A delicious brownie recipe with a funny “mom” story to go with it. When it’s too early to start drinking wine on a crazy day, make brownies instead.
Today is a brownie day. Today is a lick the bowl, lick the spatula, stand in front of the oven, and watch them cook til they are finished kind of day.It all started with a thunderstorm. Dealing with school and rainy days are not easy especially when you have two little ones to schlep in and out of the car. Aiden rides his scooter to and from school so we can avoid the “car line”. On rainy days, I put his scooter up in the bike area so that he is still considered a biker. This allows me to park in the parking lot after school and wait for him if it’s a rainy day pick up. So many rules, I know.
So there I was this morning in the pouring rain, pulling his scooter out of the trunk, trying not to get struck by lightning, and bringing it to the bike area. I gave Aiden an umbrella to use and realized he didn’t have breakfast. (I had a terrible Mom moment for a second) And was very grateful that the school gave out free breakfast everyday. Being the go with the flow kid that he is, he said he would grab something before going to class. As he was walking I saw him ask a kid that he didn’t know, who had no umbrella if he wanted to share his, and they walked into school together. A little ray of sunshine from Aiden on this dreary day. : )
Back to the craziness. I was able to go home for only an hour then had to run out to Leo’s 9 month well check appointment. Luckily our pediatrician is 5 minutes from our house. It is now down pouring and I am huffing and puffing while putting the babies in the car. Sam even said “Mama said Ughhhhhh”! Great, a new thing he learned is an impression of me being annoyed and aggravated. (Another wonderful mom moment for the books.)
Of course when we get to the doctors office its down pouring and I definitely need the umbrella. I take Leo out of his seat first and go over to take Sam out. I’m holding Leo in one arm, steadying the umbrella under my chin, trying to hold it over us, and grabbing Sam with the other. Sam is refusing to come out, he’s probably scared because I look like a lunatic and there’s Leo chewing on the handle of the umbrella. It definitely could’ve been a scene from a sitcom, I hope people enjoyed it.
I’m not finished, the nurse brings us in the room, takes Leo’s vitals and leaves. Sam now hears a fire truck outside and gets so excited. Trucks are his new obsession. He asks me “Mama, Fire Truck?”. I say, “yes fire truck.” Now he will continue to repeat the same question at least 10 more times and you have to answer him every time or he’ll start screaming the question. While that is going on the front desk woman comes in and asks me to fill out a 9 month screening form on an Ipad, an Ipad! Holding a 9 month old with an almost 2 year old running around, balancing an Ipad. That was interesting, holding Leo with one hand on the table, while trying to answer questions with the other, as Sam is screaming at me over and over “MAMA FIRETRUCK?!”
So yes, today is a brownie day. That is until I can have a glass of wine (or bottle) tonight.
To all you Mamas out there juggling it all and then some….make it a brownie day with these bad boys:
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Cocoa
- 2 Tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, melted
- 2 Sticks Butter, melted
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Whisk eggs, add both sugars and mix, add cocoa, vanilla, melted chocolate chips, butter, and flour, mix until all combined.
- Pour batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
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