Won’t you be my neighbour?
You always hear about Toronto being this cold, unfriendly city, but I have never lived in a neighbourhood like the one I do now. When we first moved in, they had a welcome party for us! Everyone knows each other by name and says hello. And, today, I got to experience the generosity firsthand when my delightful neighbour from two doors down came over with a plate of homemade brownies. He said they were for baby and would go down with a nice glass of milk! How sweet is that?
He is a skinny guy and says he loves to bake. Now that the humidity has broke, he spent all day in the kitchen making these and a cheesecake, except he doesn’t eat them for health reasons so he gives them away to others. I told him he must be a popular guy. I would like him to be my new best friend, because OMG.
You are looking at the best brownie I have ever eaten
There were rich and gooey but not too dense. They had tender walnuts in them, and a fudge frosting. They were off the hook! They were far, far away from the hook. These brownies and “the hook” have nothing to do with each other now, because, like I said, OMG.
In fear for the size of my thighs and the sugar content of my baby’s blood stream, I brought them to my in-laws this afternoon where they were quickly gobbled up. I was told to demand the recipe from my neighbour and distribute it to an email list of my husband’s relatives. Yes. That good.
Before I dove into these brownies (I had two this afternoon and one after dinner), I had some leftover African Potato Peanut Stew for lunch along with some cherries for dessert.
For a snack before we headed out, I had 1/2 cup of 2% cottage cheese.
And while sitting outside and enjoying the weather this afternoon, I had the Chai Cola I picked up at Wegman’s yesterday. It was weird, but good! It was made with tea and chai spices, but was sweet, cold, and bubbly. It threw my taste buds off there at first, but I really enjoyed it. I only ever drink water or coffee (or Green Monsters!), so it was kind of fun to have a sweet, unhealthy drink. Something about sitting in the sun and drinking carbonation is an appealing activity.
For dinner, I had the usual assortment of salads. I tried to cut down on my usual portion size and I didn’t go back for seconds. I knew there were brownies for dessert, and I was bent on having one!
I love deviled eggs.
But now I am hungry again! Not enough protein at dinner. If only there was some Icelandic yogurt! 🙂
So I am going to eat some watermelon and watch my PVR-d episode of Big Brother! Perfect way to conclude a summer day, eh?