Dark Chocolate Brownies

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Let’s talk about decisions for a second.

Decisions are hard. And life is always filled with them—the most difficult kinds. And the worst part is, avoiding them typically only makes things worse.

I have a thousand and one different things I should be doing right now, and one of them is studying (as per usual). The other is baking for a bake sale that I promised to help with. And another is preparing for an interview I have tonight. One that could potentially mean a lot of big changes in my forthcoming life. But the thing is, that’s barely scratching the surface of my to-do list. So what’s the decision? What do I deal with first?

I opted for baking first. Mostly because I think it uses my time best with my wacky schedule today, but also because baking is calming. And so what to bake?

That decision was easy.



Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

My family doesn’t have a whole lot of Christmas traditions. We’re always sure to do something special for dinner, we exchange gifts, and we take our annual photo in front of the tree, but there isn’t much beyond that. And it doesn’t bother me much at all, mostly because I like to have the opportunity to spend time with my family regardless, but boy do I wish we had some baking traditions. Maybe someday we’ll be able to establish one.

I think it’s quite clear that I’d use any excuse to bake more, though, so maybe this all doesn’t come as much of a surprise.