Demonstration Day | Living the Country Life

Demonstration Day

February 15, 2017

I was asked to send in a recipe to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Calvert (Maryland) Boys and Girls 4-H Club. They are creating a cookbook from past and present members. 

You can tell by my outfit and hair that this photo is from the 1970s. I made that recipe dozens of time in preparation for Demonstration Day. I dreaded that day every year, but it did give me wonderful practice at public speaking and I have used the experience in my career.

7 Layer Bars


1/4 cup butter

1 cup of graham cracker crumbs

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup chopped nuts

1 6-ounce package chocolate chips

1 6-ounce package butterscotch chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees F.
  • Melt butter; pour into the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking pan.
  • Pour graham cracker crumbs over butter; pat down.
  • Add the coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips in layers.
  • Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes until top is golden.
  • Cool completely and cut into bars.

Speaking of public speaking, my husband, Bob, and I visited our oldest son, Nowlan, in North Carolina and sat in on his genetics demonstration to high school students.

I title the photo above, "When Mom makes you stand in front of your research poster for a picture."


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