Every summer, as I write lists and plan and pack for the beach, I promise myself that I will work on my blog at the beach. And every summer, vacation instincts kick in, and I don’t. This summer has been no different. However, I do have one unique post that I am going to slide in here at the halfway point of my trip. Unique because I usually focus on words over images.
Alex has a summer birthday, so every year her birthday is celebrated at the end of the school year with her class. We decided to bring in 100% whole wheat brownies, and I decided–in a stunning show of parenting faith for this control freak mom–that Alex was old enough (7) to make the brownies herself. Completely. From start to finish. Including the melting of butter with cocoa powder and sugar on the cooktop. GULP. And these images tell the story…
Studying the recipe, which can be found here.
Never let it be said any kid of mine will not know how to pack brown sugar!
Oh my lord the mess. Yes I took deep breaths and bit my tongue while she was measuring the cocoa powder.
Well like an idiot I never took any pictures of the finished brownies. I was too busy photo documenting the baking experience! And it was worth every drop of wasted cocoa powder for the expression on Alex’s face when she shared them with her class the next day!
*Thanks to my sister for the inspired title, as she knows what a control freak I am.