We, Troy and I, also plotted what seemed to be innocent excursions that somehow turned infamous such as the camping trip to one of the islands on Island lake: it rained and rained, the boat leaked and nearly sank, and we lost a friends 10 1/2 HP Evinrude motor which abruptly fell off the back of the boat and disappeared into the water never to be seen again!
Or the night we sneaked out of my parent's house through a window to go "gigging" frogs! We laid out this perfect plan to cover our ulterior plan and ate pizza and watched TV with my parents. Then once we were sure my parents were sound asleep, we were on the move. We took the family boat across the bay we lived on and into the next bay of Amacoy Lake. In our wisdom we decided to row quietly up the inlet to the lake...pitch black sky, ghostly trees illuminated by our flashlights, quiet except for the sound of oars in the water. Suddenly a bobcat on the shore screamed! It scared us so much that we were each rowing so hard the boat was going in circles!
Wonderful memories, eh?
Troy's mother Daphne was like a second mother to me. She would make these as a special treats especially around Christmas. The simplicity of this recipe belies its deliciousness:
1 stick real butter
1 box (1 lb) confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix and roll out like pie dough. Spread with plain creamy peanut butter and roll. Cool and slice thinly