I promised to bring brownies to the memorial service we are having for Mom end of May, so I am trying different recipes. Doncha wish you lived with us? Anyone in the area want to volunteer as a tester? There will be about thirty mouths to feed, (counting each teen-aged boy as three.) The recipe from the American Woman Cookbook (1932) calls for squares of baker's chocolate. What sort of accurate measurement is that? Alton Brown wants me to weigh everything - even the eggs. ultra accurate measurements!. Lisa Nowak, the superb writer of young adult fiction with a stock-car racing setting, (Wide Open) makes "Horsepower Brownies" with cherries. That's the next recipe to try. I can always take the easy road and pick up some box mix at Costco, then add goodies to it. Chopped up peanut butter cups. Chopped up caramels and pecans. Chopped up peppermint patties. Butterscotch chips. cinnamon. What's your favorite variations?
I am writing in the kitchen with the laptop balanced on an open drawer so I don't get all lost in the words and let the baking burn. I might try this more often. Writing in different locations sort of freshens and sharpens the focus. I know a treehouse I want to borrow. Poetry from a treehouse is bound to be fun!
DH is feeling Russian -Quite Shitsky. He went to bed at five and except for a couple passages to the bathroom is there still. Cold, achy, and fatigued. Hope it's just exhaustion. That we can fix.
Wednesday I go in to pick up my CPAP breather. Life is just one new adventure after another, but everyone who has gained a breathing buddy tells me it makes a huge difference, so look out world, I'm ready for a comeback.