I’m pretty sure I’m gonna die. Or I’m pregnant with twin unicorns. Holy belly cramps. There, the real emotion behind this post is out. Now on to bigger and better things.
Here was dinner last night. Probably didn’t help the current tum-tum issue:
Baked potato topped with hamburg gravy. The gravy took about 3 1/2 seconds to whip together, but the friggin’ spuds baked for an hour in the hot box before they were ready. (hot box. hahah).
No amazing stories to recount from last night. Other than the awesome fact that I got in bed around 7pm. Insert the ‘wah wuh” sound. Oh, but I do have the love turd recipe for everyone! Here goes:
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter (one stick, unless you’re in Canada, it’s 1/4 the BLOCK)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325 deg.
Line 8×8 baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray
Melt chocolate and butter in sauce pan over medium low heat
Remove from heat
Whisk sugars into chocolate mixture. Add egg whites and vanilla. Mix until combined.
Stir in flour and salt until incorporated and pour batter in prepared pan.
Bake around 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
Let cool completely before cutting.
This recipe was adapted from here
After cooling, I topped them with some homemade icing that I learned from my mom. It’s a mixture of powdered sugar, melted butter, milk, and a splash of vanilla.
**This is the post to flag for Sunday if you want them sans the calories!!**
Now for your random reading pleasure:
Ok, anyone familiar with the color Cerulean (courtesy of Crayola)? For some reason, when I was younger and going through my tom-boy phase, that crayon what my favorite color. I pronounced it “sur-lean.” Cut to 10+ years later, and I’m sitting in my college dorm, coloring (because that’s how you get a degree) and exclaimed to my friends that “sur-lean’ was my favorite crayon of all time. (smirnoff and bud light may have contributed to my enthusiasm). Well, one of my friends boyfriend was there, and he immediately crushed all the rainbows and unicorns (wow, this is a unicorn-heavy post) in my life by quickly responding “Uh, Jen. It’s pronounced ‘sur-ill-e-un.” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I was devastated. Anyways, the point of this story was that during my middle-of-the-night reading escapade, the book mentioned Cerulean. And I burst out laughing. Like a fool. Dog: awake. Boyfriend: awake. AND THEN, I fell into a deep slumber.
Anyone mispronounce things (on purpose)? I still refer to it as “sur-lean”