Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Horses and other things

Now that's the way to spend a sunny afternoon!:


I decided to try to get some action shots of the girls yesterday. Obviously I didn't bother to do any grooming... Trying to work the lunge whip AND the camera at the same time proved difficult. Every time I would pay attention to trying to take pictures the horses would stop and graze. They know when I'm not focused on them! So these aren't great, but oh well. (Pictures are not to scale, Gwen's bigger than Shylah in real life!)

Gwen:


Shylah:


I spent ALL day today working on the Buff Cornish, and I think I'm actually done, woo hoo! I need to not look at them for a while (overnight) and then see what I think in the morning. If they still look ok, then I'm done, but it's not unusual to need to make some adjustments.

I had the extreme urge to bake something tonight, so I made brownies. I didn't want to make the usual kind so I found some other ones in one of Mom's cook books, but I didn't have the right ingredients, so I made a bunch of changes (what? Follow a recipe? Ha haha... I very rarely do that...) They turned out pretty darn good! A nice change from the usual brownies, they have a very unique texture (spongy yet fudgy, you'd have to try them to understand that). So if you want to make them, here ya go, this is what I did:

BROWNIES

1 cup butter or margarine
1-3/4 cups brown sugar
5 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup cocoa
3 tablespoons canola (veg) oil
2 tablespoons chocolate cream liqueur
1 tablespoon Hershey's syrup
1 cup flour
pinch of salt

Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, beat thoroughly. Add cocoa, oil, liqueur, and chocolate syrup, beat til smooth. Add flour and salt, and mix until combined.

Pour into greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 27 minutes, or until top no longer looks "wet," toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, and edges are just starting to pull away from the pan. Serve warm! Yummy! :-)

2 comments:

Dan said...

Thats just what i need, a brownie recipe! Now i have a craving.. thanks.... ;-) your only bringing 4 Rosecombs up to Eureka? I set the cages up last night, and there were only 4 entered, figured they had to be yourins....

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Katherine said...

Hmm, no, I'm bringing 10, but I'll bet it was the male cages you noticed. I'm taking 4 males, and they are housed in the large fowl cages, so often quite separate from the females.

See you tomorrow!!!