-laden recipe that I could find. It was the Congo Bar recipe that I learned from my friend Katrina and as they say on Sesame Street it is definitely a "sometimes food." Think oatmeal, chocolate and a lot of caramel. It was good enough for first place in the bar cookie and candy category. All the cookies were awesome and it was super fun. Now I've got to start brainstorming for next year. Thanks to Dianna and to Jen the outgoing cookie queen who was truly an ambassador for the cause.
We left directly from the party and hit the road, driving all night through a snowstorm. There were a few times that I thought we were going to be stuck out there because we had gone too far to go back, but we were in a big snowy mess. In the end, slow and steady, we made it through to the morning. Rocky and Daisy got the loopy car trip crazies as always.