December 8, 2011

The Gift of Brownies: National Brownie Day

Since the theme for my posts this month is gifts, I was thrilled to learn that December 8th is National Brownie Day. Sugar is my downfall, but few things beat a fudgy, right out of the oven brownie. I don't need ice cream or anything else to accompany it. Don't even need a plate.

What's my favorite recipe? Whichever box is on sale. I've tried homemade recipes, but it's a lot of effort and the various box options bring me enough joy. I like them fudgy, not cake-like. If I want cake, I'll make a cake. And no nuts, please. If I want crunchy, I'll grab a bag of potato chips.

I prefer brownies right out of the oven, still gooey. My mom loves the new brownie pans that create crunchier edges for each brownie. Not me, I like the middle brownie the best!

Brownies are a simple but enjoyable gift in my life. It's a rare day when a brownie can't put a smile back on my face. Even better... one of my children bringing me a brownie and giving me a hug. Or, a brownie, a good book, and a hot bath. I may just move that wish to the top of my Christmas list.

What simple thing puts a smile on your face?

10 comments:

Social Lilac said...

A warm breakfast gives me a smile (: Hugs, warm showers and fudge aren't that bad either..!

Melissa said...

I *love* brownies, and I am definitely an corner girl!

Beth said...

I saw a beautiful rainbow today!

bookworm said...

I love brownies! I used to bake with my son when he was young, making a simple recipe in a Gold Metal Flower child's cookbook. The memory still brings a smile to my face.

Tia Bach said...

Maybe brownies could solve the bickering in politics. I live close to DC, so I should try showing up to Congress with a warm plate of brownies and see what happens. ;-)

A friend of mine does "first snow day" brownies. I'm starting this new tradition in my house. The first day of snow for the new winter season you make a batch of brownies and dust them with powdered sugar!

Thanks for stopping by on Brownie Day!

Lisa Carter said...

I'm a day late to Brownie Day, but that doesn't diminish my love for them! Like you, I have certain criteria: they need to be fudgey in the middle with tiny little crisp bits along the outside. I'm an equal opportunity girl and will eat corner or middle pieces. ;-) In fact, give me a pan of brownies and I'll eat them all! I use my mom's old recipe and no other brownie is quite the same, a beautiful taste of childhood.

Tia Bach said...

Brownies make me happy, but so do people stopping by! Lisa, thanks for commenting. Great to see you back around. Thinking of you this holiday season.

towriteistowrite said...

Brownies make me smile. Fudge makes me purr.

Tia Bach said...

That's pure poetry! I concur. Thanks for stopping by!

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