Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wishing Wednesday

Week 34:

I wish I could get it together enough to actually have this posted at the beginning of the day - instead of remembering late evening...and continuing to think of a wish every time I roll over in the middle of the night, mmmmmkay?

Hope you are more on top of it than I have been...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Watch-Out Brownies

I got this recipe from an email recently - here is the link to the original...

I thought it sounded really good- who doesn't love a high fiber brownie?

I made a few alterations - mostly because I had no desire to scoop cookies out when I could just as easily bake in a 9x13 and then cut them later. However, word of caution - if you are not use to having a high fiber diet - proceed with great care. You have been warned. These brownies will have a "nutty" texture because the cereal will not soften during baking.

1box (1 lb 2.3 oz) fudge brownie mix
2cups Fiber One® original bran cereal (some of the ratings suggested breaking up the cereal - I tried to do this by hand- but this cereal is not for the I mostly was unsuccessful - I think you could break it up in a food processor and that may make the texture of the final product closer to a normal brownie- the texture didn't bother us)
2tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/8teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3cup water
1tablespoon vegetable oil
2teaspoons vanilla

1 egg
I also added 1 TBS applesauce because the mixture seemed a little dry.


Heat oven to 350°F. Spray pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix all ingredients with spoon. Pour into 9x13.
2.Bake as directed on box until set (though my toothpick never came out "clean"). Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. Freeze up to 2 months if desired.

Wishing Weekends?

Week 33:

  • I wish that this new work schedule didn't seem to suck my sense of time into a dark vortex - somehow I missed Wednesday...and then got swooped up until the weekend.
  • I wish I knew how the kiddo got to be 10 years old while I have not aged a day. (Okay, it's wishful thinking here...let me enjoy myself.)
  • I wish I could figure out how to get my hen and chick seeds to sprout.
  • I wish for good news to come to those patiently (or anxiously) waiting for grant decisions.
  • I wish for everyone to enjoy their bonus weekend day - don't we deserve more of these?
Highlights from the week:
  • Dropped my first UA. And seriously - why is the wording "dropped"...b/c eeeewwww - don't DROP it, please!
  • Found a praying mantis on my office window - he chilled with me for most of the day (from his side of the screen).
  • Watched a storm blow over the city skyline - I seriously have a nice view from my temporary location.
  • Discovered a new "healthified" brownie recipe - will share.
  • After years of effort - we've FINALLY attracted our very own humming bird! Yeah!