At some point recently, I made a comment about how things keep going wrong with/ in our house and car. And then yesterday, after getting the (reasonable but still terribly more than I wanted to spend on such things) estimate on our car repairs, the following happened:
That, my friends. Is a hole. An index-finger shaped HOLE in our CEILING!!! We noticed a few “bubbles” on the ceiling above our bed and so yesterday I turned off the fan (so as not to lose a limb) and noticed a bit of discoloration around said bubbles (not good.) So, I stood on our bed and started to feel around for moisture… next thing you know my finger goes right through the ceiling. And I promise I was not pushing hard. Oh. No. (Just in case you’re wondering–calling your husband with that news? Yeaaaah.)
Suffice it to say, we aren’t sure how bad the supposed moisture damage is. But I do know there is a hole in the ceiling. So last night, before bed I requested this:
That is a masking tape barrier between me and anything creepy or crawly that might have decided to come out whilst I was sleeping. He laughed hysterically at my paranoia. And then because He loves me and loves his sleep, He went and got the masking tape. Love. Makes ya do the Crazy.
All that to say, I had just made a batch of these brownies and so I renamed them, Feel Better Brownies. Because they did. They really did. I hope that whatever your week has held thus far, you will bake these and share them with a friend– or perhaps your Handsome, Ceiling-Taping Husband. He probably deserves them.
Feel Better Brownies
Double Chocolate Brownies Studded with Peanut Butter
(Slightly Adapted from Ghiradelli’s Award Winning Brownies)
Preheat Oven to 350′ and prepare an 8×8 pan by lining with foil and spraying with cooking spray
- 2 Eggs
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 6 Tbs. Melted Butter
- 3/4 cup Ghiradelli Sweet Ground Chocolate (you may use another brand, just make sure it’s sweetened chocolate.)
- 2/3 cup unsifted AP Flour
- 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 3/4 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
Using a spoon, stir eggs together with sugar and vanilla; add butter. Sift Ground Chocolate together with Flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into egg mixture. Stir in Chocolate Chips. Spread into prepared pan. Drop peanut butter by the teaspoon over the surface of the batter and then swirl in with a butter knife. (There is not a necessary method here, just swirl it around until it seems incorporated. You don’t want to mix it too much. The result is a delicious brownie with little “surprises” of peanut butter throughout.)
Bake for 20-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Apparently I failed miserably at taking a photo of the finished brownies. (oops!) But, here’s a picture of the Ground Chocolate in case you haven’t seen it before!
Happy Wednesday, Friends!!!