This was first posted as a reminder to write about the reward system I rigged up for myself when my little one were, well, little. I was soooo tired and really needed energy and an nice – but misguided in her thinking that I had any self-control- friend gave me a delicious and easy brownie recipe and also instructions to freeze them but first cut them into small squares – I think this was portion control on her part but it just made it really easy for me to have – oh, I don’t know, 40 or 50 a day? It went something like this: “Did you (Capability Mom) just straighten that dish towel? Good for you…have a brownie” or “Look at you (again, me) , walking by the freezer…time for a brownie reward”. When the children asked what I was eating, I said “Prunes”. Now they ask to smell my breath…for chocolate.
2 sticks butter
1 12-oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 300°. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Melt butter and chocolate chips together in the microwave and add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes. Cut when still hot into small squares, but then let them cool for a few minutes before taking them out of the pan. Then you freeze some of them. You will probably eat a few of them still warm, not that I would…
From Verbatim blog