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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Breath In, Breath Out ~ Ali

Last night I made two new kinds of brownies.

1. Gimme S'more Brownies. Graham cracker crust. Brownie filling. Topped with toasted marshmallows.

Here is the text message response I received from the recipient of the "Gimme S'mores":

"o my gosh frkin kill me, no u can't I'm already dead in heaven, no this..this.....idk I'm trippin' over this s'more than purple haze*! AMAZING!!! luv u megz!"

*purple haze was the chocolate raspberry cheesecake brownies I made last time.

So I am feeling pretty good about those brownies and they will go on the official list of brownies that I make.

2. Presidential Brownies. These brownies featured a strong note of cinnamon and swirls of Nutella and caramel.  I didn't get a response from the recipient of those brownies. So......I dunno. They smelled good though. They also looked really pretty with all their swirly patterns.

And now a note on why I like to bake:

Most of the time this is what is going on inside my mind:

Yesterday was an especially bad day for this. I had devolved into Woody Allen yesterday.  Little things were setting me off on neurotic paths that ended with me raving against perfectly innocent things like the non-fiction section of my local public library.  Seriously, the non-section of the library almost ended me yesterday. I have to save that explanation for another day. Because if I start now, this post will never end. But hey! Emma! I totally got that Nora Ephron book. Only part of my trip to the library that went well.

The minute I stepped inside the grocery store to buy the ingredients for my brownies, things inside my mind changed to this:


Cooking, and especially baking, requires thought, planning, time-management, organization, patience, skill. And it pushes everything else out of my brain (or at least shuts it up for a bit) so that I can focus on doing something I love.

This post has no real conclusion. I feel like there should be a sum up but I have been staring at it for awhile now and I got nothing.

Oh wait, let's try this: Tell me in the comments what kind of brownies you think I should try next. The sky is the limit.

Also I have never shipped brownies, but I am told it is totally normal people doable so do you think I should do a brownie giveaway? I am really kind of on the fence on this one. Maybe I should round up some testimonials on my brownies first so you know that I am legit at making brownies. Or maybe I should test ship some to my family? Or maybe I should stop now before I get carried away and revert back to Meg's Neurotic Mind over thinking this?


8 comments:

  1. I too LOVE to bake. I bake weekly. It's relaxing and rewarding. You definitely can ship baked goods. Especially cookies and brownies. U should try 2 make a blondie. Those r my favorite brownies. U should send me some. I'm still waiting on my handcrafted thing. Ttyl8r my fellow creative friend.

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  2. I like the testing them out on family idea..u can send me a different batch each week..I want to try all of them!!:)

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  3. I, too, have some issues with the library. Today there were no parking spots in the library parking lot. Circling the library parking lot is just ridiculous!!

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  4. Baking is the ultimate relaxation/de-stresser for me, too! I was just talking to the girls at work about this yesterday. I can completely relate to your illustrations ;-)

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  5. Ok I need to taste these Gimme S'more brownies.
    Brownies with graham cracker! I die!!!

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  6. I think you think like me. Baking calms me unbelievably. Except that I am pretty much bursting at my seams and I have hence forbidden myself from cooking. So my brain's all scrambled these days! But as for brownies, I want to eat a peanut butter chocolate marshmallow brownie.

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  7. I think you think like me. Baking calms me unbelievably. Except that I am pretty much bursting at my seams and I have hence forbidden myself from cooking. So my brain's all scrambled these days! But as for brownies, I want to eat a peanut butter chocolate marshmallow brownie.

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  8. Baking is the ultimate relaxation/de-stresser for me, too! I was just talking to the girls at work about this yesterday. I can completely relate to your illustrations ;-)

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