The Real Story Behind a Valentine’s Feast: Part 1

This all starts at 6:50 AM as I’m taking my husband to his train. (His truck is parked elsewhere because of winter. That’s a whole other story)

Me: I don’t think we have time to pick up the truck on the way to your train.

Him: I think we do.

Me: Not if you have to park and walk to your train.

Him: Oh. You’re right. But how are you going to cook and pick me up at the same time?

Me: I’ll make it work. (I’m a mom. It’s what we do. Like when you have to pick 4 kids up from 4 different schools at the exact same time)

So now it’s 9:30 AM. One batch of heart shaped brownies just came out of the oven. I had to guess at the baking time. For some reason the box didn’t have a baking time for heart shaped molds. Go figure. And yup! I used a boxed mix instead of from scratch. 🤷‍♀️

Heart shaped brownies in red silicone pan

You’ll notice on the counter a package of bamboo skewers and some chopsticks. That’s what I found first when looking for toothpicks to test them. (No. I have no idea why I even took the chopsticks down. It’s early. I’m not a morning person)

Tip: when trying to get batter into cupcake molds etc, use a scoop.