Today I actually got a few things accomplished. And it felt good. I know I can’t get up and clean and run around my house doing lots of little things that need done. I have to plan my moves carefully. Everything takes a lot longer to complete. First I have to strap on the bionic boot. That takes a little time. Then I have to know the exact route that I’m going to take so that I can get as much done in the little time I have to be on my foot as possible. I go back to the doctor on Thursday and I’m hoping for some miraculous statement like “Wow, Amee. I’ve never seen someone’s foot heal so quickly from this surgery before. It’s amazing. Alert the media! You now have my blessing to resume life as normal with no worries.”
Don’t laugh. It could happen.
So today I peeled and cubed some potatoes and then put them in water in the fridge to wait there until supper time. I’m going to make some smoked sausage and fried potatoes. Then I checked my cast iron pans to make sure that they were in fighting condition and unfortunately they were not. Brian, God love him, didn’t know that they can’t be “washed” with soap and water, so I took a few minutes to re-season them with some bacon grease then stuck them in the oven to bake for a couple of hours. They should be good to go by supper time.
Not a huge accomplishment by any means. That would normally be a miniscule fraction of my day, but today it was a huge accomplishment!
And because Shannon mentioned brownies in my post yesterday, it’s making me want them, so I may even try to make some Extreme Fudge Brownies if my foot allows. I’ll leave the recipe for anyone who wants to try them. I can’t remember where this tried and true recipe came from and I don’t know why they are extreme, unless you consider it extreme that eating one will immediately add 2 lbs to your body, which I do. They are really good. But we can all use a little indulgence once in a while, right? Right!
Extreme Chocolate Fudge Brownies
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs water
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
2 each eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1. Preheat to 325 & grease 8 x 8 dish.
2. In lg. saucepan over med heat, bring butter, sugar & water to boil. stir often til sugar is dissolved (3 min.)
3. Remove from heat, mix in 1 1/2 C. chips, stir til melted.
4. Beat in vanilla. carefully whisk in eggs.
5. Add dry ingredients & stir til moist.
6. add another cup choc. chips.
7. Bake 30min & check. Bake til sides just start to pull away from edge.