Sunday, April 01, 2007

This Is What Happens When I Get Bored

Last week I took a day off from work in the middle of the week because I had to stay at home and wait for a package from UPS. I had just ordered a new digital camera from Amazon but didn't realize they'd be sending it via UPS instead of the Postal Service (which I could have gone to the post office to pick up the package -- people in New York without a doorman knows my dilemma of getting packages sent to an apartment). So basically I had an unplanned day off but couldn't leave my apartment because I didn't want to miss getting my package. (And UPS does not tell you when they'll deliver, other than it'll be between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Great, thanks.)

So what did I do? I baked. I know, you're shocked because I always talk about how I don't bake because I don't usually like to eat all the sugar and fat in baked goods. But I was bored and brownies are one of those things that are easy to make because I typically have the main ingredients in my kitchen (flour, sugar, eggs, chocolate). I also recently saw a photo in Food and Wine Magazine that was sooo cool of these mascapone-swirled brownies. But instead of making that recipe, I thought it might be cool to use peanut butter instead. I loved Reese Peanut Butter Cups growing up, but I don't eat them any more. But I always like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. So that's what I made, peanut butter brownies. Below is a photo of how they turned out and the recipe. They were pretty good, and I gave two pieces to the UPS man when he finally arrived at the end of the day with my new digital camera!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

what kind of camera did u get?

Chef Ben said...

I got the Canon EOS digital camera. It's my first SLR digital and I'm loving the lightweight and compact feel. But best of all, I have a few Canon lenses from my old regular SLR and this new Canon digital is able to use all of them with no problem. And it's 10.1 megapixels baby! (I know, size shouldn't matter, but it does! Ha!) You'll notice me using the camera in some of my photos I'm now posting that are more close-up because I'm using my old macro lens on the new digital camera. I still use my handy compact Canon digital for restaurant reviews because it's more discreet.