Friday, June 5, 2009
I'm a Crochet Instructor!
Well, it's official! I'm a Crochet Instructor at Valdosta Technical College. I applied to teach knitting or crocheting for their Adult Education program some time ago and I finally got selected to teach for the summer and fall semesters this year. It's great to see my name in print! I am so excited and have been looking forward to this for a very long time. To be able to teach a subject you love and get paid for it is a dream come true! And to celebrate, let's whip up some brownies made with honey: Honey Bee Brownies 10 oz. unsweetened chocolate 6 eggs 3 cups (2 lbs., 4 oz.) honey 1/4 cup vanilla extract 3 cups (14 oz.) biscuit mix 2-3/4 cups (12 oz.) pecans, chopped Melt chocolate; cool slightly. Beat eggs; beat in chocolate, honey and vanilla. Thoroughly beat in biscuit mix. Stir in pecans. Pour into greased 12"x20"x2" baking pan; bake at 350°F until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Spread with Chocolate Frosting, if desired; let set up. Cut into 48 (2"x2-1/2") pieces. Honey Chocolate Frosting 1/2 cup boiling water 1-1/2 lbs. powdered sugar 5 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted 1/4 cup (3 oz.) honey 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract Gradually beat boiling water into powdered sugar. Beat in melted chocolate, honey and vanilla. Thin frosting with 1-2 Tablespoons of boiling water, if necessary. ALTERNATIVE: Instead of the frosting, top your brownie with a generous scoop of Haagen-Dazs ice cream since Haagen-Dazs loves honey bees. ENJOY, AND REMEMBER TO THANK YOUR HONEY BEES!