This past week, we had an… incident, if you will. Someone at school gave Abby a goldfish. And so, while getting out of the car, said goldfish dropped. In her rush to rescue the fish to be named Nemo, she tumbled backwards, out of the car, and landed smack on her elbow.
Screaming and crying ensued. There was definitely a bad scrape. But I thought she was fine. Until later that evening when it swelled. We went over to the emergency room where they told her, “Drop the fish next time”. I am in absolute agreement on that one. They also told us she had a fat pad on her elbow and that we should see an orthopedist the next day to make sure it wasn’t broken.
Did I mentioned that the next day was also her birthday? She didn’t seem to mind. Her dream is to have a broken arm. And she got to miss school and softball practice on her birthday. Win/win, right? Luckily, she just had a bone bruise that required her to wear a splint for a day or two and miss a softball game. The arm has since healed and life is back to normal.
That being said, I did NOT get to make the cake I wanted for her birthday. So this weekend, I made her brownies instead. The kid, like most intelligent people, loves the peanut butter/chocolate combo. So I knew these would more than make up for the lack of cake and candles on the big day. They’re chewy, chocolatey and have just enough peanut butter to make them delicious. You cannot go wrong with these brownies.
Recipe from What Megan’s Making
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 ” x 9″ baking dish and set aside.
- Cream together peanut butter and butter.
- Add sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and beat until creamy.
- Add the egg and beat until fluffy.
- Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until just combined.
- Add in the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
- Spread batter evenly into the baking dish.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.