I got a couple of cooking projects done in between mowing the lawn. First, I made some granola. I decided that homemade granola is cheaper and healthier than store-bought, but I haven't made any in a while. This recipe was posted by beckms on the Cooking Light boards and it's delicious. I leave out the dried fruit - we add that to our cereal separately.
My next project was, you guessed it, yet another brownie recipe.
This was probably my least favorite so far. I did deviate a little bit from the recipe because I did not have enough regular cocoa and had to sub 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of Hershey's Special Dark cocoa for the rest. This may have thrown off the flavor, but the flavor wasn't the problem, it was the texture. These were not moist enough and did not have any of that chewy texture I was hoping for.
I’ll post the recipe anyway, for anyone who might want to try it. And darn it, I cannot get a good brownie picture to save my life. They all come out blurry! I'll keep trying, but in the meantime, please excuse my very amateurish attempts....
Source: BitterSweet, November 2003
And last, but not least, on the menu for dinner tonight:
An easy, comfort-food kind of meal, great for weeknights.
Whatever is in the vegetable bin....
That's it for cooking today!