Monday, February 6, 2012

The Predictable One

You had to know that I'd write a post about the Super Bowl.  Paul and I love the Super Bowl because it is an excuse to have our one beer of the year and make some appetizers.  And watch commercials.  We talk during the game and stop everything to watch the commercials.

This year, though, we actually did pay some attention to the game.  Paul knows football rules very well even though he never watches.  Me, not so much.  After the first 5 minutes of questions from me, I could tell Paul knew he was in for a loooooooong game.  And then there was me, cheering when the team in blue did something good because I kept thinking the Giants were the ones wearing blue.  Don't they usually wear blue? (Like I really know what they "usually" wear.)

The appetizers were yummy, one of which were barbecued (that's how spell check told me to spell that - isn't there usually a "Q" or is that just in the abbreviation?) ribs:

And then there was dessert.... yummy Peanut Butter truffle Brownies:
 This picture was taken right before I spread that chocolate all over the top of the peanut butter truffle stuff (which is on top of the brownies).   Mmmmmmmmm......peanut butter (love. it.).  I got the recipe from the Betty Crocker website but will give it to you here:

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
Brownie Base:  Brownie mix and ingredients needed (on the box)
Filling: 1/3 cup butter; 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
Topping: 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons butter

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 for dark or nonstick pans).  Grease bottom only of an 8" or 9" square pan with cooking spray or shortening.  Make brownies as directed on the box and let cool completely (about 1 hour).

2. In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.  Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.

3.  In small microwavable bowl, microwave topping ingredients uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth.  Cool 10 minutes; spread over filling.  Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set.   For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.  Store covered in refrigerator.

Meanwhile, Phoebe and I were celebrating climbing out of the knitting black hole:
.....thanks to some relaxing time with my sister and nephews over the weekend.  It's actually looking like a vest now!

1 comment:

  1. You came out of the Black Hole of Sycamore like a rocket! What progress - very pretty! Looks like Phoebe approves!