Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Snow Day and Brownies



Today we used our last snow day of the year. The kids were a little sad that there was no school. I was also a little sad (for them of course). It was an uneventful day except for chasing our dog around the neighborhood in a foot of snow and having him bark the entire day at everything and everyone!!! By mid-afternoon we were all a little stir crazy and a little nuts from all the noise coming from the dog. I made brownies to cheer us up. I have always heard that chocolate cures everything : -) I halved the batter and made them two ways. My husband loves simple brownies with no frills. The boxed brownies are some of his favorite. He will rate my brownie recipes according to how close they taste to the boxed kind. These ones rated right at the top! I on the other hand love lots of goodies in my brownies. The more chocolate they have, the better they are. I bought some chocolate peppermint shavings from Williams-Sonoma and mixed them into my half. They were so good. I also used my mini silicone muffin cups for the perfect bite of brownie. For dinner we had jambalaya, brown rice and warm brownies with ice-cream. Tomorrow it looks like school is on and we are back in our routine.
Barb's Best Brownies
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. oil
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking powder (NOT soda–soda turns this recipe into something icky)
1 1/3 c. flour
Whisk eggs and sugar together. Add oil and cocoa and mix thoroughly. Stir in vanilla, salt, baking powder and flour. Bake in a greased 9″x13″ pan at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the skewer or toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean.
These brownies practically beg to be eaten warm…maybe even hot. Sometimes so hot you have to use a plate and a fork. (I tried this and they were so good)

5 comments:

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Boxed brownies are my all-time favorite too!

At Home In Georgia said...

I am right there with Mark...I love just Betty Crocker fudge brownies! But your half sounded good with the peppermint in them.

I saw a picture of the roads in Columbus today on the news and no one out on them! Hope they get your roads cleared and all is set for a normal day tomorrow.

This week I have been running 3 - 3.5 everyday!!!! On the 1st morning of our cruise there is a 5k on an island we both want to do.

Everyday Gourmet said...

Yeah Jeni! Way to go!!! How many days until the cruise? Is it starting to get easier? I have my Dr Appt in the morning. I hope I can get my leg fixed and then will be right on track.

Susie said...

I'm printing this out and making them right now. Who needs a dessert diet?

Megan said...

I hope this batch cured your husband of his preference to boxed brownies!