Sunday, July 5, 2009

Off to Twin Lakes!

Doug and I spent all day getting ready for our annual trip to Twin Lakes in the Sierras. Friends of ours from Thousand Oaks rent a house every year and invite us to tag along for a few days. Our son, Matt, has been going on this annual fishing expedition for quite some time. We'll be visiting with Polly & John, their son, Jeff, as well as Matt. Maybe others! One never knows just who will show up at the cabin.

I'm expected to bring beef stroganoff for one of our dinners and Aunt Glo's Best Brownies. This is a recipe from the book Country Baking which is a rich, gooey brownie - yummy! I think Jeff's girlfriend, Rebecca, ate half the pan last year. The best thing about this recipe is that you just throw everything in one bowl and mix away - no sifting, no blending, no beating. Simple, simple, simple.

Aunt Glo's Best Brownies
1 c. margarine
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
2 t. vanilla
4 eggs
1 c. chocolate chips
powdered sugar, optional

Melt margarine in a large bowl in the microwave. Blend in all other ingredients. Bake at 350 in a greased and floured 13 x 9 pan for 25 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar while still warm if desired.

Later in the week, we'll be driving through Yosemite on our way to a B&B in Three Rivers. We'll stay three nights while we explore Kings Canyon and Sierra National Parks. We haven't been to either one in quite some time. This part of California is exquisitely beautiful and well worth a return visit.

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