If I had time to fix my laptop issues, I could post some really cute pictures of my kids from their joint birthday party last weekend. Pictures that would not only highlight their inherent adorableness but the striking difference in their appearance. It’s as if our gene pool was split in half. Will looks just like his dad and Colin is a little me with his light eyes, fair skin and light hair. In our house, he is ofter referred to as “blondie.”
So, how appropos that we made these blondies the week of his sixth (6th????) birthday. We did the obligatory chocolate cake for his birthday party (well, we did two cuz it was a joint party. When your birthday falls on December 26th, as Will’s does, you are allowed to celebrate in the summer with friends). For Colin’s actual birthday yesterday, I made the blondies.
Oh, what i do for love. If they had been for me, I would have stocked them full of dark chocolate and dried cranberries. Maybe a hint of orange somewhere. BUT. They were for my now six (6???) year old son. I used milk chocolate disks and M&Ms. Thumbs up from the under 10 set.
You can see they cracked like my 8 yr old with a secret. Also, I can’t believe I am writing this, but they were a little too sweet for me. Maybe it has something to do with my add-ins but next time I would reduce the sugar even sans M&Ms.
**we are going on vacation next month which will probably force me to fix this camera photo loading issue.
Next week: not sure yet.
Thanks to Nicole at cookies on Friday for picking a perfectly timed recipe.