First, I want to share this gorgeous flower arrangement from this past Sunday at our church. That's a real pumpkin! I'm amazed at the beautiful arrangements our flower guild teams do. After seeing this photo on Facebook, Ruthy has put me on a research project to find out whether they treated the pumpkin to preserve it and to find out how long the arrangement will last. :)
Also wanted to share this hilarious photos of our grand-dogs while on their fall break in the mountains. Well, it was my son and daughter-in-law's fall break. But also the dogs' break as well, I guess. :)
And finally, a little bit of cooking. My daughter and middle son were home early this week for fall break. I was thrilled they had the same two days off and talked them both into coming home. And of course, my daughter wanted to bake brownies while here. It's our go-to dessert.
She decided to try something new. She replaced the water in the recipe with coffee.
Well, I have to admit you couldn't tell the difference. I told her next time we'll use our espresso powder. Or else we'll make very strong espresso by dissolving it in the water. And I might even sprinkle some of the powder on top of the brownies before baking. I actually sprinkle the espresso granules on my ice cream sometimes, so I think that will work well with brownies.
So technically, this recipe was a fail, since we wanted coffee-infused brownies. However, it definitely didn't truly fail, because we ate through the pan faster than you can blink!! :)