A few weeks ago my family unexpectedly lost my uncle. Tim and I scrambled to get in the car and make a whirlwind trip down to my hometown in Alabama for time with my family and the memorial service. It was an exhausting trip, physically and emotionally, but we got through it.
We left right after Tim got out of work on a Monday. A few hours before that time, the mail came to our house, and we had received a package of brownies from Ruth’s Brownie Kitchen. It was seriously one of the only things that brought a smile to my face that day, and I was so grateful for the timing of the package. We were able to bring them with us and snack on them in the car, as well as share them with our family. Chocolate is definitely a comfort food, and I’m so glad I had these on hand at a time when my family really needed comforting. No, I’m not saying that the brownies made everyone magically feel all better, but they were a very pleasant distraction in the midst of a difficult time.
I actually tore into the package as we were pulling out of our driveway, and was shocked when I saw the size of these brownies. They are HUGE! And they weigh a ton! They are super dense like a brick, but thankfully, they are moist and chewy, not hard! 🙂 I took a picture with my iPhone so that you could see just how out of control Ruth’s Brownies really are.
Ruth’s Brownies come in a half dozen or a dozen. Before you start to think that is probably isn’t worth it to just order a half dozen, let me tell you this: I love me some desserts, and I’m not afraid to eat more than my fair share of anything sweet, but there’s no way I could eat more than half of one Ruth’s brownie in one sitting. In fact, Tim and I shared the first brownie, and we only got through half of it before we had to put it away for a while. They are decadent, and should be consumed with caution! If I were serving these to guests, I really and truly would cut them into fourths. Someone could always come back for more, after all, and most people would be full and VERY happy after eating just a portion of one brownie!
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Win it!: Ruth’s Brownie Kitchen wants to give one very lucky Stuff Parents Need reader a $25.00 gift certificate to their store! Wow! The contest will run until November 22nd at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me about your very favorite Thanksgiving dessert! If you have a recipe for it, pass it along so that others can try it out this Thanksgiving!
My favorite recipe is a black cherry jello salad. It comes from my BFFs mom, and it is basically black cherry jello in a mold, along with chunks of cream cheese, walnuts and black cherry halves. Sounds weird, I know, but I live for that stuff!
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