Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Best Brownies in the world!

Here's an easy recipe for special brownies that will have people begging you for the recipe.

Two boxes of Betty Crocker (family size) brownie mix
(prepare per instructions on box)
3 large (family) size chocolate candy bars (hersheys, Mr. Goodbar, Butterfinger, Heath, Dove, etc)

Line 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil (do this, you'll be glad you did)

Pour1/2 of batter (1 box) into bottom of pan and spread out.

Then line the pan with 3 large chocolate bars of your choice. I'm talking the big ones, like 5 x 3 inches, you can find them in the candy isle. I prefer butterfinger.

Then pour remaining batter (2nd box) on top of the butter finger candy bars.

Bake at 350 until middle is done, it will take slightly longer than box directions. Keep checking middle for doneness.

Allow them to cool, completely, then remove them from pan with aluminum foil and slice into squares. I like to use a pizza cutter.

These are a cross between a brownie and fudge. Fabulous!!!!!

The Sun is Out!

After 3 days of almost non-stop rain, this morning the sun is shining brightly. It is so good to see it again, but I'm afraid, we've got another round of tropical rainfall coming our way, thanks to Gustave.

Where do they get these names anyway? What's wrong with Gus, Greg, George, or for that matter Melinda?

So until we meet Gustave, let's enjoy the sunshine!

Has anybody got any good falls crafts that would like show us?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Puppy Love!!!

One of the loves of my life is my Shitzu, Bandit. He was a Christmas gift for my daughter 14 years ago, but he quickly became my constant companion, much to my daughters disappointment. But due to his age, he's now deaf as a stump. And it's hard to communicate with a spoiled rotten dog when he can't hear you. I am a firm believer that dogs understand what you say to them, mine always do. I have lovely conversations with them.

I now point to the door and mouth "out?", when I think he needs to do his business. I take a can of dog food out of the pantry and show it to him, when I think he wants to eat, if he wags his tail it means yes!

But lately, he's taken to barking until I pay attention to him. Not just one small bark, but continous loud (remember he can't hear) barking until I figure out what he needs. I go thru everything I can think of until I figure it out. It's like having a 1 year old again that can't talk and trying to figure out what they want.

But I love him and am willing to do anything it takes to make him happy. The thought of losing him breaks my heart. So I will be his trained monkey for as long as he needs me to be.

Come to think about it, trained monkey is what I do best! I'm everybody's trained monkey, my daughters, my husbands my boss's, my neices and nephews, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

One of these days I've going to have myself a trained monkey!

Yeah right!