Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brownie Tuesdays and Fabric

I'm guessing that we are just beginning to feel the effects of the heat wave that has gripped the middle of the country for a while now. I've mentioned before that Tuesday night around here is Brownie Tuesday night, and heat or no, my hungry hordes expect Brownie Tuesdays.

Last night's batch of brownies had sprinkles on top, inspired by the Blond Duck. I used my usual recipe, found here. But baking sprinkles into the top of box mix brownies
is also awesome.

I used instant chocolate pudding. I didn't feel like fussing with melting chocolate and all the rest of it, and the boys wanted chocolate pudding on their Brownie Tuesdays. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, it was a fun dessert.

Yesterday, the postman brought me something I didn't need: more fabric. But I found sweater fabric on sale, and remembered that back in the late 80s, I wore sweater outfits in the winter time. I thought I'd try my hand at a couple, since the fabric was on sale for $4 per yard. If I waste $24 (2 pieces of fabric), well, it kept me amused for a while. The top color is a very pale yellow, and the bottom one is maroon and pink.

I also got a blue embroidered gauze, pink embroidered, and plum knit.

So, here's the plan:

Blue gauze - a line summer dress (1 yard)
Pink - summer dress (1.5 yard)
Green linen - skirts for me and lawyer daughter (2.5 yards)
White linen - skirts for me and lawyer daughter (2.5 yards)
turquoise cotton - summer dress and...? (3 yards)
Yellow windowpane fabric - Long sleeved spring dress and maybe a line summer dress (4 yards)

There's also sewing to be done for a stuffed mouse's birthday, but that's a story for Friday or Saturday. I have to keep you wondering, don't I?


Unknown said...

The Blonde Duck's sprinkles post totally made me crave them as well. I need to find something to sprinkle soon!

SissySees said...

Stuffed mouse birthday?

And I think those are sprinkles I could eat. I don't care for them as a rule, but if they're just more texture and sweetness...

Two French Bulldogs said...

oh my goodness that looks good
Benny & Lily

Pam said...

The brownies look really, really tasty

Linda said...

Your a better woman than I was too hot to bake brownies I just thought about it and didn't.

Diane said...

Each time I see you have more material I wish that my room was ready so I can get my sewing machine out. Too much problem getting it out each day and putting it back again up wobbly steps!!

Kapitein Haakje said...

wooooooooow that looks good ^^

El'bow & Hauwii

Claire S. said...

Ha - in this heat the only appliances that get turned on are the small ones - kettle, rice cooker & microwave - baking waits for cooler days and hubby cooks on the BBQ. And yes, we have AC but I'm still not turning on that oven !LOL

That's a very promising pile of pretty fabric you've got there.

Sue said...

OK, what's this about a stuffed mouse's birthday?

The brownies look yummy. Maybe I'll make some this afternoon, though I hate to use the oven on such a hot day.

I used to wear a lot of sweater dresses in the 80s, too. They were so comfy.

grace said...

chocolate and sprinkles--always a winning combination! :)