Saturday, June 4, 2011

Last night I had a dream...

Last night I had a Dream... I was walking and I was really out of breath and I came to a cross road to rest.  There was a sign with two arrows pointing opposite directions... One pointing toward the Cocoa Bean Cupcake Bakery and the other pointing toward the Fred Meyer Health food section.  I could turn right and have a Red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting and a hand dipped strawberry on top... Or I could turn left and buy the EZEKIEL bread. (Sprouted 100% wheat cardboard). Im not sure which direction I took because I woke up in a panic and yes even a sweat. (Pre menopausal).  You might not believe this, but... I have started a diet.  Yes its that same one.  Ladies you know the one.  No sugar and no carbs. The diet from HELL. Its the diet I lost alot of weight on about 7 years ago and since gained it all back. I look like I eat more then I do.  Dont get me wrong I love to eat but everything I stuff in my mouth is bad for me.  I swear when I die and when they find my body they will find traces of OREO and SNICKER BAR in my mouth. So anyway... everytime I start a diet I almost instantly start to crave Mint Brownies. My friend Marcene introduced them to me. She gave me the recipe and I want to share it with you too!!  They are so delicious.  Please dont bring them over to my house!

Hershey's Double Chocolate Mint Brownies

I cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (soft)
4 eggs
1 16 oz. can Hershey's syrup
1 cup all purpose flour
Beat until smooth.  Pour into prepared pan 13x 9
Bake 25-30 mins. at 350 degrees cool completely

Mint Frosting
1 cube butter (soft) 1/2 cup
3 tablespoons cream
1/2 tsp mint extract
3 drops green food coloring
2 cups powdered sugar (give or take)
Mix and frost brownies.  Make sure they are cooled completely first

Chocolate Topping
Melt 6 TB. butter with
1 cup Hershey's semisweet chocolate chips in microwave for only a min. or until smooth
Spread over mint cream


Nate and Allison said...

I didn't know you blogged!!?? Yay I am so excited to read your posts! As far as the diet goes do you really have to be sooo strict?? Sounds painful to me, but I know you can do it! Love you!

oh and this is Allison Kinghorn-Jordan haha in case you were wondering :)

janie christensen said...
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The Madsen's said...

Janie!!! I'm so glad to find you in the blogging world! I miss your family so much! I hope all is well and love you guys lots! Thanks for the recipe!