Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

We had a great day hanging out at the house for my man, the homebody. He asked me, "What would you do if it was Mother's Day?" and of course I say, "Hike down to Haputo Beach". With Chris, that's not gonna happen! He preferred to relax at home, take a nap, clean the van with his new shop-vac (his daddy day gift) and eat the yummy homemade brownies that I made for him.It was a great day!

Everybody knows that umbrellas go with slip-n-slides, right?
Big bro helping him down the slide.
Caught grabbing the toilet paper!
Everyone has fun with daddy's present! We made a spaceship out of the box.
In the evening we did a fun quarter-walk with our neighbor. You take a quarter and flip it upon leaving the house. Head-turn left Tails-turn right. We went all over the neighborhood. It was a lot of fun plus we were able to walk off all the brownies we just ate! After the sun went down we played a game of flashlight tag. The boys had a blast!

Here's the recipe to the best brownies you will ever eat!! I've always made them from a box and decided to make them homemade today. Boy I'm glad I did but my waistline isn't!

Yummiest Brownies EVER!
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.

In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, baking powder, and chocolate chips. (Note: if you toss your chips with a teaspoon of flour they won't stick to the bottom of the pan.) Spread batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.