To Bake or Not To Bake?

Somehow the evening got away from me.  After my marathon morning I got home from work and immediately took a shower to wash away the day.  On hot days, the commute just makes me feel grimy.  After washing up and coming out smelling like a rose, I headed to the kitchen to whip up a quick dinner.  Mexican was on my mind, so I made a burrito with veggie crumbles, zucchini, lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa & a little mexican blend cheese.  I had a some roasted broccoli on the side, to up the veggie factor. 

Before Wrapping Up

Water was also a must.  I’ve been feeling really dehydrated lately.  Drinking the water from my new butterfly etched glass made me happy.  It’s the little things, right? 😉  I’m pretty easy to please.

Love Butterflies

Overall, this meal was tasty, filling and quick to throw together!

Afterwards, there was only one question on my mind.  To bake or not to bake?  I hopped onto twitter and Lisa helped me figure out my answer.  To the store I went.  I needed a few things for tomorrow’s lunch, anyway.  While roaming the aisles I spotted a box of No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix.

I know these have been out for a while now, but I’ve never made them before and decided to give it a shot.  The side of the box gave you options, such as: making only an individual serving, making your brownies cake-like, baking a double batch and gave freezing suggestions.  I like my brownies cake-like, so I followed their suggestion to cut down on the yogurt and add one egg white. 

At first it seems like you need more liquid, but eventually you get a nice, smooth batter.  I spread it out on a sprayed brownie pan and baked for 30 minutes.  Eventually, the smell of brownies filled my apartment and I couldn’t wait for the timer to go off.  When it did, it took all it had in me to wait for them to cool a bit before cutting them.  I probably should have waited a little longer, but couldn’t hold off another second!

The box makes 12, nice sized servings.

Who Stole My Brownie?!

I Confess....It Was Me

I decided to have my brownie a la mode, with a lil whipped cream on top.  The brownie was moist and definitely cured my chocolate craving.  I loved having it still a little warm with the ice cream beginning to melt on top. 🙂

Perfection in a Bowl

Perfect ending to such a whirlwind of a day!

Now, I’m off to chill before bed.  Enjoy the rest of your evening.  The weekend is almost here!