Let me explain why brownies are a big deal for me to make.
When I first started dating my husband, I thought I would impress him by making a meal. Let me explain that I never fully learned how to cook. I never watched my mom, I never learned the wisdom from my grandmothers. As I got older, I became more interested and I actually asked my grandmother if she would teach me how to cook for Christmas. She asked me how many Christmases I thought she had left? Translation? Teaching me to cook was going to be an impossible task.
When someone says impossible, the challenge is on for me! So I began paying attention to my mom, asking questions and going to hang out with my grandmothers. Gathering up their favorite recipes, I began to try to cook.
So back to the date I cooked for my boyfriend(now husband) that night. I do not remember what I tried to make for the main course, but I do remember the dessert. I made brownies from a box.
There I was, trying to be housewifely, in an apron, excited for my main squeeze to come over for dinner. I was so proud of myself. I mixed the brownies together, and placed them in the oven. Forty minutes later, they were still a liquid. I could not figure it out.
Then I noticed the eggs still sitting on the counter.
I forgot to put them in!
So I did what anyone would do (or maybe just people like me). I quickly placed the eggs into the hot brownie batter. They quickly began to fry as I frantically swirled them around. There were white chunks mixed into deep, dark brownies.
I actually went ahead and served them to my boyfriend. This man actually ate them, and bless his heart, said they were good! Needless to say, I knew he was lying, but I also knew right then and there that I would marry him one day.
Long story short, today I make brownies from scratch and serve them to my children on a tray.
I have come a long way, but still have a long way to go.
Have fun baking everyone!