Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

Greetings from soggy Kuwait. I was grateful for the nice drizzly rain the past couple of days, but last nite we had a storm. As a result, we had a few leaks through metal windowframes and a trickle in the kids room so had to rearrange their room since it was right above their bunk beds. Homes in Kuwait are always settling and cracking from the heat, so until it rains, you never know where you might have a leak. We've been home all day and I've been crocheting.

Yesterday I made my favorite brownie recipe. So easy and turns out perfect every time. Great with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

The knitted dishrag is from my cousin, Gwen. The bear salt and pepper shakers were a gift from my friend Mona who is now in Lebanon. And the plate with pink roses came as a set with the cake stand and cake server which was a gift from my friend, Sana, for my birthday in February. Here's the brownie recipe:
Deep Dish Brownies

3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsps vanilla extract
3 eggs
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch square pan. In a large bowl, blend melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually blend into the egg mixture. Spread the batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool and cut into squares.

Enjoy! Hope you are safe, warm and dry in your part of the world. Blessings, Tammy


Anonymous said...

First of all I just love your new blog look!!
My knowlwdge of Mid-East countries is so slight that when you spoke of the weather wear on homes I was surprised. I guess your temperatures vary so that it is hard on most everything!! I really think Kuwait is an amazing country.......
Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your birthday and Thanksgiving wishes. Hope the rain slows down and things get better. Blessings

Lisa Super said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! I can't wait to try your brownie recipe! Thanks for sharing and I love all the crocheted goodness!

Purvail said...

Good Morning.. No snow or rain here...a sunny day for us. I know a guy who does roofing--Ha

The brownies look yummy..Bill would want them for breakfast.
Love to all Aunt Elaine

Shabbychicdiva said...

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day!! Winona

Anonymous said...

Ooo, is that camel hair you're crocheting with? Is it super soft?
I love the pretty pink plate you were gifted. And thank you for the brownie recipe. Me like brownies ;p
You can tell your husband that Uggs were first worn by the surf crowd at the beach! Then, Uggs caught on with the rest of the world.
We're having our first rain storm of the season...wind blowing, heavy rain, black clouds mixed with sunshine. It's beautiful! Gonna go crochet ;)

Anonymous said...

p.s. those bears are just precious! ;)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I love your new look to your blog ~ very Christmas and lovely.
I love your crocheted work and the brownies look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Happy weekend and I hope that the rain is over.

Draffin Bears said...

ps. I meant to say Christmassy (did not read before I sent this.


Melissa said...

You are just a crocheting queen this week. Glad to see that you even have your sweet indulgences, but unlike me, you know when to stop:) The sun is shining today and am looking forward to get out of the house. Going to go see New Moon with my daughter. Happy a happy sunny day.

Melissa said...

Maybe I should make sure my eyes are open first before writing. Just saw all my little typos:D

♥Mimi♥ said...

I haven't done a Pink Saturday in about a month. Will be getting back to it in December. My month of thanksgiving has taken up a lot of time and thinking☺

Just stopping by with my Sunday wishes! I count meeting you in blogland as one of my newest and best blessings!


That must have been one of my first dish cloths. HMMMMMMMMMMM ............ brownies.............. drool.

Anonymous said...

Glad you were able to have a nice day after all the clean up from the rain. I don't miss those days of cleaning up after nature blows through Kuwait. Glad you were able to get some rain though... Your brownies look yummy. I've had enough sweets since Thursday to last a while. Amazingly enough, I had to throw out the last piece of pumpkin pie this morning as it was starting to go bad, and there is still apple pie left. That is a good thing that there are still desserts in the house.

Enjoy your last day of break!!!!!!!


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