Two weeks ago I bought some cream cheese. Yesterday I decided to make Warm Cream Cheese Brownies from this cookbook. I have made them before, and although the recipe makes an enormous batch, I decided to make them again.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The recipe calls for two batters: the brownie bottom, and the cream cheese top. Unfortunately I didn't realize that I had forgotten to put the butter in the brownie mix until it was already in the oven. Rats!
I also had to make another batch of brownies because the other three brownie eaters in this house are "purists", requiring that nothing get in the way of the chocolate brownie experience. Translation? They hate it when I "mess up" the brownies by adding cream cheese (or nuts, or peppermint patties, etc.). It was to their advantage that I already had 6 tsp of butter cut up, just waiting to be made into brownie goodness.
I remembered to put it in the second, non-cheesy, batch.
I did manage to use the 5 very ripe bananas sitting on my counter (and making my house smell like a den of gorillas), and made two loaves of banana bread. My parents have company rolling into town today so I will take some of my bread and botched brownies to them. The brownies are good. I think the Cream cheese top saved them.
On to other things...
Here is a bird update: She is still there, even though I open the door 1000 times a day to let the dog out. When I grill (3-4 times a week) I try to be very quiet. And you cannot know the restraint I have held, since I am dying to try to get closer to see her eggs. But I have heeded the warning of a couple of you bird-lovin' readers, and have done a pretty good job at leaving her alone to tend to her eggs!
La Vida Dulce!
Posted by Kellie A at 10:06 AM