Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Psychedelic Power Hour

It's a grey grey world. So come groove and let go...

Today's Playlist:
Incense and Peppermint by Strawberry Alarm Clock
Drummer of Your Mind by United Travel Service
Sky Pilot by Eric Burdon and The Animals
Itchycoo Park by Small Faces
Time of the Season by The Zombies
Somewhere by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix
Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles
Still I'm Sad by The Yardbirds
Soul Kitchen by The Doors
White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
See Emily Play by Pink Floyd
Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann

During the show, I couldn't help but laugh - hippies are crazy. What a life - living to figure out what living is all about. It sounds exhausting. And getting high makes me paranoid, so no thanks.

But regardless, a girl needs her chocolate, and baked goods are usually the best vehicle of delivery. Here's my mother's prized brownie recipe:
2 (yes, 2!) sticks of butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
3/4 cup Hershey's coco
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup "spices" (not optional)

Stir together vanilla, sugar, and melted butter. Add eggs, one at a time, making sure that each eggs is blended in well before adding the next. Add coco, beat well (a whisk or hand blender works mom uses a wooden spoon). Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt - beat well until blended thoroughly (and get rid of those effing lumps). Stir in chips, nuts, and other "condiments." Pour into greased 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the edge of the pan. NUMMERS!

enjoy. love you all.