Sunday, September 23, 2012

World's Best Brownies?

My husband is a brownie fanatic.  Every year I bake him plenty of batches and I can't help but try a new recipe once in a while because one day,  while we were talking about the wonderfulness of brownies, he happened to mention someone he had dated in the past who made amazing brownies.

Big mistake.

He may not know it but since then I have been combing the internet, the moon, sun, stars and mags to find a recipe that could top those so called 'amazing brownies'!  I've got a sconch of competitiveness to my nature I'd say.

I was visiting my parents a while back and my dad, being a foodie, had some mags lying around having to do with food.  I opened one up and lo and behold a long article about the physics, science, math and biology behind really really good brownies.

I stole the recipe.  I made it Friday and yesterday shipped it off to my husband to see what his reaction is.

It involves three different kinds of chocolate.  One of these is unsweetened chocolate.  I had way more than I needed for the recipe so I took a  nice big bite to see what it was like and ......oh! ick! ablkjf!!!! patooey!! patooey!! get out of my mouth!  sua!

Who knew that I could ever forcibly eject any chocolate substance out of my mouth so quickly??

It looks good doesn't it?  Don't do it.  Though it may call to you with it's yummy smell and it's shiny temper oh my God don't put it in your mouth unless you can follow it with a pound of sugar.

Holy Cow.

I'll let you know the husbands verdict and if he says they are the best he's ever had....I'll share the recipe.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Killer Pants! Part 2

The other day I was on a tour and wearing my firehose pants.  I have to admit I wear them nearly every day.  So out and about in my pants, the cart we were on ran in to a roadblock.  A very large pile of multiflora rose that had just been chopped down and dragged to the very center of the trail we wanted to go on.

Multiflora rose is a terrible invasive shrub.  It has back curving thorns that will rip you up, it can grow 6-8 ft tall and it loooooves to reseed itself, spreading its thorny love all over the stinkin place.

It's horrid.

I hopped out of the cart with my co-worker and without a second thought I used my legs to kick the pile of nastiness out of the path so the cart could pass.  I think I felt one tiny prick, maybe two from those sharp thorns but it was nothing!  I rolled up my pant leg later and not a scratch, not a prick and not a drop of blood was shed.  Amazing pants!

With fall setting in, they are even better with their nice, tight weave.  They are cozy and attractive.  I've gotten many compliments on how I look in them.  Someone even said I looked like I had lost weight.  Ok so yeah, now I really love them pants.  Ha!

Anyhow, thanks for stopping in for the second installment of my pants story.  I'll continue to fill you in on the pants and on the $100 gift card I'll get to give away on my blog!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Killer Pants! Part 1

Oh I've been busy!  But then who hasn't, but if you only knew what I was up to you'd shake your head at me and do like my husband does and say "You like to overbook yourself don't you?"

But really we are here to talk about these PANTS:
Women's Flex Fire Hose Utility Pant
No matter how much I'd like to say that it is....that is NOT me in those pants.

Maybe it's weird to drool over pants this obviously practical but seeing as my ideal life includes a lot of hard work, I need hard working clothes too!  And practicality?  Some people get all warm and happy from fuzzy kittens or cute puppies.  If something is practical; that gives me my happy moment.

These pants are from Duluth Trading CompanyDuluth Trading Company

I know you've heard of them.  They're that company in Wisconsin (ah yuh, oh wait that's Minnesota) that sends you those catalogs near Christmas that you look through and think "One for me, one for a gift, one for me, one for a gift".  Oh and BTW they are letting me give away a $100 gift card!  Woohoo!  So plan on reading my upcoming posts fellow farmish, farmgirls, farmy people if you want the chance to W.I.N it.

On every page I find something cool, practical, neat and/or unique. Case in point:
Zip Top Travel Tote
My next drool-over item....did I mention I collect bags? Seriously, I need an intervention.
 So I was flipping through their catalog the other day and I tweeted my Duluth TC love and lo' and behold they contacted me to say "Hey, we'll give you a pair of pants if you wear them, review them, spread the love around and hey, why don't you do a giveaway as well?"  Does there need to be a question mark on the end of that sentence???????

Yes, yes, I did the 5 year old jump up and down screeeee thing.  It was shameful.  Woman of 35.

But I have the pants, I'm wearing them almost every day (seriously, they will stand on their own soon which is great because maybe then I'll win the "Last Pants Standing" contest they are running right now on Facebook! (Go! Enter! Go!) and in upcoming postings I will be talking


my pants.

Is it immature of me to laugh heartily at that?

Was that last sentence even intelligible due to all the tangents?  Talking tangentially is one of my favorite things....almost as great as the word tangentially.  Oh.  I guess we're at the end now.

Stay tuned for Killer Pants!  Part 2