Well.... here it is, Wednesday afternoon and I'm finally posting my brownie buttons. They were the pick from Jayma at Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie.
I actually made these last year, but didn't take any pictures. We really liked them then and I actually thought they were even better this time. What's not to love about a little bite-sized chocolatey brownie frosted with a little white chocolate? I used my Wilton Brownie Bites pan to make these since one pan fit all the batter (still only made 16), which was easier for me to deal with than the mini muffin pans since I only have one pan. I skipped the zest this time, just because I didn't feel like dealing with it. I did it last year, and really liked the addition, I just didn't want the extra steps.
I made them again last night because I was serving them this morning at an open house our realtor held to show our home to other realtors in the area, and hopefully get some traffic for the listing.
We had already decided to list our house before all the recent craziness (granted, only by a day or so) but now it is really important that we sell and hopefully we will get an offer within the range that we need to be able to move before we are crushed by all our bills.
I haven't had any luck in the job searching department, mainly because I am too sick still with the pregnancy. I just got some new medication a few days ago that should help with the sickness, but unfortunately its main side effect is causing headaches. Bad news for me since, with my tension headaches and regular migraines, this means that I can either be sick from my stomach or I can be sick and down with a monster headache. Fun times people. Fun times.
The flip side of the job search is the fact that child care costs are so high there is no way I can work and pay for day care. It is an interesting conundrum. I applied for child care assistance from the state so that I could get a job, but I can't get assistance unless I already have the job. Catch 22.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank all of you that stopped by last week to offer well wishes and encouragement. I am trying to keep positive about things and try not to stress myself out more and make things worse. I am also trying to be optimistic. I'll have to keep you posted on how that is going. In the mean time, thank you, thank you, thank you - for coming here in the first place and for coming back! I am going to try to post a couple of times a week still and will most likely only keep up with TWD for now. Other than that, I don't know what I'll be doing. I just wanted to say thank you again and tell you all how much it means to me that you are here!