So last night I promised Pookie and Boomer that I would make cornbread to go with leftover chili for dinner. I’d done it before where I added some corn that I’d frozen over the summer and it was scrumptious. This time, though, not so much. I guess I ended up adding too much liquid, and my aromatic, lovely-looking cornbread was revealed to be, after cutting into it, a gooey mess. Pookie and Boomer tried to put on good faces about it, but the disappointment was palpable (Pookie: “No, it’s okay. I had just been looking forward to cornbread all day… but it’s okay.”). To make up for it, I made brownies during the Devils/Senators game. I spent the first intermission measuring everything out and melting the chocolates and butter in my new double boiler (yes, it’s just a silicone bombe mold, but Baker’s Catalog sold it as a double-boiler insert, and it’s awesome).
Then I spent the second intermission whipping everything together and slapping the pan into the oven. So while the cornbread was a soul-crushing failure, it all worked out in the end, because we had delicious brownies to enjoy during Project Runway after the game!