Buckeye Brownies – deep, dark, chocolate fudgey brownies topped with a peanut butter cream and a layer of dark chocolate ganache. Perfect to cure the blues… the pre-deployment blues.
Just a few weeks until my husband goes away for work for a very long time. Oooohh man… and boy am I’m feeling the pre-deployment funk. It’s that depression, that *deep sigh*, that push-all-your-emotions-down-because-I-don’t-want-to-be-reminded-he’s-leaving funk I go into before my husband deploys that has my horomones going crazy.
Building memories. Preparing myself that they could be our last.
It’s not fun. It’s emotional… and I hate every minute of it.
So… I’m craving food. Baked food. Something, anything that will help me forget for just a few minutes what my future holds for me. Into the kitchen I went tonight… tissue in hand, tears down my cheek… ready to bake. I’ve said it before… and today, I say it again.
Baking. Is. My. Therapy.
Dark chocolate, fudgy, moist brownies topped with a peanut butter cream and dark chocolate ganache. Seriously, if this doesn’t make me feel better… at least for the 20 minutes it’ll take me to eat it. I’m not sure anything I bake ever will.
A big glass of milk is definitely needed with these buckeye brownies. And my fat pants.
And my soldier.