Thursday, May 15, 2008

Better Brownies*

Liat asked me to make something chocolately for her for tomorrow. She and her friends are taking a very important test in mathematics, and she felt in need of a little pampering. So today I tried out another brownie recipe. A quick glance at the ingredients is enough to make you wonder if a better name for these would be Death by Brownies or something, but they are called Kitchen Sink Brownies. They are definitely intense, rich and delicious. Be sure you have people to give some away to, because the recipe makes a 9 x 13" pan.

I have spent much of the day on my latest hobby, genealogy. I am putting together an online family tree, which I look forward to sharing with other members of the clan. I also met (via e-mail) a cousin today. He told me there are members of the extended family living in Sweden! I can't wait to learn more.

We also got a new job today. This one needs to be translated from Hebrew into English, and is on the subject of glaucoma. It's fascinating, and I'm learning a lot.

* This title makes me think of that tongue twister about the bitter butter:

Betty Botter bought some butter,
"But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
It will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter -
That would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter,
Better than her bitter butter,
And she baked it in her batter,
And the batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter.


Joansie said...

I had just finished eating two bit-sized brownies that a co-worker made that are to die for when I read your blog. I looked at the ingredients and is death by chocolate.

Are you using "Family Tree Maker" software for your geneology?

Bobbi said...

Sounds delicious; can't the brownies be frozen for later? I bet they are also good cold. That little owl is so darling, what a good aunt you are. LIKE YOU NEEDED YET ANOTHER HOBBY!!!!
Relax, girl!!

Shelly said...

Oh, my! I want one, no, forget that, I could never stop with just one of those brownies! They look like heaven via chocolate!

LizzieK8 said...

Family trees are fascinating. My brother is our official historian and found we have an ancestor that came over on the Mayflower! How cool is that?

Now we had ancestors on the Mayflower and there to meet it!