It is a well known fact that children are full of questions. From the time they can speak until they reach the age of twelve or so, they question anything and everything.
It is exhausting.
Thankfully, most of them grow out of it.
I am one of the ones that didn’t.
Good questions, bad questions, hypothetical questions, rhetorical questions……if an honorary question asking PHD was ever to be awarded….well, I’m sure I’d definitely be in the running.
Unfortunately for my husband, most of these questions come to my mind late at night, right as he is comfortable and drifting off to sleep. There are two possible reasons for me choosing this, of all times, to begin my question asking extravaganza.
1. After a long day of baking, blogging, child raising, house cleaning and online shopping/browsing, my mind has finally slowed down and has had time think about the things I really want to know.
2. With my husband cozy and comfortable in bed, I know that he is forced to listen to me and try to help me find answers. He is way too tired to make a run for it.
As much as I try and convince myself that it is reason #1, deep down I know the truth. I think you do, too.
Let me run you through a scene from just a few nights ago.
ME (after seeing a commercial for an electric Nissan): Where do you plug that thing in if you are at a hotel?
HUSBAND (almost asleep until I ruined it, I blame Nissan): Hmmmm? Why? I’m sure the hotel people let them use an outside outlet.
ME: But what if they don’t? What if you are on a cross country trip and you have to stay in like five different hotels, a few are bound to say “no, you cannot charge your car here,” then what do you do?
HUSBAND: Why do you even need to know this?
ME: Because it is important. I need to know if me owning an electric car is a future possibility or if I should just cross it off my mental list right now.
HUSBAND: I’m sure you can just take the battery out and bring it up to your room and charge it in there.
ME: Oh, well why didn’t you just say so? That sounds easy enough…now I feel better.
Honestly, I am not even close to being in the market for a new car. But I needed to know. And with that mystery solved, I was able to fall asleep peacefully.
Here is another of my burning questions:
Who was the first person to ever combine the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter? Does anyone know? Maybe I could GOOGLE it. Whoever it is, they deserve a huge thank you from all of humankind. Without them, desserts like these would not be possible.
Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes
- One 21 oz package Duncan Hines Family Style Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
- 24 miniature peanut butter cups
- Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 regular muffin cups with paper liners.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions for cakelike brownies. Fill the cups half full with brownie batter. Press a peanut butter cup into the batter until batter meets the top edge of the peanut butter cup. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until brownies are set.
Adapted from Christmas with Paula Deen
This is where the recipe ends and most reasonable people would be very satisfied with the result. However, the moment I step into the kitchen, all reason and propriety fly right out the window. So, I topped these with the chocolate pan frosting from Cake Doctor’s Butt Kickin’ Brownie recipe. I highly recommend you do the same.