Sunday, August 29, 2010

The One Where She Posts a Recipe (Hey, at least she posted SOMETHING)

I haven’t written in a month and a half. It isn’t for lack of anything to talk about. I have several topics I could choose, and probably still will. Just to throw a few out there: The One Where Grandma Has an iPhone? The One Where She Learns a Few Things She Never Wanted to Know (I may not be able to write about that one. Too painful). The One With the Great Song. The One Where the iPhone Babysits. The One Where She Kills His Voice (and Wherein He Loses His Wallet). The One With the Month of Meeting Girlfriends. The One Where She Was Too Towny For the Rodeo. Oh… and The One With the Ant Attack. I don’t even know where to start. If you have one you particularly want to read about, just tell me, and I will start there.

But today is about food. Specifically, Chocolate Mint Brownies. If you know me, you know I am not a big chocolate dessert person. I love candy bars, but when it comes to brownies or chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies, I am a big apple pie fan. There is a single exception. These brownies. Dense moist chocolate brownie, with a creamy mint layer, topped with a chocolate layer. I don’t even know what it is that gets me about them… it tastes sort of like eating dessert and brushing your teeth at the same time. But in a good way. A very, very, very good way.

One of my favorite things about visiting BYU campus is picking up a chocolate mint brownie from the Creamery on Ninth. But these are better. I used Ghirardelli chocolate. Just click on the link below for the recipe. If I had a macro lens for my camera, I would take a closeup that would make me feel like I lived in a chocolate mint world. I guess I will have to settle for just eating one. Or three.


Garden of Egan said...

I have missed you!!!!
How old is grandma.....and does she know how to use an iPhone?
Does she text?

I love Chocolate Mint Brownies.
I'm off to copy the recipe now. Thanks for adding to my expandingness.

Cherie said...

First of all YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED!! I love all the topics and I want to hear about them all - is this asking too much??
Next you just have to know that I love you!! Chocolate Mint Brownies are the first thing I head for when I go to the BYU campus - They are so divine!! Now I can make them myself - WA-Hoo - You just made my week!!
So glad to see your post - Hope you are doing great!!

Amy said...

OOHhhh these remind me of going out to the big freezer in the garage and sneaking these exact brownies when my mom wasn't looking. They were so good frozen.
Thanks for the flashback and glad to see you writing again.

Just ME the MOM said...

Thank you! I looks scrumptious enough to snatch right off the blog! I've wanted a mint brownie recipe FOREVER!


Carolyn said...

I feel a binge coming on. Myspacebar isn't workingsowellsoIamjustgoingtostopfighting it and go withthementalchaos.I've missedyou.Ihopeyou areok.Iamdoingbettermyself...but notreally postingmuchasyoucansee. Stupidbrokencamera iszappingmywillto bog.


Cindy said...

Oh Yay, you are back! How funny is this: We are in Utah right now and I just (literally 3 minutes ago) watched their local morning show and they had a segment on a BYU and UTAH cookbooks and they made one recipe from each. BYU's was their MINT BROWNIES!!! I too love love love them. Because it was a cooking rivalry between schools, they tinted the mint 'blue'. I think I may do that next time when it is game day!

Go Cougs and Go Victoria!

(Love Ya--)