Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday!
This week for Tea Time Tuesday we are talking all about “brownies”… The kind you eat and the folklore! Do your kiddos know what a brownie is? Mine didn’t, so we read a little about them here. Since a lot of our featured poems are fairly short, we are also reading a few selections from Emily Dickinson or Edgar Allan Poe each week. I think during our next library run I will pick up a few different poetry books to switch things up a bit.
Brownie by A. A. Milne
In a corner of the bedroom is a great big curtain,
Someone lives behind it, but I don’t know who;
I think it is a Brownie, but I’m not quite certain.
(Nanny isn’t certain, too.)
I looked behind the curtain, but he went so quickly –
Brownies never wait to say, “How do you do?”
They wriggle off at once because they’re all so tickly
(Nanny says they’re tickly too.)
The kids made my favorite brownies this week. I found this “Bombshell Brownies” recipe a few years ago, and it is the ONLY brownies I will make now.
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
You can find the recipe here on allrecipes. They are so easy to make and taste way better than a boxed mixed… And don’t forget about how amazzzzzing your house smells while they are baking (yum)!
As you can see we kept our table very simple this week (and I snuck in a few pictures of ALL of my kiddos-shh!). We like our brownies fresh out of the oven, so we served up in the kitchen to avoid making a big mess.