Sunday, October 09, 2011

Chocolate Overload/ Oreo Brownie Bombs

WOW! We are still deciding what our family name for these Oreo Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes will be (BTW for AMAZING photos of this visit the Picky Palate link)...... Jared announced the high school young men had decided as they were responsible to bring desert to the Youth Agape Fest they would all bring a "package of Oreos." In an inspired moment of  divine destiny, Kathy, posted several "Stuffed Oreo" recipes on Facebook.... Here is my attempt at healthy. ::snort:: 

24 Oreo Cookies (Newman O)
Peanut Butter (Natural, Organic)
Brownie Mix Assembled - 8x8 size - This brownie recipe minus the peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350*

Spread peanut butter on an Oreo (recipe said a tsp)

Top with a second Oreo, spread with more peanut butter - place in muffin cup

In an emergency you COULD skip the rest and just eat these. 

Make up brownie recipe or mix. Spoon "2 Tbsp" of mix over top of Oreos

Bake 16 - 20 min 

Wa La! 

Of course the moment of truth is to see how they will CUT and how they taste..... We divided one into fourths. I ate 1/4 and that was ALL I needed to be satisfied - don't know that I could eat a whole one. Arielle said these will be a hit at the Youth Agape Feast. 

Unbelievably good...crunchy, cakey, smooth, sweet...chocolaty....Much better than the deep fried Oreos from the Tako Beef and Garlic Festival. 

*The above name is subject to change. The men around here haven't tasted these yet. Arielle and I think the above are fairly descriptive. 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

A National Treasure!

Susane give PWOC board members these darling dolls for a gift before she LEFT US.  They are each different and show various people playing or working.  This is the one I got. 

As Susane explained....these are Washi Dolls. There is ONE lady left in Japan who makes this particular kind. She has been classified as a National Treasure.  She lives north of us. She is over 73 years old and has already survived a major health crisis (can't remember if it was heart or cancer or what)....anyway this is my treasure, made by one of Japan's national treasures, given to me by a friend, leader who I treasure.  You can read more about Eiko Ohyama here. 

Guess who Stacia and I met yesterday? 

We bought a signed book of her work...and , of course a doll (or so).

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...