Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Evening Treat...

Good Evening ..

Welcome to the Blessed Hearth tonight..

Another weekend has rolled around.. Here in Eastern Canada we are having mild temps.. 
Not much green grass yet, though.. 
We did have a fire on this morning but we let it go out.. 

I thought I would share a recipe with you that is nice to have on hand... 

Since it is Friday night and we are not going out I thought I would make us a treat.. 

It is a Brownie Mix... 

I have had this for awhile written in one of my idea books.. 
I know I found it on the web but probably at least a year ago.. 
Before Pinterest.. smile.. 

You mix it all up and then make a pan when you want one.. 

4 c. flour
6 c. sugar
3 c. cocoa (Some recipes say 2 1/2 c.)
4 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. salt
2 c. shortening

I put this all in my kitchen aid..

Mix up really well.. 
Then store in a sealed type container.. 
I use a vintage flour canister..

As you can see it is almost full.. 

When you want to make up a pan.. 
2 c. mix
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla 
1/2 cup of nuts or chocolate chips..
Combine and put in a greased 8 inch pan.. 
Bake in 350 degrees F. 
20 minutes.. 

These are yummy.. 
Sometimes I spread chocolate icing on them or 
serve them with a scoop of ice cream and a bit of Hersey's chocolate sauce...

What are you all doing this lovely evening?
Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comments...

God bless..

Here is a little poem by one of my favorite poets.. 

Grace At Evening

For all the beauties of the day,
The innocence of childhood’s play,
For health and strength and laughter sweet,
Dear Lord, our thanks we now repeat.

For this our daily gift of food
We offer now our gratitude,
For all the blessings we have known
Our debt of gratefulness we own.

Here at the table now we pray,
Keep us together down the way;
May this, our family circle, be
Held fast by love and unity.

Grant, when the shades of night shall fall,
Sweet be the dreams of one and all;
And when another day shall break
Unto Thy service may we wake. 
Edgar Albert Guest


  1. Wow! Fresh brownies whenever.....hmmmm.....that dessert looks great! Have a beautiful weekend. xo

  2. Hello, That's all I can say is YUMMY...Have a great weekend. Hugs and Blessings, Anna

  3. Looks and sounds YUMMY ! A definate try thanks for sharing ! What am I doing this evening ? well its about 9:30 pm and I am reading your blog of course, always look to see if you have posted . The weather this weekend is to be raining and warm April showers bring May flowers ! Have a wonderful evening !

  4. Yum! I could go for a big bite of that treat right now! We have been giving excercize to our daughter's family's little dogs while the family is away. We have been babysitting......going to miss them when they go home tomorrow. But happy everyone will be back from Florida. It is suppose to rain tomorrow. Good, we will get some "inside" things done. Hope you and Terry have an enjoyable weekend.


  5. Hi, Faye:
    Marvelous idea about the brownie mix. The Mister and I are both working on new projects tonight. We are in the "sketching" phase, just had vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce and a nice fresh cup of coffee. It is a tiny bit chilly tonight. We will be seeing temps in the 80's for the next few days. Some pruning of our shrubs, a batch of dog "muffins" for my grand dogs and a visit to my daughter and son-in-law's home this weekend, stitching for me and a cabinet job for hubba.

  6. Hi Faye,

    I love your new banner picture. :)

    And I love those brownies YUMMMMMMM

    I have to wait two more weeks before I can have chocolate again.

    I will save this page for the recipe and the poem which is beautiful. :)

    Have a great weekend. Take care, Janet W

  7. I am definitely going to make this . would be a nice treat for the kids, phone and of course for me too lol! Thanks for the idea Faye Love Ya, Char

  8. I think that would be dangerous for me to have in my house... I would eat the whole batch up in a matter of days! Maybe I should just come for a visit when when you make it ...did I ever tell you how much I love icecream?! LOL
    PS- What precious kids I have, they just delivered my b'fast in bed, except I'm now on the computer...

  9. Those browniew look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Well after drooling over that picture, and deciding won't make that recipe because I would make it often! Last night on my Friday night my husband and I went to see "October's Baby". A gripping movie for all those who adopted, been adopted, had an abortion, or planning on having an abortion. A movie about love and forgiveness. I have am thankful I saw it!

  11. so much better than buying expensive brownie mix! Anything homemade always tastes so good! Have a wonderful weekend Faye. Hugs!!!

  12. That looks like a very tasty treat.
    Of course, this is coming from a woman with the middle name 'Chocolate'! LOL

    I've made some brownie mixes before, but not this recipe.
    I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!!

    Wonderful poem too.

    Have a great and hopefully sunny weekend :)

  13. What a great idea, to have a homemade mix all ready to go! Thanks for the recipe!
    Hugs, Cindy

  14. Can this only be eaten as a Friday night treat??? It looks delicious and is a new recipe to me. Thanks! Hugs, Pam

  15. home cookin' is always a treat! what a clever idea to store it dry! thanks for sharing! i love your spring flower banner! and your poem is lovely...i'm going to print it and keep it out so i can read it often!! have a Blessed weekend!