You can blame Pinterest, of course.
I mean, just look at this delectable bit of food porn. These Fudgy Avocado Brownies had to be made. By me. Immediately.
We were driving home from swim class when I announced my plan.
"No," says the boy. Just no, nothing else. No, putting avocados in brownies would not be an acceptable plan.
"Well, yes. I will be making them. You can help if you like. I think you'll like them."
"No," he repeated. "I want to make cookies that I can use cookie cutters on and then decorate." He's big into cookie cutters, like a typical child, I think.
"They have green icing on them. Like slime! How fun is that?" I'm really working hard at selling these things now. Yes, here I am, trying to convince my kids to eat brownies. The irony doesn't hit me until much later. "We could call them Slimy Brownies."
He thinks for a moment. "Yes! I want to make slimy brownies."
Yessssss. I win.
But then the little brother pipes up. "No! Let's call them SNAKE brownies!"
"No, Slimy Brownies!"
"No, Snake Brownies!"
"Mommy said Slimy Brownies!"
I think fast, then interrupt their back-and-forth. "We could call them Slimy Snake Brownies. Would that work?"
A chorus: "Yes!!"
Whew. Another sibling crisis averted. Peace reigns again. Well, for the next few minutes, anyway.
We did indeed make the Slimy Snake Brownies. The icing was indeed slime-green in colour. The brownies were indeed as delicious as they look. Let's call this one a Pinterest win.
What's cooking in your kitchen today?