Consequently I know that Marian is with us right now. She is the whisper of love when Kenny Lysdahl grows discouraged. She is the scent of perfume in the air that reminds us that she is here. She is the lesson well remembered by her children. She is the sum of memories that are shared with her grand children. Although on a day to day basis we might not be aware of her...she is with us. This afternoon as I finally made for the first time her recipe from brownies...I truly know she was in my home, sipping a glass of white wine, encouraging me as I set out to do the recipe, laughing when the brownies came out of the oven perfect. So here is her brownie recipe in her very own words via an email from August 15, 2003:
Sorry this is late. Here are a couple of things which you asked for:
File all recipes in photo albums. The plastic sleeves protect the recipe cards from splatters while working in the kitchen.
Keep a plastic container in the laundry room to collect lint in and then place outside in the spring to birds can use the lint for their nests.
Pour iced tea into an ice-cube tray and use "tea cubes" instead of regular ice cubes in your glass of iced tea. Then when they melt, the ice won't dilute your tea.
Favorite Comfort Food-Brownies with Hershey's Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
1 cup flour
1 can Hershey's Syrup
Cream sugar and margarine. Beat in the 4 eggs. Add the flour. Then add the syrup. Place batter in jelly roll pan. Bake 25 minutes.
Frosting for Brownies
1 1/2 cup of sugar
6 tblsp. milk
1 stick margarine
1 cup chocolate chips
Bring sugar, milk and margarine to boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Turn off heat and add chocolate chips. Beat until thick. Frost brownies.
Well, John, I hope this helps. Let us know how your project goes.