An email buddy of mine sent some safety tips for the 4th. Many were the usual fireworks cautions, but one really got my attention. The story was of a family that was bbqing, they cleaned their grill as usual with the wire brush, threw the burgers on and then sit down to eat. The daughter complained of something caught in her throat, they assumed a piece of meat. When the feeling did not go away they took her to the hospital. An x-ray revealed a small metal piece. It had pierced her esophagus and lodged in her neck, took 6 hours of surgery to remove. A small piece of the metal from the brush had broken off and stayed on the grill, it stuck to the hamburger patty. So if you use one of these brushes, please better safe than sorry, wipe the grill off after using a wire brush, or just used crumpled aluminum foil which works great at cleaning.
While in Wisc. I made no cholesterol brownies, both Steve and I are on cholesterol restricted diets. He really seemed to enjoy them. You can cut recipe in half if need be.
2 boxes brownie mix (I generally get whatever is on sale). Prepare as per instructions, but substitute egg beaters for real eggs. Add one additional ‘egg’ to recipe and handful of chocolate chips.
bake 350 in 13 x 9 pan ( use smaller pan for 1/2 recipe) for about 30 minutes or until tester used approx 2 inches from outer edge comes out clean.
When it comes out of oven, melt about 12 oz choc chips with 4 tablespoons of cholesterol free ‘butter’ in microwave, about 2 minutes, don’t overdo or will taste burnt. Stir like crazy, if too thick add a little warm water a little at time until spreading consistency. Pour over hot brownies.
These aren’t calorie or fat free but are cholesterol free and a little goes a long way in satisfying a sweet tooth or chocolate craving.
Hope everyone had a fun filled and safe 4th.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AMERICA
After taking out of oven