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Old 12-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Heart It gave me the warm fuzzies inside, but . . .

. . . what have I started?

This week I was asked to make 10 (yes, 10!) batches of butterscotch brownies for my daughter's school's fundraiser. I had to bake them all in one night; and, needless to say, I was exhausted when I was finished. When I tied up the packages (Did I forget to mention that I had to package them too?), I decided that the raffia needed a little something in the center of the bow. So I hot-glued a little white button to each one. I didn't think many people would notice, but I thought it was just the right touch.

Today, when I went to pick her up at school, one of the moms who helped sort and distribute the orders this morning told me that everyone "went crazy" over those little buttons - and the brownies! She said that the consensus was, "We have to do this again next year!" Which translates into, " Jeanette has to do this again next year!" What have I done? Oh, well. It's for a good cause.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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I think it would be great f you would share that Butterscotch Brownie recipe... yum!
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Recipe?? Did someone mention a recipe for Butterscotch Brownies??? YES PLEASE!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Good job Jeanette! You must be so proud of yourself! It feels so good when you work hard on something and everybody appreciates it!
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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Next year when you 'volunteer', get others to help! After all, it is for a good cause you said so others should 'pitch in'. At least help you pack the brownies or some other task in the process that wouldn't make it more work for you. I know, sometimes when others help, it makes more work for you but you have a year to make an organizational plan.

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Next year when you 'volunteer', get others to help! After all, it is for a good cause you said so others should 'pitch in'. At least help you pack the brownies or some other task in the process that wouldn't make it more work for you. I know, sometimes when others help, it makes more work for you but you have a year to make an organizational plan.

Others were supposed to help, but they backed out at the last minute. You're right, though. Next year I'll get my kids to help.

BTW, I've attached the recipe. One correction:
The recipe mentions "milk" and "powdered milk." I used a splash of regular milk, and they came out great. I did have to bake them a little longer, though. Oh, and I used light brown sugar. Enjoy!
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Boy, that would frost my cookies if people were suppose to help and backed out at the last minute. I have a rule for baking - especially when asked to volunteer baked goods - I only make two batches.
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Hi there! Hope you are well. I just looked up your recipe and it sounds yummy. I have never used wheatgerm in my baking. Very cool. Sounds like they were a hit and I know your packaging must have rocked. I will give them a try after the holiday. Hope your holiday is a great one!
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Hi there! Hope you are well. I just looked up your recipe and it sounds yummy. I have never used wheatgerm in my baking. Very cool. Sounds like they were a hit and I know your packaging must have rocked. I will give them a try after the holiday. Hope your holiday is a great one!
Thanks, Winnie! Have a wonderful holiday!
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I think these would freeze nicely. Even if you started a week ahead, that would be better than one whole night of exhaustion. I have been stuck in that position so many times, help that fell through. Good job, glad others noticed your efforts.
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I feel your pain. Several years ago, i became very ill in the hospital when pregnant with my son just before Christmas. My husband had to do EVERYTHING that year (we had a small daughter too), including the baking. From that time on, he became the official pecan tart baker in the household.

He just recently retired, and started the pecan tarts. He baked 6 dozen. Then his mother asked for some, so he baked another 2. Then, my son unexpected announced a pot luck lunch - so he baked another 4 dozen. Several unexpected engagements led to more and more batches. In all, he baked thirty, yes THIRTY dozen tarts. My very grateful hat is off to him - the tarts, while extremely delicious and somewhat addictive, are very time consuming and since I still work full time would never have been able to do it.
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I feel your pain. Several years ago, i became very ill in the hospital when pregnant with my son just before Christmas. My husband had to do EVERYTHING that year (we had a small daughter too), including the baking. From that time on, he became the official pecan tart baker in the household.

He just recently retired, and started the pecan tarts. He baked 6 dozen. Then his mother asked for some, so he baked another 2. Then, my son unexpected announced a pot luck lunch - so he baked another 4 dozen. Several unexpected engagements led to more and more batches. In all, he baked thirty, yes THIRTY dozen tarts. My very grateful hat is off to him - the tarts, while extremely delicious and somewhat addictive, are very time consuming and since I still work full time would never have been able to do it.
Wow! And I thought I had a lot to bake.
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Thanks for sharing your recipe.. I can't wait to try it!
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Bake ahead and freeze.
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