I don't know about you, but it's been quite a week for me. In the last five days, I have seriously considered quitting my job--twice, received my first acupuncture treatment, realized I have no choice but to pursue my plans for an Etsy shop lest I want to go to Spain with my old point n shoot, gotten about 20 hours of restful sleep, suffered through four nightmares, received my package for my CSN product review and found out that a 12" cast iron skillet is really fucking big, realized I lost my $10 bottle of mighty grip yet still attempted a pole split and didn't fall to my death (success pending on LOTS of stretching, mighty grip and a miracle), successfully made brownies and blondies of "insane greatness" and subsequently consumed half of each batch, thereby ingesting an estimated 3000 auxiliary calories that I'm sure will show up on my lower stomach three days before I leave for the beaches and men of Spain AND finally gave in to the feelings that I could no longer deny and admitted to myself and world via Facebook that I'm in love.........with Pauly D from Jersey Shore. Don't judge me.
So let's talk about those blondies. What's a blondie, you ask? Blondies are exactly what they sound like, which are a chocolate free, or "blonde" version of brownies. While a chocolate free version of any form of dessert may be considered sacrilege to some, it's a welcome variation on a American classic to others. I mean, even if you are a self proclaimed
|Butter is love; Buerre Noisette c'est la luxure|
|The smell of browned butter and brown sugar combined is glorious. This should be a candle scent.|
|This is where things go from good to awesome|
|So I can't cut in a straight line to save my life. A cutting guide is on my list for the future, but for now, whose complaining?|
And now the moment you've been waiting for, the giveaway! As promised, I am giving away a batch of each of these "browned butter sweets". Entry is very simple. You just have to be a follower of the blog (via GFC, reader, etc-please indicate which you use) and leave a comment naming your favorite sweet treat, and indicate if you want brownies or blondies. Follow on FB and Twitter for extra entries. That's it! The giveaway is open until Thursday, March 10th and the winners will be announced Friday, the 11th, which is when I hope to have my Etsy shop ready to take orders!
Now that's how you kick off the weekend! Merry Freakin' Friday!!