My lawn guys cut my Internet connection in two places on Saturday. Yup. It's been that kind of weekend. Happily, they were able to splice it together so that it worked! The lesson there is not to believe it when someone says the Internet cable cannot be spliced. It can! However, then the guy at my Internet Service provider said I'd better wrap them with tape in case it rained. So I did. And it didn't work. I lost the signal!
Did I mention that I have edits due to a new editor on Monday?
So I unwrapped the one I suspected was the culprit and the signal came back. Yay! I plopped an old kitty litter box over it to keep the rain off, but I knew that if it rained hard the rain would run along the ground under the box and short out the cable.
So all weekend long, it's been that way. Terrible thing, good thing. Terrible thing, good thing. You know what I need? No, not booze. Chocolate!
But I looked in the pantry for unsweetened baking chocolate and, eeek! I'm out. I modified this recipe to use semi-sweet chocolate because, well, I was pretty desperate.
And now, back to those edits. Crossing my fingers I'll still have an Internet connection on Monday morning when you're reading this!
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Brownies
3 ounces (blocks/squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons boiling water
3/4 cup flour
Preheat oven and grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts. Stir after each burst, because they'll maintain their shape. Set aside.
Cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs. Beat in the baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Beat in the chocolate and the boiling water, and finally, the flour.
Bake 25-30 minutes.