A Brownie for an Extention?

August 1st

Dear Finny,
Okay, let’s face it — my priorities are all wacky. I’m supposed to be one of the leaders of this In Stitches sew-along and frankly, I’m just not keeping up. I really am quite excited about the bathroom caddy we selected for the July project, and I even know the theme I’m going to rock. I just haven’t made the time to sit down and sew it yet.

{And it all fairness, I’ve just regained regular use of my finger. Is this ridiculous barrage of excuses working? Hello? Bueller?}

I’ll have the project done by Friday. In the meantime, have you seen some of the fantastic caddies in the photo pool? Wowza. Nice work ladies!

peanut butter in the middle

How about a brownie in the meantime? I whipped these up last week. The easiest way to spice up a brownie-in-a-box recipe? Add a dollop of melted peanut butter in the middle. Yum. I brought these to softball and they were a hit. Perhaps I should have eaten one or two. It seems I cannot hit, the ball that is. Struck out swinging several times.

another dollop of brownie on top

But you know what? I’ve found that frisbee/softball/sewing teams don’t really mind if you suck as long as you bring a smile and a platter of sweets. Enjoy!


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25 Responses

  1. Oh, the brownies look so scrumptious–I will try it your way and, as always, thank you for your yummy food ideas.

    I’m eager to know what August’s project will be and am ready to begin that new adventure. I look forward to seeing your July hanging toiletry bag when you’re done.

  2. Those look DELICIOUS. I’m going to have to try that.

  3. I’m sure Finny won’t mind you being late. Your finger did look pretty beat up. Hopefully it’s getting better now?

    Brownies look good too!


  4. i can confirm they were fantastic. my husband ate two and that was being disciplined.
    i can also confirm that kelli got on base once. and she caught every inning for two innings. so there.
    PS kel, mal was upset with me for not telling you to come over with the cookies from last night. i should have known.

  5. Those look yummy…I will have to try them. how do you melt the peanut butter? Is that a dumb question?

  6. excellent brownie tip! thanks.

  7. Take it from me — treats make the world go ’round! And, they make your friends happy!

  8. That makes me hungrey

  9. Not fair! These are a tease!

    Oh and I had the most unsettling dream about your bike wreck the other night.

  10. Ooooh! I’m totally trying that! We just made some last night that had quartered peppermint patties in the middle. Very tasty if you like the mint chocolate thing.

  11. Bring brownies, and heck, you can leave the bat and glove home. We’ll give you the optional ‘base on brownies’ that was written into the rule book around the same time the designated hitter thing came along.

  12. Those brownies look delicious!
    I’m glad you’re doing better after your nasty fall!

  13. oh i would eat that yumminess in a heart beat. i really would.

    i had the sitches book out and pattern before i left for brazil….just did not have time. perhaps when i het back in mid august, will do it.

    you must be full of black and blue today.
    did you take arnica?

  14. yummy idea!

    i know i would take a brownie in exchange for an extension! lol! πŸ™‚ but then, i am always willing to take a brownie.

    looks like the finger isn’t slowing you down too much, hopefully it will be all better soon.

  15. Your friends are just being nice…keep your eye on the ball!!

  16. Oh Kelli you are so inspiring! I owe the Crayons a “brownie party” for their good work in July, and here you show the perfect way to make and serve brownies! Also, the story Suduko and the Paper Cranes is one of my favorite the bag was such a wonderful gift!

  17. How many of those should a standard brownie mix make? How long do they bake like that? That looks awesome and I’d love to make some for a future Las Madres event.. (thats my moms group).

  18. They look good. And right when I am trying not to eat so much sweet stuff.

    I’ve got the fabric, boning etc ready for the bathroom caddy. I just can’t get motivated to do anymore. Hopefully this week.

  19. Peanut Butter and Chocolate….two of my favorite food groups! How long do you bake them?

  20. those look super yummy kelli!! and i am so glad you are on the mend! and by the way..that philiipians verse is one of my favs as well.

  21. I think a brownie buys you an extension any day. Particularly when they look/sound that tasty…

  22. nancybee August 2, 2007

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Looks pretty good to me! πŸ˜‰

    I’m not very crafty with my hands, I admire those who have the ability to create wonders.

    Glad to hear that you’re feeling better…

  23. These brownies sound amazing. I love the chocolate and peanut butter combo, so I must try these! YUM!

    I checked out the flickr pool. Cool stuff. I have that book, so will look out for the August theme and try to join in. πŸ™‚


  24. i take a box mix and add a rolo or a reeces cup in the middle. yummy!