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Last Friday night was awesomesauce!  I went out with some of my doc student friends to celebrate the birth of one of our own, and we had a ball!  We must do that more often!

In honor of my friend, and what appears to be a central theme in my life at the moment, I’d like to share something with you all.  People come into our lives for a reason.  Whether that reason is good or bad, fruitful or not, we may not know.  But, we do owe it to ourselves to allow itself to be revealed to us.

I’m a firm believer in Ecclesiastes 3 (please look it up if you don’t already know it).  To everything, there is a season.  Right now, I believe that this is my season to learn and develop more as a person and in order to do that I would be remiss if I did not look to those around me.  Since I’ve been placed with this unique group of individuals, I might well make the most of it.  We all come from different backgrounds and walks of life, but like it or not, we’re together for a reason, and for a season.  But rather than peace out or try to go against this new process that I find myself in, I think I’m just gonna go with it.

So, I’m choosing take advantage of the season I’m in.  And while I’m at it, I minus well have a little fun too, right? 😉

And PS yall: Don’t forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!

Emergency Brownies

I made these last week and all the women who read this know exactly why they’re called ‘Emergency Brownies’

Ingredients 

  • 2/3 c oil
  • 2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/3 c flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c warm milk
  • 8 oz chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or combination of the two

Preheat oven to 350°F

In a large bowl, add the vanilla, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder.  Stir in the warm milk and part of the oil (about half) until combined.  You can add the chocolate here if you’d like or wait and add it last.

Add the sugar, remaining oil and eggs and combine.  Add the flour in parts until its thoroughly incorporated.  The batter will be a little dense, and this is ok.  You can add the chocolate here if you haven’t already.

Spread the mixture into a greased and floured baking pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the pan, for about 30 mins.

Allow them to cool before serving and enjoy!

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