Monday, June 30, 2008

Reese's Brownies and Barbecue Tofu

Didn't plan these but they were what ended up cooking in Nummy Kitchen today. The husband had been asking (begging, bugging, whichever) for something sweet...I got out my Betty Crocker Cooky Book, a favorite of mine, and found some brownies that sounded easy and yummy, and all of the ingredients were at my disposal, so why not? Also at my disposal was a package of "Mini Reese's Pieces for Baking" so I added those in. Now if these brownies were for *me* they would be coconut caramel cheesecake brownies with macadamia nuts, but picky husband does not like coconut, cheesecake, or macadamia nuts :( Yeah, I married boring food man. Oh-well.

My basic brownies with Mini Reese's were wonderful! I am always amazed when I try a recipe from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book, it is a reprinted version of the original from 1963 with all of the old illustrations and photos and nostalgic recipes with silly names such as "Teen-time chocolate nut bars," how cute is that? Anyway, what amazes me is that every recipe I've tried turns out perfectly tastey morsels that rival in taste anything prepared out of today's cookbooks. I guess I'm surprised that with all of our advances in, well, everything, recipes for yummy treats from forty something years ago still taste good, even great!

Dinner was not really planned, just something that sounded good for a nice summer evening. I had some Melissa's Organic Tofu Cutlets in the fridge and a new barbecue sauce, World Harbors Apple Maple, that I wanted to try, and also a half a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory Brown Sugar Barbecue that I wanted to use up...mmmm barbecue tofu! Husband grilled himself up some meat, I did the tofu in the oven on the broil setting, it was so simple to prepare I won't even bother telling you how to do it. I also made some super simple foil packet butter potatoes to grill. What a delicious dinner! As for the barbecue sauce taste off, Sweet Baby Ray's won by a landslide. Husband preferred it on his meat and I preferred it on the tofu. World Harbors Apple Maple was way too sweet and not spicey enough, and it sounded so good :(



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