photo by Sheri Dixon

Thursday, October 21, 2010

In Lieu of a Post...

...a recipe.

We're going to be spending the weekend with friends we consider family- some we've met in person, and some we've only 'met' via the interwebs till now.

So I've been getting everything ready for us to be gone and make everything as easy as possible for the farm-sitter, spent time at work being sure they'll be able to function smoothly over the weekend (which they always do anyway, but yanno, it's a Boss Thing...), and planning

The Food.

The Food is paramount at these shindigs. There will be a pit pig and all sorts of homegrown goodies coming from the east coast to Wisconsin, from Texas to Missouri and all points between.

We'll be bringing free-range eggs for breakfast Sunday morning, venison I'll slice thin and saute with mushrooms, onions and garlic for dinner Saturday night (along with the pig),

and for dessert (and snacking)

Mama Dixon's Triple Fudge Kickass Brownies

for a 13 X 9 pan

preheat oven to 350

in a saucepan, melt 2 1/2 sticks of butter (real butter)
add 3/4 cups cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
1 bag milk chocolate chips

pour into buttered pan and bake for about 30 minutes

let cool

make frosting-

melt 1 stick butter
add 2/3 cups cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
beat till smooth and frost brownies

There ya go. Instead of sitting here reading blog posts this weekend while your family pops in and out of your peripheral vision asking when food will appear for them to eat, go put on yer June Cleaver apron (and pearls) and whip up a pan of these.

I guarantee they'll love you for it.

(and give 'em about half an hour- they'll all fall into sugar comas and you can spend however long you want reading blog posts in peace...)


  1. Wont be making them this weekend - Baby Sister is getting hitched to the Awesome Brother-in-Law 4 (her first marriage my 4th BiL). We are traveling 3 hours from home so no home cooking (except maybe BiL4's parents Friday night - not sure if teh rehearsal dinner is catered or not).

    Brownies are a family favorite and we will gve yours a shot - look like they will be great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Have fun and be careful out there- I hear crazy people from Texas will be on the roads this weekend ;)