The Armchair Critic

(Pretending to know everything)


Sharing the Goodies

Posted by Lee i.

It's been a while since I posted in this blog. Got side-tracked by a new-found love - scrapbooking. You can read about it at my scrap blog

But that doesn't mean I've forgotten all about food. I mean, I still have to eat, right? And I do still take food photos. Except that sometimes the uploading gets to me. I am not the most patient person I know.

But anyway, I want to share with you a story. My kids had their Literacy Week last February 12 - 17. And I volunteered to help out with some activities. I think it's important for children to see their parents so involved in their school. Since I have three kids in the school, I prepared different activities for their classes.

For my gradeschool kids, I had a workshop on making an accordion mini-album. And for my pre-schooler, I assisted in their baking activity.

Well, we didn't exactly bake because the school had no facilities for that. So what I did was make brownies at home to bring the school. The plan was for the kids to make cookie cutter shapes and decorate them to give as a gift to their parents for Valentine's Day.

I baked two pans of my moist chewy brownies (crispy on the outside, soft and chewy in the inside). I distracted my kids with a movie video. Normally, I would have let them run free in the kitchen but I wanted to finish early because I had a dinner date with friends.

So here is the basic product.

Unfortunately, I do not have photos of the kids doing their thing because I was busy helping them use my cookie cutters.

But look at what they and their teachers did to wrap things up.

Isn't that beautiful? Any parent woud be proud to receive that. Not to mention, delicioso too.


When I bake, I really bake up a storm. I always feel I should make the most of the oven's heat and the cleaning up afterwards. It's not logical I know. But my stomach is not complaining...

I also baked Chocolate Chocolate Cookies. I got the recipe from the I used Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips as the kids love it. My DH was a bit disappointed because he likes the cookies with Hershey's Mint Chips. Unfortunately, it wasn't available in the grocery.