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?