Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TWD: Brownie Buttons


As the lazy days of summer roll on, it's become apparent that blog fatigue has set in, for me and others, as manifested by a generally low motivation to wax poetic about baked goods (or just about anything else), and which has threatened to turn a super fun hobby into (gasp!) a chore (i.e., another thing on the to-do list) which would be tragic, as that is exactly the kind of thing that causes fickle people like me to ditch blogging and take up, say, fly fishing, so imagine my relief when I saw that someone had the brilliant idea of One-Sentence Blog Post Week (starting with today's Terse Tuesdays with Dorie), in which blog posts would be confined to -- yes, you guessed it -- one sentence, which is awesome because this week's TWD recipe, Brownie Bites (chosen by Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen - thank you, Jayma!), is an adorable little two-bite treat, and a lil' blog post just seems right for such a little dessert, and a mighty fine one at that (even without the glaze, which I skipped - good thing, because that might have necessitated a second sentence), even though the full recipe only made 12 measly little brownie bites, which was not nearly enough for a week at the beach (in fact, they were gone before we even left for the beach), and because I don't have any pictures of the brownie bites at the beach, I'll close with a gratuitous shot of my kids at the beach.

45 comments:

Tracey said...

I am impressed by your ability to fit so much information into a single sentence! The brownies look awesome and, oh my word, are your little ones ever cute!

mike said...

I can't believe you can put your own children in front of blogging about food. How selfish! I agree - summer is for being outside, not in a 90 degree kitchen turning the oven on. These look delicious - plain and simple - like summer should be. I realize this is more than one sentence.....

Debinhawaii said...

Great looking brownies and one amazing run on sentence too! ;-) (And your kids are adorable!)

spike. said...

one sentence and plenty of perfect pictures of kiddos and buttons!

Barbara Bakes said...

Your kids are beautiful!

jillbert said...

Your brownie bites are cute but your kids are cuter! What a great picture. And what a long sentence!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Cathy, I think you were born to write long sentences, as this one is a pleasure to read, and when combined with cute button brownies and cuter-than-buttons kiddos (serious Christmas picture material, methinks) it all makes for a perfect post!

Leslie said...

Why feature brownie buttons when your kids could be the stars of this post (and they don't require glazing!)

Jessica said...

Love the shot of the kids at the beach! I bet it was a great vacation, even without the brownie bites.

Di said...

Okay, I think you win for longest sentence of the day, and that's a fabulous picture of your kiddos! =)

myfamousrecipe said...

Great sentence! Your kids are adorable -- looks like you're having pretty weather at the beach. Enjoy!

Maria said...

Great sentence and photos!

SiHaN said...

First of all, I've got to say that your kids all look gorgeous. I'm serious. And secondly, those are some wicked brownies you have over there!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your children are adorable! you should frame that pictures it is priceless.

The brownies look scrumptious!

Kayte said...

Okay, you win...LOL! Both on the brownies and the sentence. I was restricting myself to one word comments for the 1 sentence bloggers this week, but then you had to go and throw in a pic of the kids and I knew I could never just do one word...they are too too cute! What a great photo of them all. Brownies look great...all stacked up and ready to go. Sentence: Proust would be proud!

vibi said...

I... am... floored.

Only you can manage a sentence that looks more like a paragraph. From now on, you'll be the Proust of blogging, to me!
You have way of conveying such wide range of fellings through your writing, and for that, I hope you don't leave your blogging pseudo-career. You'd be terribly missed.

Other than that, yes, your buttons are very fine... but never as fine as those scrumptiously delicious children of yours! They are to die for...

Jen said...

I love the idea of a one sentence post! These brownies looks yummy! Great picture of the kids at the beach!

Mary Ann said...

Love it! Your sentence is so much better than mine.
Your brownie buttons are cute, but your kids are much cuter. What an adorable beach shot!

Bridgett said...

Your kids are so sweet! What a darling photo. Nice brownies too!

Anne said...

Love the shot of the kids. I'm feeling the burn out, too. I'm scared to turn on my oven right now, anyways, which doesn't help!

Gabe's Girl said...

What an AMAZING sentence and your kids are adorable. Great photo!

lasinthekitchen said...

I can't believe that was one sentence! Your button brownies look fabulous but I love the photo of your children better! They totally put a smile on my face - thanks! =D

Karen said...

You are hilarious! that is quite a sentence. :)

pinkstripes said...

Man, your one sentence is the longest one I've read today. Great job! I'm glad the buttons were a hit. Cute picture of the kids!

Eve White said...

Brownies look delicious and beautiful pic of your kids.

Teanna said...

Best, most informative one sentence review EVER! You could teach a few long winded writers/bloggers (myself included) a thing or two! Love your kids!

chocolatechic said...

There is just no way that I do one sentence blogging.

I frosted mine with orange cream cheese frosting.

Pam said...

So much information in one sentence.The little brownie bites look tasty. Your kids look adorable.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I am stealing this idea. I am behind on my posts and have been dreading trying to catch up.

The kids? are gorgeous.

SUGAR B said...

Your kids are super adorable. How fun . . the beach. *sighs* while I am sitting at my desk job.

I want some of those brownie buttons!

Hope you guys had fun!

Marthe said...

That must be the longest sentence I ever read. Your kids are very sweet!

Cecille Ericta said...

They areally are yummy! Very beautiful kids!

Clivia said...

Very funny! Yes, icing might have needed another sentence or two. Well done!

Audrey said...

cute as a button! Oh, and the brownies are nice, too. :) That's a picture that you'll cherish. Somehow, I have a feeling it captures their personalities...

Flourchild said...

Great brownies and darling kids!

Steph said...

I love that picture of your kids! They are so cute and I love that they're all wearing white. Cathy, I hope you never leave blogging, we'll all miss you way too much.

Jacque said...

LOL, you crack me up. Impressive sentence you've got there. Cute brownies, and cute kids!

isa said...

Beautiful brownie buttons and lovely picture of your children!
Funny post!

isa said...

Beautiful brownie buttons and lovely picture of your children!
Funny post!

Amber Marie said...

Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing week at the beach! The brownies look good.

dharmagirl said...

am most jealous of your stellar one sentence paragraph here, chock full of cathy goodness:)

Mermaid Sweets said...

That's quite a sentence. Gorgeous kids. What is it about the summer (as my first summer blogging, this phenomenon is new).

Pamela said...

Fabulous post, as usual. Cute buttons. Amazingly beautiful children. :o)

Katrina said...

Funny! I love that everyone's (including yours) one sentences are so long! Great job.
Your brownies look great and they look like they came out of the pan beautifully. Mine stuck a little.
Cute kidlets!

Cakelaw said...

Your kids are just gorgeous!!! Thanks for the snapshot. Yeah, I reckon 12 brownie buttons is not worth getting the pan dirty - not enough payback for the effort.

 
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