March 10, 2010

how to (in an extreme nutshell) make brownies.

Step 1.  Wrangle children (if necessary, and if not, you're amazing) and confine them in a so-called Learning Tower, or "The Tower of Learning" as I like to call the contraption (only to be said in a low, slightly evilish tone . . . think He-Man - "By the power of Greyskull!  I have the power Tower!").  Okay, I'm getting distracted.  The brownies.

Step 2.  Mix together ingredients.  Butter, Eggs, Hershey's cocoa, yadda, yadda, yadda.  If you're a good mother you will toss in some ground flaxseed.  If you don't, you're a failure.  Well, not really . . . well, maybe sort of.
Step 3.  Take time out to fulfill your child's request to write on a piece of paper "$1,000" and take a mugshot-like picture of him.  I have no idea what this means.  Maybe he's trying to sell himself on Ebay.  Back to the brownies.
Step 4.  Allow children to mix ingredients and then lick beaters.  If you're mean you'll obsess over the uncooked eggs that could potentially do something totally terrible to them.  And then you'll rob them of sweet childhood memories.  Your choice.  I don't judge.  Well, actually I do but we'll go over that later.

Step 5.  Place batter into individual IKEA ceramic bowls.  Nothing else will do.  Bake at 350 degrees for some amount of time.

Step 6.  Eat, and in horror watch your spouse scoop up all remaining traces of your mother-child afternoon activity with his bare hands.  Sorry no photos of this.  We have an image or something to uphold.


  1. Priceless!! You're such a good Momma! :)

  2. I can almost taste those brownies!!