sea salt brownies

Friday, September 04, 2015

 So, I have made brownies after the first day of school every year since Charlie was in kindergarten.  (He is now a sophomore in college.) Except for that one year I forgot and Charlie reminded me.
Some years it was a box mix.  And some years it was this recipe.  Really one of our all time favorites.  There is just something about walking into the house with that fresh baked brownie smell.  I think that's what I always wanted my kids to remember about the first day of school.  
And packing them for lunches the next day is pretty great, too.  I'm not sure who loves those paper bags more.  Me or, well, me.     
I just can't stop looking at this wisteria branch.  It amazes me how it twists itself together.  Just like life.

Happy long weekend friends.  So looking forward to it!

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  1. I love how your son reminded you that one year. I have fond memories of my mum baking for us. A big hit was her peanut butter blossoms with Hershey's kisses in the middle. I used to bring that to school for potlucks. I hope to do some baking this birthday weekend as I've spotted some good recipes on Pinterest.

  2. I love when the transitions continue joyfully as it seems like they do in your home.

  3. love that you do this. and the birthday balloons. love that, too!

  4. what a wonderful first day tradition! My daughter starts kindergarten next year, I've already started thinking about nice traditions to start for that special time. This one is something I would love doing!

  5. Everything here is beautiful! That branch is amazing. I thought it was rope!!