One of my goals for the blog this year is to offer a bit more insight into my personal life and allow my readers to get to know me a bit more. So why not start today?
I live in the city nicknamed “Hot-lanta”, however yesterday Atlanta was not so hot. In fact it was quite cold and even experienced a snowstorm. After living in Oklahoma City and New York city I am familiar with snow. Unfortunately the city of Atlanta is not.
Yesterday as my co-workers and I watched the snow fall from our office window during the morning hours, I commented how this snowstorm was nothing compared to what I had experienced in NYC. A few hours later I noticed the snow flakes were getting a bit larger and some snow was actually starting to accumulate on the ground. I started to feel a bit concerned about my drive home at this point. All of my co-workers tried to warn me that the road conditions would be worse than I expected and I should prepare for the worst as I drive home.
Unfortunately a few hours later I found out my co-workers were correct. As I started driving home I realized the term “sand trucks” was a foreign concept to this city. I also recognized everyone in the city tried to head home at the exact same time I had. My commute took nearly three times what it typically takes and I encountered some extremely scary situations. Particularly at one point my car starting “fishtailing” and was perpendicular on a crowded six lane interstate (which included large semis). I am entirely thankful that I made it home safely. As I watch the local news channels I realize my commute home was rather short compared to others – there have been reports of people still driving today (the following day).
The benefit of the snowstorm was I still got home earlier than usual and was able to do some blog baking. So all in all I can thank the snowstorm for todays post, which is a perfect dessert to take to a Super Bowl party this weekend. Who doesn’t love peanut butter and brownies? This recipe will save you a few calories without compromising the flavor!
What are your worst snow experiences?
Your family’s dietitian,
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil (or butter)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, large
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- non stick cooking spray