See yesterday's post. I know they will be cold, muddy and somewhat tired so I have ham sandwiches (I will put the ham in a skillet and warm it up) and chicken noodle soup waiting for them for lunch. There is some leftover coleslaw in the fridge too. I just baked some brownies and frosted them with homemade frosting or perhaps it is icing.
I make this fudgy frosting from scratch and frankly I don't really have a recipe. When I need some frosting for brownies or bar cookies I take about 2 tablespoons of butter and melt it in a microwaveable bowl. To this I add about a little less than 1/4 cup of cocoa. When it comes to cocoa, I buy the cheapest I can find and have never had one bit of problem in a recipe. Mix the cocoa with the melted butter until it is mixed and there are no lumps. Then I add a little milk and some vanilla. To this add some sifted confectioners sugar and start beating it with a spoon or wire whisk. Then I add a little bit more milk and sugar until I get it to the right consistency and the amount that I need for the brownies.
If I accidentally make too much frosting I put it in an old margarine container and store it in the fridge. Then after the brownies are gone I can take this frosting and spread it between two graham crackers - perhaps with a couple of marshmallows mixed in - and I have smore cookies.
Tonight we will be having homemade pizza for supper. I am craving pizza and I have plenty of mozzarella cheese in the freezer and I have several choices for meat toppings. I may make a "meat lovers" style pizza. I have hamburger that I can brown, ham chunks, pepperoni, bacon crumbles and even some little smokie sausages in the freezer. This may be the night to splurge on an artery clogging style pizza. My guys will be wanting a substantial pizza tonight after their race this morning.
I know I need to write about my grocery savings and I will - probably tomorrow. Right now I am off to tackle cleaning our two bathrooms but I should probably wait until after the guys come home. They will be very muddy and cold and I will probably then be left with mud in the showers.