Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lots of minesweeper and pinterest

And you know what else I've been doing? Well, video games, old school. I play an alarmingly lot of "minesweeper". It's a thoroughly frustrating game. I have to turn the sound off, because when the bombs blow up and they usually do (I'm up to a 2% success rate) it hurts my self esteem.  So why do I wile away my extra minutes playing "minesweeper"? Elementary, my dear Watson. It's because it's free, it came with my computer, it's mindless (thus the 2 % rate), no one actually gets hurt when the bombs go off and numbers are not emotions. A number is always a number and it can not lie to you. Now the written word is a whole other subject, that whole "i" after "e" except after "c" and in "neighbor" and "weigh". That's when the letters start to lie, or is it lay? In any case, I also stalk a number of my friends and a fair number of total strangers on pinterest.
I never did figure out the whole "facebook" thing.  I'm just not the interesting or clever. Trust me, there is very little I need to share on social media. But, I'm starting to develop a very bad pinterest habit. Look what I did today...

 Just be fore warned, this is not for the dieter or the faint of heart. I used an entire pound of butter, that's right all 4 sticks just for the brownie batter.
I was reminded of a valuable lesson, just because you read it on the "web" doesn't make it so. Just like all your favorite television shows.... they have producers, they set the stage, they are fiction. So even though the recipe said to bake for 15 lied. It was more like 28, otherwise we would have had "chocolate soup".
Once it's baked, you frost it. I used doterra peppermint oil to flavor. Then you put it in the fridge, like who has room in their fridge for a full sheet cake, but then I like challenges, remember all those attempts at "minesweeper"? Once it is sufficiently chilled, you melt chocolate chips.
This is a tricky process that requires that the butter frosting layer be HARD, otherwise you create swirl patterns. And then you chill again.
And then you serve. Okay, my offering may not look as good as the picture on pinterest... but I can pop mine in my mouth.
Here's a teaser of what else I'm creating with my pinterest boards. (You know they only count if you actually do the things you pin, right? Otherwise it's just cyber-hoarding)
Take a guess, as to what I'm up to if you dare?

1 comment:

Georgia said...

Those Pinterest Brownies are to DIE FOR!!! I ate one after you left the plate in my hands. I almost sat down at my table, skipped the RS Broadcast, and ate the others all by myself. Okay, I said 'almost'. I didn't actually do it, but I sure wanted to!

Beautiful and decadent, just like you, Lisa! Thank you for sharing the deliciousness!