I am not sure how I feel right now… probably b/c there are so many emotions swimming around in my head. So many fearful thoughts.
- Fear: that I won’t finish the dissertation in time
- Stress: for the amount of work I have to complete in the next few months
- Exhaustion: from lack of sleep
- Physical highs & lows from too much coffee & too little exercise
- Worry: about EVERY THING… but most specifically, that I won’t meet the expectations that others have for my dissertation work
- Self-doubt: I often feel like I don’t even know what the heck I’m doing.
- Lastly, I’m all hopped up on frosting from these yummy brownies that I took time out to make. I think I ate WAY too much batter & frosting before combining the two together. Sugar headache = yuck.
That’s probably enough emotion for y’all for one night! So here’s a brownie recipe since you hung with me through all of that. I ALWAYS get complements on these. 🙂 Crazy huh? The recipe right off the back of the Nestle Cocoa box just happens to have the yummiest brownie recipe… go figure 🙂
You all know what a brownie looks like, so sorry… no pics this time!
Nestle Chewy Cocoa Brownies
• 1 & 2/3 c. sugar
• ¾ c. (or 1 & ½ sticks) butter melted
• 2 Tbsp water
• 2 large eggs
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 & 1/3 c. all purpose flour
• ¾ c. nestle tollhouse baking cocoa
• ½ tsp baking powder
• ¼ tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 pan.
Combine sugar, butter, and water in a large bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder & salt in a medium bowl. Stir into sugar mixture. Spread into baking pan.
Bake for 18-25 min or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool (and frost if desired).
Makes 2 doz brownies.
Make some homemade frosting out of cocoa powder, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk. Sorry I don’t have the measurements~ I just play this by ear…. FROSTING! YUMMMO
back to work…. bleh…..bleh…. bleh