The general consensus I’ve gotten from Facebook posts and talking with friends is that people are not as excited for the “big game” this year. Some have blamed the lack of excitement on the cold, blizzardly weather, their favorite team not getting in, or that fact that we just saw the Steelers in 2009 (no offense, Colette).
It’s Friday! It’s girls night! It’s your birthday? You got a raise? You had a bad day? Whatever it is, I’ll take any excuse to bake up some goodies. Last week I had a craving for chocolate so I used the “it’s Friday” excuse to bake one of my favorite treats growing up – my Grandma Ardith’s brownies.
Isn’t it funny how something that looks so gross can make something so deliciously good? I had to keep telling Keenan NOT to throw away the dark, rotten bananas in the fruit bowl — no matter how gross they looked. I assured him I had better plans for them than the trash bin. My plan, of course, was to make banana bread.