After a long week, all I needed this weekend was to sit and indulge in something chocolatey. So naturally I had to bake brownies. But that wasn't enough, (like I said it was a long week), so I had to grab the Nutella jar too. And it was pretty great sitting and indulging in all that chocolatey goodness. In one hand I held a brownie, and in the other a spoon covered in Nutella. I think that pretty much sums up the amazing-ness of that. Lately, I've not been posting as much as I'd like to because things have been a little hectic with work, home, and just life in general. I'm really trying to find a balance. But sometimes it's not that easy and life gets in the way, and as much as we'd like for things to go our way, sometimes they don't. And we just have to deal with it right? So that's what I've been trying to do, deal with it. But most importantly to think/stay positive. Because to be honest if I didn't think positive I know I would never be able to deal with some situations and get out of that crazy maze of stress and over-thinking! I'd like to think of myself as a pretty optimistic person. I love a good quote to motivate me, and I generally like to think on the positive side of things. I know life isn't all 'rainbows and butterflies' and there's a lot of downfalls in life we have to deal with. But we can try to make things a little better for ourselves by having a more optimistic attitude, and thinking positive. And this quote,
('We can't choose our circumstances but we can choose our attitude')
has been helping me deal with a lot of those not-so-great days and situations lately. It's important to remember that only we have the power to choose our attitude in any given circumstance. That choice is ours. And I really believe by choosing a positive attitude we can deal with, and get through those not-so-great (in other words cr***y) situations in life a little easier.
p.s chocolate also helps.
As for the brownie recipe. This is the recipe I use but I change somethings around to fit my liking. I'd say I'm more of the cakey-brownie person so I've substituted the plain flour for self-raising flour to get more of that cakey texture. And I used 100g of milk chocolate and 50g of dark chocolate.
Hope everyone has a lovely week.