Friday, March 6, 2009

Foodie Friday: A Sweet Obsession

Another Foodie Friday Event. A day full of food, a few tablescapes thrown in and wonderful recipes. What more can a gal ask for? Hosted once again by our Esteemed Gollum. Be sure to scoot on over there for a full list of participants.

I'm so excited to be participating for the second time in Foodie Friday. The other night after a long day at work I craved something sweet. Sweet in my book means chocolate. So, I went directly to the pantry, did not pass go or collect $200.00, but gained entry anyway. :-) I threw the latch open and started searching for something, anything chocolate. And there on the shelf a Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix. Yummy... I got right to work. I poured the mix in the bowl, put the eggs, oil and water in... Started to stir...
And stir, and stir, and stir.. no girls that's not the camera on the blink. That's me stirring like a mad woman on a mission. Well.. after all I am on a mission.. I'm craving chocolate !! :-)) 50 stirs.. that's the instructions.. just a few more now..
A few more...

And voila' into the pan it goes.. then into the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.. Can I possibly wait that long?? waiting.. still waiting...


Wow.... that was the fastest 30 minutes ever!! :-)) Aren't they pretty???

I'm so glad Chef Bill has decided to join us.. Look girls he has a message for you ! He's such a sweetie. :-))Isn't he handsome? Look at the cute little smile.Well, shoot we have to wait just a bit longer.. a girl could have a melt down waiting for her chocolate fix around here.
They've cooled, (thank goodness) I've cut them into cute little squares. Miss Bunny says she would like to help serve .
Now, now Miss Bunny.. you must keep your sweet little paws off the yummy looking brownies.
That's a good bunny, pull your sweet little paws back away from the brownies. :-)
Topped off with juicy strawberries and a hot cup of coffee, what better way to enjoy a snack.For those of you that photograph food on a regular basis I applaud you. There is definetly an art to it.. I'm still struggling with that, so bare with them there girls.

Gollum thanks so much for hosting another wonderful Foodie Friday. Grab yourself a brownie and head straight over to Gollums, http://designsbygollum/ for a full list of participants. I'll see you there. hugs ~lynne~



51 comments:

Gollum said...

There's just something magical about chocolate brownies and plump strawberries on a Majolica plate.
I will be RIGHT OVER, Lynne, to help you eat those brownies!

Paula said...

The brownies look so yummy! Now I am craving some! And your food photographs look great.

bj said...

OMGosh...where's an extra chair..I see several ladies are already here, chowing down on those delicious looking brownies...oh,and may I have a spoon full of Splenda for my coffee since I really would like TWO brownies!!
If your photos were any better, i would have to go to the store for a brownie mix !! Yummy !!!!!

tardevil said...

The brownies look good, but the bunnies are my favorite!

carolinajewel said...

Those brownies look wonderful!!!! Those bunnies and your plates are so cute and springy!!! :D Jewel

Miss Janice said...

I think you did an awesome job photographing your food...it made me hungry and I love the settings!

santamaker said...

Gotta love a girl that makes brownies for dinner! You rock!
Those bunnies and plates are the cutest!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl hand me that cabbage plate..I'll eat the whole lot of them...and look at you with your cuteness with your bonnies out already..I have dust bunnies does that count as Easter decorating?? and girl I only wished I had done 100th post...thats was a gift away to 100 followers things..I still have 21 more to go for 100 post thingy..Love ya sis...Hope you are doing great...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Yummy! Lynne, these brownies look so delicious! And your little table setting is lovely. Aww, be sweet and give little bunny just one brownie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

You just can't go wrong with chocolate and they look so good on that pretty plate. Love Mr. Bunny!

I too have problems photographing food and just about everything else, especially using the flash options. Your pictures do not look bad at all.

Speaking of chocolate, if you haven't read my last post, hop on over!! You will then understand why I will not touch even one of those delectable brownies!

xoxo
Jane

Candy said...

Bunny brownies...wonderful!
Candy

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your brownies looked so good by themselves, then you added strawberries! I'll be over in a little bit to help you eat all of them. I hope you have enough strawberries left for both of us! ♥

Momovthree said...

I'm so jealous of your brownie making skills. For some reason, every time I make them, I mess something up. I either take them out too soon or overcook. Can never get them looking perfect like yours.
~Michelle

Kristens Creations said...

I really want to pick one of those brownies off that plate, but that rabbit is really guarding them! lol! I wish I had a package in my pantry....darn!!

Lady Katherine said...

Just love Miss Bunny holding the plate of yummy brownies! Chef Bill is too cute. You made great fun post! Sounds like you are feeling better, still keeping you and hubby in my prayers! I bet was fun to get a good laugh with your wet puppy. Poor puppy, what's snow! The snow pic. are beautiful! Only had a dust of snow here!

Cindy J. said...

Yummmm brownies are just part heaven that is all there is to it! Your setting is so pretty too Lynne, hope this finds you doing well. Love, Cindy

marty39 said...

Now brownies are just my all time favorite and then put them with strawberries and a good cup of coffee and that is call heaven on earth. Looks soooo good. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne, ;0
Strawberries and brownies! What a winner!

They were already on my list after visiting with Bo tonight. Now brownies are as well.

You did a great job photographing all of it.
Love Miss Bunny.
She has lovely manners.

I hope your hubby is still doing well.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
~Melissa :)

susan said...

The brownies look good, but the shih tzu stopped me dead in my tracks--My Jessie's eyes are JUST like this! Thought: how did she get up there? Please tell me about this!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They sure look good! I think I gain 10 lbs. every time I look at a Foodie Friday participant's blog.:-)
Glenda

Linda said...

You just can't beat a good brownies and BC knows how to make them! Linda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Chocolate and strawberries! I love that combination! Delish!

once in a blue moon... said...

i should be telling you how cute the plate and bunny are, but i get so easily distracted with chocolate in the room...

xinex said...

You're making me so hungry, Lynne. Your brownies look wonderful!...Christine

xinex said...

You're making me so hungry, Lynne. Your brownies look wonderful!...Christine

mbkatc230 said...

Yummy! I love brownies and I always have a box of that mix in my pantry for chocolate emergencies too! Yours look so pretty with the strawberries. I've never seen a guard bunny before, will he share? I think your photography looks great, and I love the majolica plate. Hugs, Kathy

Cynthia said...

Lynne,
I love the bunny plate filled with brownies and strawberries! I don't know how a gal is supposed to go on a diet looking at all this wonderful food! LOL, (maybe just looking is the key) Cindy

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

There's not much better than good ole brownies ~~ unless it's brownies served with strawberries! Yum!

You didn't show pictures of you licking the batter or scraping out the bowl, Lynn! ;)

Donna

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

My kind of cooking...your photos are great...and it is harder than it looks...Gollum makes it all look so easy...

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Mmmmmmm delicious!!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Sherry

Bo said...

Hi Lynne...you tell the bestest stories with your GREAT photos! I love the way you displayed your goodies too! Hip-hip-hooray for strawberries...and especially Brownies! ;-) Bo

Raggedy Girl said...

I just made chocolate chunk brownies with milk chocolate icing and then I had to send them all home with my kids as hubby and I had no will power and it was getting ugly in the kitchen. But they were wonderful while they were here and yours look so tasty too. Gotta love the bunny!

Have A Fun Filled Friday
from Roberta Anne

imjacobsmom said...

Cute display - we love our bunnies! You NEED the bunny plates from Homegoods or TJ's. Hurry they got a few more in stock! Yum! ~ Robyn

salmagundi said...

A brownie mix is always a good thing to have on the shelf - saved me many times. Sally

~CC Catherine said...

Lynne, I loved the brownie baking spree...and that bunny is adorable! You did fab! ;) ~CC Catherine

Mrs. G said...

Hi Lynne, nice to meet you. Your blog looks beautiful. I'll be back later to look around more. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hugs,
Sue

Barb said...

Lynn,
I'm trying to resist the brownies, but i do love your little table with the bunny. =0))

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Kristen said...

Adding the strawberries is a wonderful spring touch! The bunnies were just too adorable :)

imjacobsmom said...

Lynne, to see the bunny dishes just look at them on ebay - Bunny plate Bordallo will take you to them. They are so cute! ~ Robyn

Mama said...

Hi Lynne, Happy Foodie Friday, Your Brownies are making my mouth water, drooling..........over your dishes too, hugs, Kathy.

Chandy said...

Yummy brownies nonetheless!! What a great foodie choice for today! Thanks for sharing with us!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh how I love a good brownie! And with Strawberries- yummy!

ARe you still deep in snow?

blessings
mary

Fifi Flowers said...

Since I can't taste one of those delicious looking brownies... I'm running to the kitchen for a choclat truffle... sigh!

Susan said...

I hop there is a brownie left for me...they look yummy....

Susan

Chrissy said...

How weird is that, I made brownies today too, mine did not get a chance to be displayed as lovely as yours though, 2 teenagers and a couple of friends and they were gone!!! Just wanted to say hi, Meg leaves for Haiti on Sunday nite, so I am going to have a busy weekend...man am I going to miss her!! Talk soon, x0x0x0

ann said...

Yum,,,,,looks so good...Ann

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

The brownies look yummy. I like the addition of the strawberries. Love & blessings from NC!

Nancy Jane said...

The plates...the bunnies...the brownies!!! I'm having a very pleasant sensory overload swoon...what time is snack??? :)
Nancy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

There are times in life when nothing but chocolate will do! Love that cake platter and your bunny is so cute. laurie

lvroftiques said...

Well I think your photos are just FINE!! Cause I'm drooling all over the place and needing CHOCOLATE!! Are there any left? Would you please pass me one thru the screen? *winks* Vanna

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Came by for a visit and now you have me craving chocolate! Thinking about cha this weekend...hope the roller coaster is on the top of the hill and stays there a long, long time! Love ya,
Susan