Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tonight, K. helped me in the kitchen. It was sort of a last minute idea, but I figured she'd like to help make a special dessert. We looked through recipes for something I thought I had all the ingredients for and decided on a special brownie recipe that had semi-sweet chocolate chips added to it (anything with more than one form of chocolate HAS to be good, right?).
We began to pull the ingredients out of the pantry and K. began to measure and pour them into the mixing bowl. Our first setback was when I discovered that we didn't have enough sugar left in my canister. No worries, I'll just add what I keep in the sugar bowl...still not enough?!? We even tried crushing sugar cubes that I keep for my tea...those little stinkers are pretty hard! Finally, deep in the pantry, I found a shaker of blue sugar that I must have used for some cake at some point in history. Fine...that'll work.
Our next setback to making brownies came when I discovered that the can of baking cocoa that I was certain I had...had disappeared! Now, that's a tough one to overcome when making brownies. K. and I had to come up with Plan B. We didn't want to throw out what we had already put in the bowl...but we also didn't know what to make with it. What happened next was inspired. We forged ahead with the brownie recipe...we added the eggs...and...suddenly the batter was green! Blue sugar + eggs=green batter. We threw in the chocolate chips and even added some vanilla pudding for good measure. K. and I mixed everything together, poured it into a cake pan and put it in the oven, all the while hoping that what came out would be edible.
As it turns out...it was quite good. Even N., who is a notoriously picky eater, loved it!
Posted by Kelly at 7:34 PM