Friday, March 23, 2012

Farmer's Wife Makes Brownies

Well, I was the Farmer's Wife the past 2 days and got some blogs done.  I've been sewing along with Donna over at Brynwood Needleworks.  She started this sew along and it was just what I needed...I was making blocks a while ago but no rhyme or reason and just whenever I felt like it.  I wasn't getting anywhere fast.  Then I came upon this and knew this was where I needed to be.  Donna picks 10 blocks a month, although she says next month there will be more...and we have the whole month to get them done...and there's no stress...I'm lovin' it.  Here are the ones I did the past 2 days...

#103 Whirlwind  #51 Hovering Birds  #34 Flock and #52 Hovering Hawks.  And these are the ones I did before when I was just working on the willy nilly...
#2 Autumn Tints  #6 Big Dipper  #15 Buzzard's Roost  #10 Bowtie  #31 Evening Star  #29 Economy
I'm set and ready for April...YIPPEE!

Now on to making brownies...I made a batch of brownies for our neighbor boy's 13th Birthday...I made these for him for the first day of school and he flipped...he ate them for breakfast...yes I know I'm not a very good influence...but I am kind of a grandma figure for him, so I guess that makes it OK...LOL!

Start off with just the regular brownie mix..I always use one that I can make a larger pan.  I usually use these disposable pans for the neighbors then they don't have to worry about getting my plate back.  I think this size is 12" X 8".  Mix it up just like the box says...
...now here's the secret ingredient
...dump half of the mix in the bottom of the pan...break the Symphony bar apart on the lines and set them on top
...dump the rest of the mix on top
and bake according to the package directions.  Max says they are the BEST brownies in the world.  It's so fun to make a boy happy...reminds me of the days Josh was here and 13...where oh where does the time go?  Happy Birthday Max!

21 comments:

Connie said...

O my, those brownies look like heaven, yummmmmmm....I need those! Lovely blocks too, Carol!

Michele said...

WoW!! They sound wonderful! I might eat them for breakfast too :-) Your blocks are lovely.

Sue said...

I'm working on the same FW QAL with Donna and I really need to get crackin' on mine for the month of March!

Yours look just wonderful. And so do those brownies :D

Rosa said...

These brownies looks yummies mmmmmmmmm!

Darlene said...

Yummy blocks but really, really yummy looking brownies. I want some!!!

Libby said...

Oh what fun. I haven't eaten a Symphony bar in I don't know when. My mom and I used to share them . . . that was a l-o-n-g time ago *s*

Allie said...

Your blocks are just gorgeous, hon, and wow those brownies sound SO GOOD!!! Grandma figures can get away with that, lol! Happy Birthday to Max!

Karen said...

Oh, Carol, your blocks are lovely!! Mine are stalled for now but you have inspired me!
As for the brownies....omg!! I so need to make these. Make. Not. Eat. lol...
lucky little fellow that neighbor boy.

Jeanna said...

Oooo yummy brownies. Thanks for the 'extra' chocolately tip!

Nice blocks too!

I'm not doing any sewing right now because I am creating my sewing space. All I can smell is paint! My goal is to finish this weekend and then make a small bunny quilt for Easter.

Have a great weekend!

Janet O. said...

I have a brownie recipe my family loves and I know they also love symphony bars. I will have to try this out! Thanks for the temptation--I mean inspiration. : )

Pat from Florida said...

You are a super neighbor! Lucky 13 year old.

Terrie Lee R said...

Hi fellow FW QALer! Your blocks look so cute and those brownies look delish!

Anne said...

Wow, those brownies look fabulous! I like your blocks. What size are they and will they all be set in one quilt?

Jeremy said...

OMG ... these are THE BEST brownies and so addictive!! I call them "crack brownies"!

suemac said...

You have given me incentive to get back to my blocks. Nice assortment. The brownies look yummy.

Vicky said...

I can hear a smile in your post, and that makes me smile! The blocks are wonderful!

Josie McRazie said...

uuu YUM!! What is better than brownies.... BROWNIES WITH MORE CHOCOLATE!!! And I thought I was crazy over Rachael Ray useing Brownie mix in the WAFFLE MAKER!!! MMMMM

Createology said...

Carol your FW QAL blocks are lovely. I especially like Evening Star. It seems to be my favorite on all the QALs I have seen including mine. Yum to your chocolate brownies. Great week ahead...

Carrie P. said...

Sometimes a sew along is just what we need. Great looking blocks and those brownies sure do look yummy!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

A whole lot of baking and sewing going on over there Carol. Beautiful blocks. I still haven't started my Dear Jane:(

Cheryl said...

Oh YUM!!!!! I will definitely be making these. Your pretzels with chocolate and M & M's on top are one of my families favs!!!