Sometimes it’s just not your week.
Last night, as I tried to cheer myself up, I decided to do a little baking. I hadn’t baked in quite some time and since baking almost always makes me feel better, it seemed like the right thing to do.
After hunting around on some of my favorite blogs for recipes, I decided peanut butter pretzel brownies sounded pretty darn good.
I followed all of the instructions exactly, and they looked so pretty!
As sometimes happens with brownies, it wasn’t all that easy to get them out of the pan, so they didn’t look quite as pretty as I’d hoped.
Rather than actually being in a layer on the bottom, the pretzels kind of got soaked up into the brownies. Hmmmm . . .
And the peanut butter layer, while it looked delicious . . .
was a little much.
Make no mistake, these little flaws didn’t keep me from stress-eating my fair share, but I did scrape off most of the peanut butter in favor of the brownies. And rather than being that right balance of salty-sweet, the pretzels made the whole thing overly rich since they were soaked in butter.
Well, bummer. Maybe on rotten days I should stick to tried and true favorites?
Anyway, today is a new day! I’m working in the office here in town rather than at home, so maybe a little human contact will pull me out of my funk. I have plans later for dinner with a friend, too, so if nothing else, I have something to look forward to!
Since I’m bumming out, I’d love to hear . . .
What’s going well for you this week???